Christ­mas char­ity is stu­dents’ gift

South Western Times - - News -

Food­bank Aus­tralia’s bat­tle to rid the na­tion of hunger was bol­stered ear­lier this month by a car­ing and self­less do­na­tion from the stu­dents of St Mary’s Ja­co­bite Church Sun­day School.

The 12 stu­dents all aged be­tween five and 12years-old made a coin con­tri­bu­tion to a col­lec­tion box at the be­gin­ning of ev­ery les­son this year be­fore also host­ing their own garage sale in mid Novem­ber.

In all, the stu­dents raised $500 and de­liv­ered the sum to Food­bank Bun­bury on Fri­day morn­ing.

Sun­day school teacher Binhu Raju said it made her in­cred­i­bly happy to see the stu­dents’ en­thu­si­asm and ef­forts.

“At the garage sale, they were all up the front talk­ing to the peo­ple about what they were do­ing and sell­ing things,” she said.

“I was just at the back watch­ing them, it was great.”

The stu­dents agreed col­lec­tively they could not be­lieve they had raised $500.

Food­bank Bun­bury man­ager Carol Hearn said the do­na­tion would re­sult in more than 500 ex­tra meals be­ing cre­ated.

“They were just adorable and they were so ex­cited about how many meals would be sup­plied,” she said. “It was quite amaz­ing that these kids have done so well and it makes such a great dif­fer­ence.”

Pic­ture: Jon Gell­weiler

Gee­vargh­ese Saju, Fida San­thosh, both 11, El­ize­bath Saju, 9, Tia San­thosh, 5, Amelia Sa­jeev, Niya Koshy, both 8, and Noel Koshy, 11, from St Mary's Ja­co­bite Church Sun­day School handed over a $500 do­na­tion to Food­bank Bun­bury man­ager Carol Hearn ear­lier this month.

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