Homeless cafe gets massive food boost from kind students
KIND-HEARTED students have given a boost to a charitable project which helps needy people.
Towards the end of last year All Hallows College teaching staff set students a challenge to bring in food to be given to the Treehouse project.
The enterprise, which runs out of Elim Christian Life Centre on Parsonage Street, offers meals and support to the homeless and helps families struggling to support themselves.
College principal Tony Billings said the response from students was fantastic.
He said: “It is really pleasing to see how our students translate our Christian values into action and to show they care.
“As a school community we decided to support this cause and for each student to aim to bring in at least one item of nutritious and nonperishable food.
“We decided that we would run this project within our new house system and in conjunction with the RE department.
“We now have four houses in college: Alpha, Omega, Pax and Icthus. Each house had an assembly in which they were told about the Treehouse project.
“As always, students at All Hallows demonstrated our core values of compassion and honourable purpose by bringing in lots of tins, jars and cartons of nonperishable food.
“The amount and range of food brought in was huge and I am sure this will go long way to helping the less fortunate people in our community during these winter months.
“A massive thank you to all the families who contributed, your donation is much appreciated.”
●● Ji Chen and Joshua Mock from All Hallows with food for the Treehouse project