Salvos get care pack­ages from cen­tre

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Health -

A FLOREAT child­care cen­tre has do­nated care pack­ages to the Sal­va­tion Army to help those in need.

Through­out May, Play’s Kool Out­side School Hours Care reached out for do­na­tions from the chil­dren, their fam­i­lies and their schools.

Lead ed­u­ca­tor Aoife Casey said some chil­dren even do­nated their pocket money or did chores to earn money to do­nate.

“The 2011 cen­sus de­ter­mined that over 105,000 peo­ple were homeless in Aus­tralia and shock­ingly, around 17 per cent of these were chil­dren un­der the age of 12,” Ms Casey said.

“We worked on a com­mu­nity project where the chil­dren made care pack­ages for the homeless.

“The pack­ages in­cluded es­sen­tial items that many of us may take for granted.”

These items in­cluded a tooth­brush and tooth­brush holder, tooth­paste, soap and soap holder, de­odor­ant, ther­mal socks and wipes.

“Each care pack­age cost $12 and we col­lected enough money to make 50,” Ms Casey said.

Ma­jor Lyne Jones from the Sal­va­tion Army came to speak to the chil­dren to ex­plain who the Salvos were and what they did.

“Af­ter Lyne’s visit, we brain­stormed what we had learnt and what we could do to help and we de­cided to cre­ate care pack­ages to as­sist the Salvos,” Ms Casey said.

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