Stocking up on life’s necessities
STUFF: Ignatius Park College students Jarrad Cavalot, Malakai Taufa, David Underwood, and Matt Gallegos, front, and Jason Thinee and Liam McGuire, back, with items for the Home Sweet Home package THESE Ignatius Park Coll ege s t udents l ook l i ke they’re getting ready to set up house.
But for the generous classmates it’s more about imp r o v i ng s o meone e l s e ’ s home than looking after themselves.
The Home Sweet Home Package initiative, organi s e d b y t e a c h e r J a c k y A r m s t r o n g , r e q u i r e d students to bring in specific household necessities to donate to families affected by Cyclone Yasi.
Year 8 s t udents were asked to collect toys, games, b o o ks – a nyt hi ng t hey might like or their younger brother or sister might like.
Year 9 collected laundry items, Year 10 school equip- ment, Year 11 was in charge of the kitchen and Year 12 the bathroom.
Other i t ems suggested were hair brushes, Panadol, insect repellent, Band-aids, tea towels, fry pans, pots, graters, torches, batteries, wat e r b o t t l e s , s a n i t a r y items, gloves, foot cream, deodorant, wallets/ purses, sunscreen, thongs, tissues, gumboots and even string clothes lines. ‘‘ We hope to put together 70 care packages,’’ Ms Armstrong said.
‘‘ One family has offered to contribute $ 2000 worth of goods to the program.’’
They were still accepting donations and if people wanted to help they should c o n t a c t t h e s c h o o l o n 4796 0222.