Kids take time to help world’s needy
of simple essentials to a child in a developing country.
“Through their acts of kindness and generosity, the children are rewarded, knowing they have helped to make a difference to a child somewhere in the world who is in desperate need,” she said.
“They are helping a child from anywhere from Cambodia to Samoa, helping a child who has never received a gift before, a child they will probably never meet.”
Ms Morris said every classroom had a large box for donations of pencils, small toys, toothbrushes, soap, Tshirts, sewing kits, combs, tissue packs and balls throughout the year.
“Every student from preprimary to Year 6 has written a letter with a picture of themselves to be added to the boxes and on Thursday lunchtimes, I run a popular open craft club where students make items for the boxes such as jigsaws, beaded bracelets and necklaces, loom bands, finger puppets, and crazy pencils,” she said.
Ms Morris said this month the shoeboxes would be handed over to Shoebox House, ready to be dispatched overseas in November.
“We have many supportive friends, staff and families at Woodlupine and have extended our network to include volunteers from the wider community like the Helena Valley Lifestyle Village, who this year made 40 boxes to add to our donations,” she said.
Teacher and co-ordinator Christine Morris with Jett Ferguson, Ruby Williams, Marcus Wilkin, Alice Clark and Amelia Quaram-Waud.