Published on: 29 August 2019
The School has just launched the Humble Project.
In collaboration with St Bartholomew’s House, the Project aims to raise awareness of homelessness and empower boys in the Senior School to make a positive difference in the community.
Each of our Senior School House groups has been given a wheelie bin to collect everyday essentials such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, bar soap, shaving razors, shampoo, conditioner, hand sanitiser and roll-on deodorant.
Director of Philanthropy, Ms Carolyn Turner said, “Packs will be prepared by boys from our Peter Moyes Centre once all items have been collected, with House Prefects playing a supporting role.”
“These packs will then be distributed to members of our community, including victims of domestic violence, seeking crisis accommodation and support.”
“At Christ Church, we provide our boys with experiences that exemplify ‘service before self’ and encourage them to see past their experiences so that they can make a difference in someone’s life.”
“Current figures show that on any given night in Australia, 1 in 200 people are homeless and 27% of those are under the age of 18. It’s alarming and we as a community are obliged to help those less fortunate.”
“We are pleased to collaborate with St Bartholomew’s House on this project, and work together to deliver on their mission of assisting the homeless in rebuilding their lives and prevent future homelessness.”
The boys have been given until 4 September to fulfil the collection.