Forest Lake Men's Shed was provided with funding to purchase power tools.
The Men's shed provides a safe and busy environment for men from all walks of life to come together to work on projects, and acts as a powerful tool in improving community connectedness and mental and physical health of older Australian men.
Forest Lake's Men's Shed President, Steve Bruford, said that the Centre's donation made an enormous impact on the capabilities of the Shed.
"Forest Lake Shopping Centre's generous donation means we are now equipped with a cordless drill, impact driver and power sander - none of which we had before," Mr Bruford said.
"One of the projects these tools helped with was the construction of 'buddy benches' for local primary schools. A buddy bench aims to create a more inclusive playground - if a child is feeling left out, they can sit on the bench and another student will invite them to play, or simply sit and talk with them."