For the second year in a row, St Vincent’s Hospital Foundation hosted the Wrapped in Kindness Campaign in collaboration with Caulfield Grammar School.
Caulfield Grammar students volunteered their time during the school holidays to pack items generously donated by local and national businesses, for people who are experiencing chronic disadvantage. The packs of warm clothing and toiletries have been distributed across St Vincent’s Hospital patients and to some of Melbourne’s most vulnerable members of our community.
Over $750,000 worth of donation goods, including long pants, socks, mittens and toiletries were received from local and national businesses. The amazing amount of donated goods we received enabled us to distribute items to other key charities across Victoria as well as to indigenous families in need in Alice Springs.
Alessia (pictured above), a Year 11 Caulfield Grammar student who has volunteered both years, recalls her most significant memory from the event. “It came a couple of weeks later when I saw someone wearing the clothes that we had packed into the bags. It’s one thing to see the bags head off to the charities, but it’s another to see them in the hands of the people that needed them.”
“The Care Packs give our clients dignity and raise their self-esteem as well as providing them with useful items which they are in desperate need of. Thank you to the Foundation for facilitating this great program.” says Judy Clover, Manager of Volunteer Services at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne.
Thank you to all of our generous Wrapped in Kindness Supporting Partners. Without you, this event would not have been possible.
- Caulfield Grammar School
- Australian United Retailers, Williamson’s Foodworks, Reddrop Group, Hyatt, GIVIT, Colgate-Palmolive, Monde Nissin, Posh Josh, Pinchapoo, Dettol, ACCOR, Peter Sheppard, Pinnacle
- Rotary District 9800, St Vincent’s De Paul, Melbourne City Mission, St Mary’s House of Welcome, Igniting Change, Children’s Ground (Alice Springs), Concern Australia.