Stock­ing up on life’s ne­ces­si­ties

Townsville Bulletin - - Inside Today -

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.

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