The Busselton Community will benefit from a recent free dress day at Cornerstone, when uniforms were swapped for the opportunity to help those less fortunate.
As part of the Busselton Christmas Hamper Appeal, College students were encouraged to bring to school non-perishable food items over the course of a week, with a final collection made last Friday. Every student who wished to put aside their uniform for the day, was required to bring a cash donation, or a food item for that privilege. The result was an enormous amount of food and close to $270 in cash. All of the proceeds have been passed along to Cornerstone Church of Christ, who are one of the 6 church groups who are participating in the Hamper Appeal this Christmas.
An assembly held early on Friday gave the students the opportunity to present their donations to Rick Paget, the community pastor at Cornerstone. He was delighted in the support that the students have made towards this worthy cause.
The Year 10 students, along with Mrs Lisa Smith were responsible for promoting the event amongst students and have every reason to be pleased with the results of their labour. They made posters, visited classrooms, collected food items, and were a significant reason behind their peer’s enthusiasm in the project.
The Busselton Christmas Hamper Appeal will distribute food parcels to struggling local families during December, and donations of further items can be made through Cornerstone Church of Christ, or any of the other participating church groups.