Old clothes donated for homeless

St. Joseph's students dressed in warm clothes and enjoying a hot Milo for their Winter Warmer day
St. Joseph's students dressed in warm clothes and enjoying a hot Milo for their Winter Warmer day

St. Joseph’s Primary School held a Winter Warmer day on June 23 in support of St. Vincent de Paul’s Winter Blanket Appeal.

The event was organised and run entirely by St. Joseph’s LEAD group, with students encouraged to come to school wearing their ‘winter woolies’ and to donate any unused items.

The donations from the students filled two shopping trolleys full with old blankets, coats and sleeping bags, while all the proceeds from sales of hot Milo were also donated.

St Joseph’s Year 1 teacher, Mrs. Leanne Nield said she hoped the donations from her students would be of benefit this winter.

“The children and families have been incredibly generous with their donations and we hope that in our own small way, we can make a difference to the many people who find it difficult to stay warm during the winter months,” Mrs. Nield said.

The Winter Blanket Appeal this year is expected to assist an estimated 1.3 million people and provide 2 million hot meals to the homeless.