Schools urged to collect change for flood victims

Published 4:00pm 1 March 2022

Schools urged to collect change for flood victims
Words by Ashleigh Howarth

Schools across the region are being encouraged to pass around a collection bucket to help raise money for those who have lost everything during the floods.

SchoolAid has launched its recent appeal called Bail Out A Buddy, which hopes to raise more than $1 million dollars for the 2022 flood appeal.

SchoolAid focuses on its efforts on the education sector and where appropriate, directs funds towards replacing school supplies, including clothing and shoes, as well as rebuilding school resources such as vegetable gardens and outdoor learning spaces that might not be covered by insurance.

Clontarf local and SchoolAid founder and CEO Sean Gordon, OAM, said it could take weeks for people to get back on their feet.

“The full impact of these floods won’t be seen until the water recedes and families, businesses, farms and schools begin to clean up and discover just how much they have really lost,” Mr Gordon said.

President of the Australian Primary Principals Association, Malcolm Elliott, said the floods came at a time when many people were still feeling the affects of COVID-19.

“Coming on top of the Covid journey, affected families are in urgent need of our urgent support,” Mr Elliott said.

“Let’s not miss this opportunity to pass around a collection bucket and reach out with a helping hand.”

Below: SchoolAid founder and CEO Sean Gordon, OAM.
Schools urged to collect change for flood victims

A helping hand

This isn’t the first time SchoolAid has helped flood victims. Following the 2011 Brisbane floods, they raised more than $950,000 with generous donations from schools and communities across the country.

SchoolAid Trust is registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.

Visit www.schoolaid.org.au

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