Well done everybody on raising $937.75 this October for Mission Month. We are thrilled and we know that our contributions will be graciously received by Catholic Mission, so that they can help the people of Madagascar who are so desperately in need of living water.
Today we wore our crazy socks to Sock It To Poverty. This is the theme set by Catholic Mission during Mission Month each year. At OLHC we wear our crazy socks (mis-matched, long socks, short socks, patterned socks, footy socks, creative socks!) and donate a gold coin to Catholic Mission, who this year, are raising much needed funds for the people of Madagascar. Even more important than funds, is awareness, and we are proud to say that this is our third Crazy Sock Day. Awareness brings gratitude for our own lives and also reminds us to pray for our neighbours who are less fortunate than us. Well done to all the students who managed to raise over $270 and an invaluable amount of awareness.
October is Mission Month and this year Catholic Mission is raising much needed awareness and funds to support those in need in Madagascar. On the 3rd September, 2015, Our school Captains, Piper and Ethan attended the launch of World Mission Month at St. John the Evangelist High School in Nowra, together with other catholic schools from across the diocese.
Although surrounded by water Madagascar lacks access to clean water for washing, cleaning, cooking and most importantly, drinking. This forces the community to use dirty water, which is making them seriously ill. Alarmingly, each year, thousands of children die from preventable diseases like diarrhoea because of the lack of clean water and proper sanitation.
We encourage you to watch the video about the work of Sister Rose Rasoavololona and her community at http://cm.org.au/WMM2015/home.html .
We will be having our annual Crazy Sock Day is on Friday 9th October in an effort to ’Sock It To Poverty' where students and teachers wear their crazy socks e.g. mismatched, bright, long, footy socks, silly socks to school in an effort to raise awareness of the plight of those who live in Madagascar, without access to fresh water. We encourage people to bring in a gold coin as a donation on this day.
On Monday 19th October we will have a whole school prayer to mark World Mission Sunday (18th October).
Students from the SRC have provided classrooms with a collection jar, for ongoing classroom collections during the month of October to support Catholic Mission in their work in Madagascar. Every $5 raised will be represented a drop of water on our visual display in our office window. We hope to LOTS of water drops!
Stay tuned for updates on how we go with our fundraising and awareness initiatives. If you would like to donate to catholic Mission, you can do so here /.
"I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink"