PLC shoes the way to help those most in need

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

PRES­BY­TE­RIAN Ladies’ Col­lege stu­dents are putting them­selves in other peo­ple’s shoes as part of a new char­ity cam­paign.

For the Walk in My Shoes cam­paign, stu­dents do­nated their good qual­ity sec­ond-hand shoes for in­dige­nous peo­ple in re­mote com­mu­ni­ties, refugees and home­less young peo­ple.

Hun­dreds of pairs of shoes will go to Unit­ingCare West, who will dis­trib­ute them to those in need.

Year 12 ser­vice cap­tain Elsa Sil­ber­stein said it was im­por­tant to not only raise money for char­ity but also look out­wards and un­der­stand other peo­ple’s strug­gles.

“Ser­vice is a big part of PLC,” Elsa said.

“I al­ways ex­pect a lot from th­ese girls.

“We had so many dona­tions, we ac­tu­ally ran out of bags.”

Com­mu­nity and ser­vice learn­ing co- or­di­na­tor Tracey Ba­hen said the school’s ser­vice phi­los­o­phy was about com­ing to terms with a sense of em­pa­thy for other peo­ple’s sit­u­a­tions.

“So the girls can con­sider what it’s like to walk in an­other per­son’s shoes,” Tracey said.

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