Year 7 Evans House students from Irene McCormack Catholic College have last term completed their Irene’s Service Learning hours by donating to, and promoting, the MercyCare Coolock Unit.
The Coolock Units provide medium term accommodation for single mothers aged between 16 to 25 years who are at risk of homelessness.
During their stay, the young women receive support and assistance to help them transition towards independent living.
The Year 7 Evans classes collected a range of special gifts/treats for mothers who usually can’t afford to spoil themselves.
Irene McCormack School Liaison Officer Mrs Louise Mason coordinates the volunteers and donations for Catholic aged care organisation.
Ms Mason delivered the hampers to Ms Kirsty McGeachy, Coordinator Youth Accommodation and Support on Thursday 6 June, who noted she was amazed at the generosity of the College and its students.
“MercyCare Youth and Homeless Services would like to say a massive thank you to the Year 7 students at Irene McCormack Catholic College for putting together 24 wellness packs for our Coolock Mums and Bubs program, Housing Support and Youth Support Services,” Ms McGeachy said.
“The wellness packages including colouring in books, chocolates, warm pyjamas and toiletries will allow these women in our programs the opportunity to not only be warm this winter, but also treat themselves to some small luxuries a lot of us take for granted, and to remind them that they are special and matter too,” she said.