September 20, 2018

Homelessness Awareness Week

Catherine McAuley Westmead held a ‘Homelessness Awareness Week’ recently as part of a campaign by its Student Social Justice Leaders to raise awareness of the over 105,000 Australians who are homeless on any given night.

The Student Leaders launched the Week at a school assembly where they reminded the school community that homelessness is not a choice and instead a variety of factors can contribute such as mental illness, family violence, relationship breakdowns and issues with drugs and alcohol.

As part of the Homelessness Awareness Week the school ran awareness raising campaigns, cupcake stalls, a lolly jar guessing competition, busking in the school grounds at lunchtimes and held a collection drive to collect small non-perishable items to be given out to homeless in the area via the St Vincent de Paul Vinnies Van.

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