BGS boys have shown their capacity to help others, with Middle School and Year 9 students teaming to put together a large number of Christmas hampers to be distributed by St Vincent de Paul, ensuring a number of families facing challenging times can still enjoy a wonderful Christmas.
Students in the Middle School, Years 5 to 8, each received a family to support. The boys generously donated food as well as gifts for each family member, which will go to families who live in the Esk region.
St Vincent de Paul youth engagement officer Shaina Donald said they were blown away by both the size and quality of each of the donated hampers. The letter of thanks from St Vincent de Paul also contained words of thanks from a number of volunteers, who will personally deliver the BGS hampers to families in need.
“Please convey to the students our gratitude in undertaking such an inspirational project in preparing the hampers for families in unfortunate circumstances. It is really enjoyable when we deliver the hampers to the often unsuspecting children and parents on the list,” the letter said.
“Perhaps one day, these children will have the opportunity to undertake a similar gesture because of your generous spirit of giving to a stranger. Happy Christmas to you all.”
Year 9 tutor groups were allocated a particular hamper item to donate. These hampers were delivered to The Support Centre in Spring Hill, which provides immediate assistance for the homeless or those at risk of becoming homeless by providing food, toiletries and clothing vouchers and other material support.
The Christmas Hampers will be distributed to St Vincent de Paul’s regular clients as well as local families in and around the Spring Hill area.
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