Care Bags at Subiaco Primary School
For the second year in a row, students at Subiaco Primary School have participated in Care Bags; a statewide initiative providing support to children going into foster care for the first time.
YouthCARE chaplain Jamie oversees the program with the help of the Social Justice Group.
“Our Social Justice Group is made up of around 50 students from years 5 and 6 who organise fundraising each term for various organisations,” said Jamie.
Last term, the school held a ‘Silver Coin Challenge’. The challenge involved each class filling a jar with as many silver coins as they could and the winners receiving handmade pizza from chaplain Jamie!
“Through the Silver Coin Challenge, we were able to raise $1,500 for the Care Bags program. I was then able to buy supplies for the bags and the Social Justice Group helped pack them.
“The backpacks are filled with two sets of clothes, socks and underwear, pajamas, toiletries, and a toy. This year we were able to make over 25 bags which are then given to the Department of Child Protection who distribute them to children going in foster care,” said Jamie.