Caritas Australia’s annual fundraising and awareness raising appeal aims to bring together thousands of Australians in solidarity with the world’s poor; to help end poverty, promote justice and uphold dignity. Running through the six weeks of Lent each year, Project Compassion is an extraordinary, ongoing demonstration of the faith, love and generosity of caring supporters, all in the name of justice and peace. It is traditionally our Term One fundraising focus.
Project Compassion’s 2020 theme is ‘Let’s go further together’. As Pope Francis says, “Cultivate with Love the seeds of goodness, beauty and truth that God sows in every new generation”. So this year, Project Compassion celebrates how our efforts can transform lives, whilst providing vital learning and renewed hope to the children, women and men who are most vulnerable to extreme poverty and injustice around the world.
Pictured: Shrove Tuesday Pancake Fundraiser
As previously published, the Shrove Tuesday event raised a total of $1,470.35.
Our pre-ordered lunches at the House Swimming Carnival raised a total of $1,466.32
The House Athletics Canteens raised a total of $986.51
Our grand total so far for our Project Compassion fundraising campaign is a total of $3,923.18
There are also general collections, which have not yet been calculated.
Next week, all families will receive a letter and 5 raffle tickets. We are asking all families to consider buying five raffle tickets for $5 for our Fair Trade Easter Raffle, which will be drawn at our final Term One Assembly.
Thank you to everyone who has participated in our fundraising efforts for Project Compassion.
Mrs Nadia Knight
Assistant Principal – Mission and Staff Formation
Pictured: Students enjoying lunch at our Swimming Carnival