Title

Notre Dame Education Students help out St Vinnie's

Document Type

Media Release

Publication Date

Spring 9-19-2006

Publisher Name

The University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle

Publication Place

Fremantle

Abstract

Education students from The University of Notre Dame Australia’s Fremantle Campus recently helped out with the St Vincent de Paul Annual Street Appeal.

As part of the Education Student Association’s outreach program, volunteers shook buckets around the Notre Dame Campus, asking the University community to donate their spare change for the cause.

All funds raised at the appeal go directly to providing emergency relief support to individuals and families in need of financial and material assistance.

Education Student Association member, Juliette Cirillo, said the day was very successful and all the students enjoyed being involved in the event.

“The Notre Dame community is really generous, we didn’t even have to ask people to donate, everyone was prepared to put their hands in their pockets – it was really great to see,” said Juliette.

The St Vinnie’s Street Appeal is the second event the Education Student Association has been involved in this year. One of the Association’s aims is to promote social justice and awareness to the Notre Dame community. Earlier this year the group were involved in a program “Eds give red,” which encouraged students to donate blood.