Irene McCormack Catholic College students shake a tin for Vinnies Street Appeal in Clarkson


Irene McCormack Catholic College’s service learning co-ordinator Cherie Milne with the Years 10 and 11 students.
Irene McCormack Catholic College’s service learning co-ordinator Cherie Milne with the Years 10 and 11 students.

IRENE McCormack Catholic College students from Years 10 and 11 spent three hours rattling and shaking donation buckets in Clarkson recently for the annual Vinnies Street Appeal.

The fundraising initiative supports St Vincent de Paul’s emergency relief program, helping people at risk of homelessness by providing food, clothing, furniture and bedding, help with utility bills and rent, friendship, advocacy and referrals.

Service learning co-ordinator Cherie Milne said the students were “great ambassadors” as they interacted with the public on Ocean Keys Boulevard and spread awareness of the cause.

The fundraiser continued at the Butler school with a group of Year 7 students collecting during lunch breaks, bringing the total to $516.70.

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