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Helping the homeless

1 April 2019

Primary students have shown great initiative by running a toiletries drive to help the homeless. The primary students from Buckley House that were involved reflected on the work that they have been doing to help the homeless.

A teaspoon of change is all you need to make an impact. Last year the school held its first Pitch for the Planet Showcase. The focus was to improve the school’s impact on the environment and to align with one or more of the Global Goals.

Xenia, Matthew and Elly along with their teachers Miss Blanch and Ms Woollard developed a pitch to help the homeless. Their idea related to the Global Goal No Poverty. They wanted the school community to donate basic toiletry items to people doing it tough and living on the streets of Melbourne. The Global Citizenship Committee decided to action their pitch because it aligned with the schools Global Goal this term No Poverty and the theme of Homelessness.

We are really thrilled with the number of toiletries we received from the students, staff and families of Buckley House. We are so grateful that everybody showed such generosity and contributed to the toiletry drive.  Our small teaspoon of change is now in the community and helping the homeless.

Xenia, Matthew and Elly 

I think that it’s amazing that such a small idea could turn into a massive event at our school to help the whole community. The result of the toiletry drive proves that if you take a little idea and give it enough attention it can grow into something amazing. Peter Royce from 300 Blankets not only inspired us to learn more about homelessness but encouraged us to interact with the homeless to show we care. I really do hope that all of the toiletries help the homeless and their daily lives.  It was a great experience for all of us to be involved and participate in. It has been the biggest fundraiser at our school. We really do hope that all of the toiletries help the homeless.

Ellaria, Jonathan, Oliver and Zara 

Global Ambassadors at Buckley House