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Cooloola Christian College boxes up its compassion

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COOLOOLA Christian College has revealed its charitable heart with a number of initiatives aimed at alleviating the plight of impoverished children overseas.

The school's primary school students have spent the past term collecting different items to fill shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child.

The initiative is part of the Samaritan's Purse International Relief Organisation.

Each week, students have brought in clothes, something to love, something to play with, something special, hygiene items and school supplies to fill each box.

The boxes have since been individually packed with items appropriate for children from two years of age up to 14.

To raise postage money, the whole College (Prep through to Year 12) participated in a red-and-green Christmas-themed non-uniform day.

A coin trail and maps of Australia and India were drawn on cement and students bridged the gap with coins and notes.

More than $600 was raised and it is hoped many children overseas will benefit from the school's charitable actions.

Gympie Times


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