Annual Vinnies Christmas Hamper & Gift Appeal

An important tradition at St. Peter’s College we have is to donate items and food for those in need through our Annual Christmas Appeal. Students from our Ministry classes and VCAL are taking on fundraising and awareness raising activities and there is a school wide appeal for students to donate food items, unwrapped presents for all ages, or money (so that we can do the shopping for you). Ably led by our newly elected Social Justice Captains, Sam Franks (CRA) and Mia Legeant (CLN), we want to really live out our pillar of Service through practical action and advocacy. And you are invited to participate too!

In each House area, there are collection boxes for the donation of goods. We have been in contact with the Cranbourne conference of St Vincent de Paul and they have provided a list of food and drink items they like to put in their Christmas Hampers.

They are:

Tin of Ham 450g

2ltr Bottles of soft drink

Packet Allens 500g (party mix) of lollies

Carton Foster Clark longlife Custard 1ltr

Tin Beetroot 450g

Bottle of cordial 2ltrs

Tin Peaches 850g

Packet cream biscuits 250g

800g Fruit cake

Plum pudding 700g

Packet pasta 500g

Bottle Pasta sauce 570g

Jar Vegemite 500g

Jar Peanut Butter 500g

Packet of Gravy Mix

Tin Spaghetti 440g

Tin Baked Beans 440g

Packet Seasoned Stuffing mix 200g

Tin Fruit Salad 850g

Packet Shapes biscuits 200g

Longlife Milk 1ltr

If you are able, please donate what you can. We are called to generosity but we also understand that everyone’s circumstances are different so if you are unable to donate items, we hope you will be generous in spirit! We are going to conclude our collections on Tuesday, December 6 so that we can pack up all the collected items – food, unwrapped gifts and any (leftover) monetary donations – and get them to Vinnies in plenty of time for Christmas. Here’s hoping that out of our abundance, we can contribute something to making it a bright Christmas for all.

Fiona McKenna, Deputy Principal – Catholic Identity & Mission