Mount Isa's ability to lend a helping hand to those in need is an integral part of the community which was recently on display by local Tom Atu.
After finding out a young student required a laptop for their year 12 studies, PCYC Youth Club Officer Aimee Sewell went online to spread to the word and to see if anyone could help.
"I put up a post on my Facebook page to see if anyone could help a client of mine with an old laptop who had been trying really hard at school and having a red hot go," Ms Sewell said.
"The young client (who wished to remain unnamed) was working very hard to gain his independence, he was attending school, had employment and hoped to get a trade within the next few months."
However the young man was struggling to complete his year 12 with no laptop and his residence didn't have a computer he could use regularly.
"I asked around if anyone had an old laptop in good working order that they would like to lend or donate to his young person," Ms Sewell said.
The response was amazing.
"We were overwhelmed by support for this item," she said.
"This is way I love the Mount Isa community. We were able to secure a laptop and software package thanks to local Tom Atu.
"The best part about this is that we will be able to offer this sponsorship to a year 12 student in Mount Isa for the next three years with the assistance of Youth Support program."
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