Last Friday the HGC community rallied together to make Giving Day the most successful food drive in HGC history!
We are incredibly honoured to have taken part in this precious tradition of helping families in need over the Christmas period.
The huge amount of goods donated will be sorted into care packages and given to St Vincent de Paul who work with families in our local community.
Did you knows? A Foodbank survey found that 77% of the public are unaware that there is a hunger problem in Australia. To help raise awareness within our school community, students were permitted to wear casual clothes for a gold coin donation.
Here are 9 benefits of Giving Day (and other acts of donating):
1. Experience more pleasure – donating simply feels good
2. Helps others in need – there will always be others less fortunate than ourselves. When you donate you help others who need it.
3. Get organised – Donating your non-perishable food (and unwanted cloathing)is a great excuse to clear out and re-sort your cupboard, and for a good cause, to boot.
4. Bring more meaning to your life – coming together for a common cause helps to build a sense of community. If you are stuck in a rut, sometimes the simple act of giving can reinvigorate your life.
5. Promote generosity in children – when kids take part in donating time and resources they are much more likely to adopt a giving mindset as they grow up.
6. Giving is catchy – It takes a community to address the issue of poverty. When we come together to give, it has the very positive effect of stoking a passion to make a difference in the people around us.
7. Realise that every little bit helps – what may seem a small gesture to you can make a huge difference in someone else’s life. You may not think that using a toothbrush is a big deal, but to someone who doesn’t have one, it can mean the world of difference.
8. Re-evaluate your spending – when you realise just how much you don’t need in your cupboard, it can help to re-evaluate how much you spend on unnecessary items. This can have a positive effect on your own bank balance.
9. Creating a sense of gratitude – when we realise that there are those less fortunate than ourselves, it helps to promote a sense of gratitude for all the things we have to be thankful for. And a sense of gratitude is what helps to promote happiness!
Well done HGC, together we can make a HUGE DIFFERENCE to our own lives and the lives of those around us!