Shopping for others: RTC
By Melinda Hamilton, RTC Coordinator
Last week, the Radford Tribal Council went to Kmart early in the morning with the responsibility of purchasing gifts for the Capital Regional Community Service (CRCS) Christmas Appeal. The Term 3 Daytime Disco raised $768 which the students spent on a variety of gifts.
Bill, who works for CRCS had visited the RTC the previous week and explained the importance of helping those people in the Belconnen area and gave gift suggestions. Bill explained the need to get gifts for all ages and genders. He said they always get lots of donations of toys for kids, so to think about adults, particularly elderly people who might be alone at Christmas.
-Toys & Sports equipment
-Special Christmas food
-Stationery & Homewares
-Books – they love to give all children a book in their Christmas hampers
Armed with this knowledge, the RTC met at Kmart and moved around the store to each spend $25 on gifts and stocking fillers. It was a lot of fun and involved a lot of Maths to be adding up your selected items! After a busy time of checking out at the self-check registers, we caught the Radford buses back to school and put all the gifts in the Magic Bathtub to show the rest of the Junior School. Read more about supporting the Giving Tree in this week's Bulletin.