The St Philip’s Christian College community has donated about $2000 worth of goods to the Samaritans for people in need.
The ‘Stacks of Supplies’ campaign was an enterprise project of the Year 12 work studies class – which comprises of just two students, James Martin and Maddison Humble.
Instead of the usual bake stall, the duo thought outside the box and came up with Stacks of Supplies, which Maddison said was inspired by Hillsong’s ‘Kilo of Kindness’ initiative.
They put the call out to the school community, and received enough donations to put together 70 bags (each valued around $30).
The bags included non-perishable goods such as food, sanitary products, beanies and kids’ toys.
Each bag will be distributed to homeless people and women and children escaping domestic violence.
“A lot of care, effort and attention to detail has gone into preparing packs and Samaritans is grateful to be receiving such a kind donation that we can offer to people we support,” Samaritans community services manager Belinda Latimore said.
Samaritans operates the neighbourhood centre in Cessnock; emergency relief sites across the Hunter, Central Coast and Taree and women’s and children’s refuge in Kempsey and Taree.
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