Students throughout South Australia continue to play a crucial role in fundraising for Catholic Charities.
This bright and colourful me4u website highlights and celebrates the fundraising work done in schools to help those in need 'in our own backyard'.
The me4u campaign’s focus is to assist schools in generating ways to bring students together for an event and/or fundraising activity with the main focus of reinforcing Catholic Charities' message ‘Never see a need without doing something about it'.
Our message is that no one should be left behind and that sometimes we all need to reach out and help each other. That is what is behind me4u – helping each other through – and by coming together we can all make a difference!
The website aims to celebrate and share this important work and show how everyone can make a difference, even if it seems small.
Each school has their own dedicated page on the website and you can help contribute to their fundraising for Catholic Charities by using the donate button located on their page. Go to the school tab at the top of the page and click on the school logo.
The types of fundraising happening in schools for Catholic Charities are limitless! The students and teachers have come up with some fantastic fundraising ideas over the years, including:
St Patrick’s Technical College – recycled cans and bottles around the college to raise money for Catholic Charities. Living out two of their core College Values – Serving others and Respecting our environment.
St John the Apostle (Christies Beach) – ‘Walk for Water’ fundraiser.
Immaculate Heart of Mary School – each class set up a stall and sold donated items such as food, books and prizes to raise money for Catholic Charities.
St Raphael's at Parkside - had a sports day and invited Catholic Charities to run the BBQ - with money raised going to Catholic Charities agencies!
Nazareth Catholic Community – Year 7s put their entrepreneur hats on to run 'business stalls' as part of their humanities and social science unit. All Primary students had the chance to purchase the variety of products and services the Year 7s had created and designed!
St Pius X – Lots of fun was had at the recent St Pius X fundraiser for Catholic Charities – ‘Socking it to Poverty’ (with pupils wearing a range of stripey socks!)
Emmaus Catholic School – At the end of last term they held their annual Catholic Charities Carnival Day and raised a grand total of $1,119.10!
Antonio Catholic School – Got the whole school involved in learning about Catholic Charities agencies and had various activities to raise money including a 'coin line' and disco.
St Francis de Sales College – Ran their annual College Day with a talent show and fun activities for all!
St Aloysius College & Sacred Heart College – Easter egg drive for Hutt St Centre, Catherine House, Centacare and Aboriginal Catholic Ministry.
St Mary Magdalene School – 'Skip for Justice' for students, staff and parents.
What can your school come up with?