Butler students donate hampers for mums at risk

MercyCare school liaison officer Louise Mason and Irene McCormack Catholic College service learning coordinator Janice Bell with the Year 7 Evans House students.
MercyCare school liaison officer Louise Mason and Irene McCormack Catholic College service learning coordinator Janice Bell with the Year 7 Evans House students.

COMMUNITY service for Butler students involved donating and promoting a program that supports young single mothers at risk of homelessness.

This term the Year 7 Evans House students from Irene McCormack Catholic College completed their service learning hours by donating to, and promoting, the MercyCare Coolock Units.

The program provides medium term accommodation for single mothers aged between 16 to 25 years who are at risk of homelessness.

During their stay, the young women receive support to help them transition towards independent living.

The Butler classes collected gifts and treats for mothers who usually could not afford to spoil themselves.

MercyCare school liaison officer Louise Mason thanked the students for putting together 24 wellness packs for the Coolock mums and bubs program, housing support and youth support services.

“The wellness packages, including colouring in books, chocolates, warm pyjamas and toiletries, will allow these women in our programs the opportunity to not only be warm this winter, but also treat themselves to some small luxuries,” Mrs Mason said.

Visit www.mercycare.com.au for more information.