Hearts for the homeless

February 7, 2020

Kids can make a difference — just ask seven-year-old Isla and her four-year-old sister Emma. They raised about $400 for The Salvation Army after seeing homeless people on Melbourne’s city streets. The sisters were so impacted by the sight of people sleeping rough that they gathered their neighbourhood friends to come up with a fundraiser — creating and selling wheat bags. The sisters and their friends — Anika (8), Grace (7), Myriam (6), Imogen (6) and Molly (5) — made 50 wheat bags and sold them to friends and family. “In Isla’s words, the girls felt ‘proud of themselves’ and they hope the money ‘can be used to make people more comfortable’,” said the girls’ mother, Melinda.

Tags: Salvation Army Australia

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Vol. 139, No. 7 // 22 February 2020

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