Excited students from Beechboro Christian School today presented 242 blankets to the Salvation Army as a part of their Winter Appeal.
The blankets were presented to Lieutenant Ben Hollis of the Salvation Army at a school assembly on 30 June.
Included in the 242 blankets were three blankets knitted by school students, including one knitted especially by a kindergarten class.
“I want to say thank you, not only from the Salvation Army but from the people who will receive these blankets”, said Lt Hollis when addressing the students.
“I encourage you to continue to be generous and think about those less fortunate than yourselves,” he said.
This is the second year that Beechboro Christian School has been involved with the Salvation Army’s Winter Blanket Appeal, and is one of many community-oriented programs that the school operates.
The school also raised $400 for the Salvation Army through a sausage sizzle.
“It has been wonderful to see the genuine heart of our community for those in need and very powerful to see the ‘hands-on’ contributions from the children,” said Beechboro Christian School Principal Mr Justin Krause.
“Initiatives like this winter blankets appeal, harmony day, compassion day and our regular Bennett Springs Fair remind our students that they are a part of a broader community and should work to support that community, particularly those in need.
“By encouraging our students to focus on others, our graduates will make a positive impact on the world around them”, he said.
This story was covered in The Advocate newspaper on July 6 2017.