Our Lady’s Assumption students collect winter items for the homeless


Mackenzie Jubb, Taine Knight, Ermillie Lomma and Laura Ammendolea hold boxes full of
winter items for homeless people.
Mackenzie Jubb, Taine Knight, Ermillie Lomma and Laura Ammendolea hold boxes full of winter items for homeless people.

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

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

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

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

“We have been collecting for about two or three weeks,” she said.

“We contacted Shopfront and they gave us a list of things (they needed).

“We put it out to the school and communities just came together,” she said.

She said it was important for children to learn about people less fortunate than themselves and their families and to give back to others.

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

“It was really good.

All the different families from across the classrooms have really got on board and donated what they can,” she said.