A feature of Lent is Caritas Australia’s annual Project Compassion fundraiser. This year, communities were being asked to support Caritas’ work For All Future Generations.
While it has continued to be a difficult year for many in our community, our Catholic values of love and charity shone through during this year’s Project Compassion fundraiser.
This Lent, we were all asked to become aware of how our small change could help communities around the world today and into the future.
This year’s theme, For All Future Generations, was inspired by God’s promise to Noah and his creation after the great flood. When the flood waters subsided, a rainbow appeared in the sky and the dove returned with an olive branch indicating a new beginning.
God said, ‘This is the sign of the covenant that I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all future generations.’
Learners in Year 3 accepted this call to look beyond themselves in supporting Caritas Australia through organising and participating in a walkathon. The total donations they received to their fundraiser dictated the number of laps they needed to walk around the oval. From this action alone, the Year 3 Learning Community raised nearly $500 for Project Compassion.
We also invited families to fill up their Project Compassion box, a familiar sight to Australian Catholics since the 1960s.
These boxes, along with the Year 3 fundraiser, allowed us to donate $1341 to Caritas Australia on the school community’s behalf for 2022.
Your generosity is the pebble that allows Caritas Australia to create the ripples that will improve the livelihoods of vulnerable communities, supporting them to flourish and create opportunities for future generations to live to their full potential and thrive.
Thank you for your support.