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Cool School supporting the Redlands

16/10/2014

Coolnwynpin State School has again supported the local Redlands community, this time with a great show of generosity to those most in need in our community.

Students and staff from the Coolnwynpin State School community collected personal hygiene items to donate to the Making a Difference foundation. Over 2000 items were collected including toothpaste, toothbrushes, hand sanitiser, lip balm, soap and face washers. These items will be made into personal hygiene packs and distributed to those people who are experiencing homelessness.

Student Council Representative, Owen Denison, said 'The initiative was a good idea because we got to help homeless people, including kids like us, who don’t have the things that we do.' Juanita Kirk, another Student Council Representative said that everyone did a fantastic job bringing in items each week. 'Even if it was just a small thing, it will make a difference to someone in need', Juanita said

Making a Difference aims to provide basic needs and help to people within our community who are struggling. 'There are approximately 2000 registered homeless people within the Redlands.

Principal, Mick Lawrance, indicated that he was very proud of the leadership shown by students around this initiative, and grateful for the many donations that flooded.

Homelessness can appear an insurmountable problem, but every day, one person at a time, homelessness is being overcome. It takes time, commitment and support from government, communities and individuals - the Cool School is a great example of how we can all make a difference.