Student with good heart helps needy with groceries
LAMEEZ Yunus spent $150 yesterday on groceries for three families she doesn't even know.
It's the second time the 20-year-old fashion student has spent her hard-earned wages on strangers.
"I thought some people would be better off with it than me," she said.
"I was only going to help out one family but three contacted me and I just couldn't say no."
She works at Hogs Breath Café and said she spent about two shifts' worth of wages on groceries.
"One lady has eight children so I gave her a little extra stuff," she said.
"We even gave her some extra nappies we had left over from my niece."
The South African, who has lived in Gladstone for more than two years, said she got her charitable ways from her parents.
"My parents did this a lot back at home (in Durban)," she said.
"It makes me feel really happy because I have achieved something good and given back."
As Christmas approaches Ms Yunus said she hoped she could continue to be charitable to other families.
"I did this once at the start of the year and now I'm trying to save some more money to do it again," she said.
"It just a great way to appreciate everything you have."
ON THE SHOPPING LIST:
- Bread x 4
- Milk x 6
- Three dozen eggs
- Chips x 3
- Crackers x3
- Lollies x 6
- Biscuits x12
- Cold drinks x10
- Carrots, tins of tuna, spaghetti and baked beans, peanut butter, Nutella and cereal.