Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western Opinion -

Over­whelmed by the “ex­or­bi­tant” amount her class­mates spend on their high school ball, Methodist Ladies Col­lege stu­dent Jon­ica Stick launched Dress­less4refugees cam­paign to raise at least $5000 for Ox­fam. The front-page re­port was the most pop­u­lar ar­ti­cle ever posted on Western Sub­urbs Weekly’s Face­book page, reach­ing more than 53,000 peo­ple and gain­ing a to­tal 1100 likes, com­ments and shares. Jon­ica’s cam­paign struck a chord with thou­sands of read­ers across WA, with many com­ments say­ing they wished their school would also take up the ini­tia­tive. $5000 on school ball dress? That’s dis­gust­ing. Par­ents should be ashamed of them­selves.

- Sally Schwartz What a great idea - good on them.

- Katie Roberts Have it on the oval, ev­ery fam­ily brings a plate and all the dresses come from an Op Shop. Let’s make it real Methodist Ladies’ Col­lege.

-Steph Culling­ford That’s a gor­geous idea!

- Rachel Stew­ard Wow! What an incredible per­son! Great to see the young gen­er­a­tion lead­ing the way & set­ting such a great ex­am­ple to all of us.

- Sarah Brolsma Thank you for tak­ing this stand and I fully sup­port this cam­paign. My daugh­ter is in Year 11 at a lo­cal school and I would def­i­nitely en­dorse this. - Gil­lian And the girls will have more fun sal­vaging, OMG do­ing their own hair and makeup. What has the world come to!

- Vanessa Stephen So glad some­one has ini­ti­ated this.

- Julie Sav­ill Great re­flec­tive think­ing. Be proud of your­self. I hope I raise my daugh­ters to be able to think like you when they grow up.

- Genevieve McMullan We need more peo­ple think­ing this way. - Karen La­mond Smart girls. Well done. You will still have a won­der­ful night X

-Ally Berry

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