Supporting 'Mums Supporting Families In Need'
Lyndhurst Secondary College students are continuing to enjoy their visits to local organisations as part of a community project started in July by Sue Carrol, teacher at Lyndhurst.
On Friday 18th August, 7A visited a local charity to deliver supplies donated from Lyndhurst Secondary College and help to sort clothes, children’s gifts and unpack food and toiletry donations.
Mums Supporting Families in Need is a local charity, with their warehouse based in Seaford; it is a fully-volunteer-run organisation, providing quality material aid to struggling Victorian families in partnership with community support and welfare organisations.
Mums Supporting Families In Need started from humble beginnings, initially sorting from volunteers’ lounge rooms and working with a select group of local support services. Their belief is that every child has a right to have their daily needs met and that all families have a right to access excellent quality preloved items.
This first visit for our students really created awareness about the needs of some families and how we can often take things for granted. Students were discussing thoughts and feelings on the way back to College and a sense of gratitude was felt by everyone.
Thank you to Mums Supporting Families in Need for the opportunity to assist in your valuable work. Lyndhurst students will be returning to help again in October.
These positive community engagement activities are providing rich and meaningful learning for the students by giving them a real appreciation of life in the wider community.
Lyndhurst’s ongoing Community Involvement program will develop relationships and make community partnerships stronger.
Posted on Wed, August 23, 2017
by Claire Clancy