Recently, volunteers Peter and Teresa from St Vincent De Paul, Ferntree Gully (an organisation created to assist and help people in need) were kind enough to come and visit our school to teach us all about the work they do for people in need around Ferntree Gully. They taught us what to put in the donation boxes we are going to bring around the school for people to donate to our upcoming winter appeal. They showed us what non-perishable food is and how that is what we should donate because it is more long lasting. We got to ask questions and they answered all of them respectfully. They brought a few examples of non-perishable foods so that we got a better idea of what to bring.
They informed us about the upcoming mini-vinnies which would let primary school children help out this organisation and gain experience if they wish to. Vinnies visits people in need of help with clothing, food, vouchers, or even moral support. They help provide around Ferntree Gully and they are currently starting up the winter appeal for this year. Please donate or even spread the word of St Vincent De Paul organisation for more donations and people getting more and better help.
By Ciara K & Niamh Ni C Yr 5/6