Emmanuel College students and staff participated in the Backpack Challenge and lived out of a backpack for 40 hours! We had to pack all we needed to survive for 40 hours and carry it in our backpacks - our food, water, toiletries and clothing! We also held a Free Dress Day to raise funds for this cause in the Junior School, a Funky Backpack Day in the Senior School, a Milkshake Stall, A Bake Sale, a Coffee and Hot Chocolate Stall and a Famine Buster Sausage Sizzle. At the fete, we had a stall and conducted a sticker competition to win a backpack. This was all led by our incredible World Vision Team consisting of Year 11 and 12 students. The profits from the Mega Munchie Market Day were also generously donated to this cause.
Thank you Emmanuel Community for your compassion in helping these children regain a sense of security and safety and to everyone who contributed to the significant amount of $16,120.12 raised to help displaced children from Syria and South Sudan. Wycliffe was the winning house with the highest amount raised of $6,628.97! Congratulations to Wycliffe on a great team effort!
Every bit raised makes a huge difference in the lives of these people who are forced to flee their homes - $27 will feed one displaced person for a month and $50 will provide a safe play space for 400 traumatized children who have been robbed of their childhood.
Emmanuel is proud to support this charity with their enduring efforts.