Encounter with homeless triggers helping hands
CHILDREN often dream big but it is not often they have the chance or concentration to follow things through from start to finish.
That is certainly not the case for Coolbellup Community School trio Indyana Morton, Tadiwa Mutizwa and Taryn Strother, who are aiming to distribute up to 100 kits to the homeless over the school holidays.
In the kits are sanitary items including razors, soap, deodorant, shampoo and gum.
The kits were filled with donations from the public and purchases made by the students using their own pocket money.
Year 6 student Indyana said she was encouraged to do something after querying the circumstances around a homeless person she had seen during a trip to the shops.
After advice from her grandmother and guidance from school chaplain Jane Snare, Indyana and friends Tadiwa and Taryn decided to put a plan into action.
The junior team spoke at their school assembly and used the influx of visitors on State Election day to push their cause and collect donations.
Indyana said the response had been greater than expected, with donations coming in all the time.
“We were very excited that people wanted to help people in need,” she said.
The trio are eager to work with the Red Cross or Salvation Army to deliver the bags to those who need them most over coming school holidays. Donations can be made at the school.
Year 6 students Taryn Strother, Indyana Morton and Tadiwa Mutizwa with their Helping Hands donation bags.