A great reason for Mater Dei pupils to spring clean their wardrobes

Molly McPherson, 11, and Amelia Deal, 12, are ready to help St Vincent de Paul with a clothing drive. Picture: Les Smith
Molly McPherson, 11, and Amelia Deal, 12, are ready to help St Vincent de Paul with a clothing drive. Picture: Les Smith

Spring is traditionally the time for a good clean-out, and the pupils at Mater Dei Catholic Primary School have an added reason for overhauling their wardrobes.

Students are pitching in to help St Vincent de Paul by organising a school-wide clothing drive.

Lisa Simpson from Mater Dei said the school had been running a ‘MiniVinnies’ group for five years.

“In that time students volunteer their lunchtime to learn about social justice matters and to create activities to address them, Ms Simpson said.

“When we heard that Vinnies were in desperate need of good quality items to support their retail outlets and their clients it was an easy decision to be involved. We encourage all our students to think of others and live the MiniVinnies philosophy of “see, think, do”.