School kids give hope at Christmas
Students from Bronte and Bellevue Hill Public Schools have recently dug deep to donate over 600 presents for disadvantaged children being assisted by Wesley Mission.
Each school put up a Wesley Mission ‘Tree of Hope’ festooned with gift tags with the age and gender of each child to receive a present. The school students each took a tag and purchased a gift for an individual child. The gifts are being distributed through Wesley Family Centres throughout Sydney.
School parent and Wesley Mission employee Grainne Hogan said the response has been overwhelming.
“From my initial presentation to the schools to today, bringing back two carloads of gifts to Wesley Mission, the students of both schools have really put their hearts into it,” she said.
“It’s a fantastic way to encourage the children to look beyond their own circumstances at Christmas and consider difficulties faced by others.”