The College kicked off its 2022 Project Compassion fundraising campaign today as the Catholic Church celebrated Ash Wednesday and the commencement of Lent.
Project Compassion, which is the main fundraising activity for Caritas Australia, seeks to raise funds for people living in some of the most vulnerable communities across the world. The collection spans across the six weeks of Lent each year.
The College is aiming to continue its strong support of Project Compassion in 2022. MacKillop has been a great contributor to the cause in recent years, with our students and staff having raised around $150,000 over the past decade.
Students and families can donate via Qkr! or through Pastoral Care Classes.
The theme of Project Compassion 2022 is ‘For All Future Generations’, which reminds us that the good that we do today will extend and impact the lives of generations to come.
According to the CEO of Caritas Australia, Kirsty Robertson, the impact of COVID-19 on our world has highlighted the importance of supporting those in need and working together to find long-term solutions to global issues.
“Last year, the world was challenged with the ongoing effects of COVID-19, as well as political upheaval, issues of climate justice, poverty and famine,” she said.
“However, the fact that we are still standing here today is living proof that our optimism and faith in the future can go a long way.
“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.”
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