Kearnan College gets behind Christmas appeal

Cecilia AllenManjimup-Bridgetown Times
St Vincent de Paul volunteers Liz and Patrick Dwyer thank Kearnan College for its generous donation of food and gifts for hampers which will be delivered to struggling families in the area.
Camera IconSt Vincent de Paul volunteers Liz and Patrick Dwyer thank Kearnan College for its generous donation of food and gifts for hampers which will be delivered to struggling families in the area. Credit: Cecilia Allen / Manjimup-Bridgetown Times

St Vincent de Paul’s Christmas appeal has been boosted by donations from the Kearnan College community.

Manjimup St Vinnies volunteer welfare coordinator Jo Merks said the appeal, which would deliver hampers to struggling families in the area, had benefited from the college’s support.

“It’s wonderful and we are continually grateful for Kearnan’s support in collecting non-perishable foods for the hampers and gifts,” she said.

“They have been supporting the appeal for at least 10 years.”

Warren Valley Church and Manjimup Uniting Church have also helped with donations, while St Joseph’s Primary School and the parish in Pemberton have helped with donations for hampers delivered to families in Northcliffe and Pemberton.

“We sometimes fall into the trap of focussing on the commercialisation of Christmas,” Kearnan College principal Jason Meynell said.

“It is wonderful to work with the St Vincent de Paul Society to support the community.

“For Kearnan students, this is an invaluable initiative as it serves to remind us that at Christmas it is important that we show love to others.”

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