Santa Maria College students donate time and money to MercyCare


Santa Maria College students Nicholas Petagna, Hamish Gillespie, Eloise Kon-yu, Macy Sumich, Alexandra Del Casale and Gabriella Miocevich with the back to school packs.
Santa Maria College students Nicholas Petagna, Hamish Gillespie, Eloise Kon-yu, Macy Sumich, Alexandra Del Casale and Gabriella Miocevich with the back to school packs.

A GROUP of generous Santa Maria College students donated their time and money to help ensure that children less fortunate than themselves have the best possible start to the school year.

The students collected donations on behalf of not-for-profit organisation MercyCare, which were used to buy essential school items like stationery, backpacks and drink bottles.

They then spent several hours putting together the back to school packs that were distributed at a special event in Kings Park.

MercyCare schools liaison officer Louise Mason said the packs would help children in MercyCare’s fostering program as well as those living in the organisation’s family group homes.

“Starting a new school year should be a fun and exciting experience for every child,” Ms Mason said.

“What is so inspiring about the students involved in this project is that they have given up part of their own school holidays to help others – that is very admirable.”