Our Lady’s Assumption students provide winter warmth for the homeless


Mackenzie Jubb, Taine Knight, Ermillie Lomma, and Laura
Ammendolea with parcels for the homeless.
Mackenzie Jubb, Taine Knight, Ermillie Lomma, and Laura Ammendolea with parcels for the homeless.

STUDENTS from Our Lady’s Assumption (OLA) School in Dianella collected boxes of winter items for the homeless on Friday.

About 15 students from years 5 and 6 formed a Mini Vinni’s group where they organised different events to assist people in the community.

The group had been collecting essential winter items to pass on to Maylands organisation The Shopfront, which is an organisation run by a local church who provided services and donated goods to those in need.

OLA Year 2 teacher Vanessa Knight, who helped organise the initiative, said it was important for the students to do a service for the community.

“We have been collecting for about two or three weeks. We just contacted Shopfront and they put out a list of things. So we put it out to the school and communities just came together,” she said.

“The kids can think about people other than themselves and looking at people who are less fortunate because as a Catholic school most of us are pretty privileged and to give back to others is something is very important.”

Ms Knight said the students were excited to donate a variety of essentials including canned food and clothing.