Project Compassion – Shrove Tuesday Fundraiser
Caritas Australia is the international aid and development organization of the Catholic Church in Australia. They are a member of the Fundraising Institute of Australia and the Australian Council for International Development (ACFID).
Caritas Australia’s annual Lenten fundraising and awareness-raising appeal is traditionally referred to as Project Compassion. It brings thousands of Australians together in solidarity with the world’s poor to help end poverty, promote justice and uphold dignity. It is our awareness and fundraising focus for Term 1 each year, usually raising approximately $5000.
The theme for Project Compassion 2019 is GIVE LENT 100% with the focus in 2019 being to empower young people to lead their communities to a better, just future. Stand in solidarity with young people living in poverty by giving alms to create real change.
Your support of Project Compassion this term can deliver emergency and humanitarian aid to people living in poverty around the world.
Show your faith, love and generosity this Lent and donate.
The Social Justice Group this year has been working diligently to raise awareness and money to donate. So far this year they have organized canteens at sporting carnivals and a Shrove Tuesday Pancake Making House Competition. In addition to these events, they are currently working on a Fair Trade Easter Raffle and a Casual Clothes Day to take place closer to the end of the term.
The Shrove Tuesday House competition went a bit like this….
Even though Moroney won this event, please remember the true winners are all the people who will benefit from the work of Caritas, who we are supporting this Lent!
More information regarding the educational material we are using in classrooms can be found at:
Mrs Nadia Knight
Assistant Principal – Faith and Mission
“At our Shrove Tuesday Pancake Competition, the fierce tempo was set early with the leaders arriving as the sun came over the horizon. It was great to see such commitment and excitement from all involved. As the cooking started, the customers began rolling in and the real competition was on. With hundreds of students lining up to buy a pancake and participate in the event, the cooking was endless. It was amazing to see so many people from all year levels get involved and support Caritas and people in need. It was a great way to get all the school involved in a fun to raise awareness and money for a good cause. Not everyone in the world is as fortunate as us, and therefore we should do what we can to ensure they have the best life possible.”
– Chris Nielsen, 12B