Kids show homeless they care
Christmas time is often regarded as the season of giving and that was a mantra adopted by a number of young students recently.
Year 7 Broome Girls Academy and Clontarf Academy kids teamed up with volunteers to pack 200 bags for local homeless people last week, before the wet season kicks in.
Each package contained a blanket, towel, notepad, pen, water bottle, pillow and toiletries, donated by an anonymous business owner and freighted to town for free by Regal Transport.
BGA students made tags for each bag, braided them with indigenous colours and drew pictures on them around the words “just so you know someone cares”.
BGA program manager Kelly Winter said the students were “honoured to be able to put together a special gift for those that do not have much”.
Three-quarters of the bags would go to Centacare Kimberley, with the remainder to Red Cross Australia.
Volunteer mental health worker Sandra Guzzi helped oversee the charitable project and said it was her young nephew who came up with the idea.
“We talk a lot about bullying and making someone else feel better when you’re down,” she said.
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