Tuesday 8 August was the Feast Day of St Mary MacKillop of the Cross – a day when we focus on service and outreach in action. Over 100 staff members from Catholic Education Office volunteered their time helping those in need through a diverse range of activities.
Some groups provided service labour to organisations such as Foodbank, Cancer Council and Meals on Wheels; others compiled toiletry and baby packs for FAME – Flexible Learning Centre. Others assembled backpacks containing clothes and personal items for children being placed in emergency foster care and domestic violence shelters.
A group from our building & planning team built a shed and sandpit play area for St Joseph’s Education Centre situated at Our Lady of the Sacred Heart College and other groups donated blood or visited and engaged with residents at an aged care facility.
One staff member who helped at Foodbank said ‘it was great to do something together as a team that was so worthwhile. Over 85,000 South Australians are serviced by this organisation’.