RSC Supports CRCS Christmas Appeal

By Miss Melinda Hamilton, Radford Student Council Coordinator and Teacher

On Tuesday, 17 October, Radford Student Council (RSC) visited Kmart to purchase gifts for people in need this Christmas. The gifts were purchased using the more than $700 raised at the Junior School discos in Term 3 and a little of our Radford Reaches Out funds.

Students purchasing Christmas gifts at Kmart

Last week, Heidi from Capital Region Community Service (CRCS) came and spoke to the students about the way the Christmas appeal helps so many people in our local community. Families and individuals who are finding it difficult to afford Christmas gifts will be invited to go and select gifts from those donated to help brighten their Christmas.

The shopping trip was a real highlight of the year, and students loved thinking about how to spend $30 each to buy a variety of gifts for babies and young children right through to elderly people. The RSC demonstrated kindness and care while deciding what would make lovely gifts for others.

Students purchasing Christmas gifts at Kmart

After a busy time through the self-checkouts, everyone carried their bags of gifts to the Radford buses and headed back to school.

Now, we invite the rest of the Junior School to continue supporting the CRCS Christmas appeal by bringing in an unwrapped gift to place in the magic bathtub in the Junior School Reception. These gifts will be collected on 17 November (end of Week 6). Thank you for your support.