Col­lege sup­ports Salvos ap­peal

Sunshine Coast Daily - Caloundra Weekly - - LIFE -

THROUGH­OUT the month of May, Pa­cific Lutheran Col­lege part­nered with The Sal­va­tion Army, Caloun­dra for the 2019 Red Shield Ap­peal, rais­ing more than $8000 and do­nat­ing more than 1480 non-per­ish­able items.

The Col­lege hosted a ca­sual clothes day to raise funds, had more than 200 stu­dents, par­ents and staff mem­bers par­tic­i­pate in the Door Knock Ap­peal and also do­nated non-per­ish­able food and per­sonal items for the Win­ter Food Ap­peal.

The Sal­va­tion Army, Caloun­dra corps of­fi­cer, aux­il­iary lieu­tenant Karen Clark said it was a fan­tas­tic ef­fort.

“We feel very priv­i­leged that Pa­cific ded­i­cate the month of May to rais­ing funds and food for the Sal­va­tion Army and we ap­pre­ci­ate the time given by stu­dents, staff and par­ents,” she said.

“The amount raised was out­stand­ing, as was the num­ber of non-per­ish­able items do­nated.

“The Col­lege’s ef­forts in help­ing the Salvos will make a huge dif­fer­ence to fam­i­lies in need in our lo­cal com­mu­nity, for many it will be life chang­ing.”

Pa­cific has a strong re­la­tion­ship with The Sal­va­tion Army, Caloun­dra that dates back more than 16 years.

Pa­cific’s direc­tor of stu­dents Ben Ryan said ser­vice learn­ing was an im­por­tant part of the Col­lege’s ethos and ed­u­ca­tion prac­tice.

“Par­tic­i­pa­tion in ser­vice ini­tia­tives like the Red Shield Ap­peal greatly ben­e­fits stu­dent’s growth and de­vel­op­ment,” Mr Ryan said.

“Through pos­i­tive ac­tion, our stu­dents and wider com­mu­nity are demon­strat­ing what it means to act with a keen sense of so­cial jus­tice and be ad­vo­cates for oth­ers.”

GEN­ER­OUS: Pa­cific Lutheran Col­lege part­nered with The Sal­va­tion Army, Caloun­dra for the 2019 Red Shield Ap­peal.

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