Holy Cross has a very active social justice program with a dual focus on awareness and action.
The student leaders guide the student body in a variety of initiatives including the Lenten CARITAS Project Compassion Appeal, St Vincent De Paul Appeals (winter and Christmas) and Catholic Mission. In 2018 a Mini Vinnies Conference was inaugurated at Holy Cross. Mini Vinnies is about doing good works in the community that benefit people facing social injustice. It is also about young people meeting to talk, share ideas and concerns, to have fun and support each other. This new initiative is showing much success and the endeavours of the Mini Vinnies’ team to date have been greatly appreciated from the wider community.
Our fundraising focuses for each term throughout the year are:
Caritas/Project Compassion – Global support – In the form of Project Compassion Money boxes. Cake stall days are held on two Mondays. Mini Vinnies leaders collect money from classroom Project Compassion boxes each week.
Mini Vinnies Winter Appeal – Supporting Locals – Children wear a scarf and beanie and bring along a can of soup. The soup is donated to the local St Vincent de Paul Conference.
Catholic Mission – Global support – Mission Fun Day organised by staff, and run by Stage 3 students and is supported by a presentation from Renata Powell from Catholic Mission.
Christmas Appeal – Students and families are encouraged to donate non-perishable items to assist those more needy than themselves.