Boxes open Shen­ton to the spirit of giv­ing

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Your Guide To Christmas - By LISA THOMAS

SHEN­TON Col­lege students are giv­ing back to their lo­cal com­mu­nity in the spirit of Christ­mas.

Year 9 students put to­gether 75 Christ­mas boxes filled with presents for dis­ad­van­taged Aus­tralian chil­dren.

Head of learn­ing and com­mu­nity Year 9 Gary Green said the school had a call to ac­tion af­ter find­ing out from the Sal­va­tion Army that more than 500,000 chil­dren in Aus­tralia would not re­ceive gifts this Christ­mas.

He said this helped gal­vanise the school’s fo­cus of sup­port­ing fam­i­lies who would be un­able to pro­vide gifts for their chil­dren.

“The abil­ity to help some­one of your own age who may not be for­tu­nate enough to re­ceive any­thing for Christ­mas in our lo­cal com­mu­nity was seen as a very high pri­or­ity by our students and staff,” he said.

“The up­take from the Shen­ton com­mu­nity has been re­mark­able, with 80 boxes be­ing pro­vided. It has been an im­pres­sive col­lec­tive ef­fort to help others and to bring some joy and sur­prise to count­less chil­dren at Christ­mas.”

The boxes will be given to the Sal­va­tion Army for dis­tri­bu­tion.

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