Christmas hampers

Students at Wahroonga Adventist School in Sydney, Australia, helped to make Christmas a little brighter for those who are struggling to make ends meet.

In the lead-up to Christmas, the school organised a food drive and assembled 148 hampers. The hampers were donated to Fusion Sydney North, an organisation that supports youth and disadvantaged members of the community.

The project was a collaborative effort involving the Home and School Committee, the Student Representative Council and Year 10 Invictus students fulfilling their service requirement. Additionally, Sydney Adventist Hospital and the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s South Pacific headquarters collected food items for the hampers. Coles supermarkets pitched in by providing the shopping bags for packaging.

“This was a practical example of service for our students and a real-life experience of what it means to provide comfort and resources to those in our community who have need,” a school spokeswoman said. “It is the first time that so many groups from our local community have joined together to work towards a common cause.”