The spirit of Community lives on in the Sunraysia! St Joseph’s College Mildura Mercy Action Group encouraged all staff and students to clean out their cupboards for the St Vincent de Paul Winter Appeal while they were at home in isolation during remote learning. The annual Winter Appeal asks the community to donate non-perishable food, warm clothing and blankets.
Once students returned to school in late May, they were able to drop off all the collected items to the Library for donation to our local St Vincent de Paul.
Mildura has the fourth highest level of homelessness in regional Victoria, with an average of 255 people experiencing homelessness each night in our electorate in 2019. The Mercy Action Group thanks everyone who kindly donated to the Winter Appeal.