We are a group of Year 6 students from Clontarf Beach State School. At our school students are encouraged to find ways to help others in our community. We decided to create a group called Clontarf Cares so we could get together and think of ways to help those who are less fortunate than us.
Our school was invited to send representatives to the Redcliffe Breakfast Club open day. After our visit we decided we wanted to raise funds to support this organisation because of their amazing work. SchoolAid gave us the opportunity to create a fundraising campaign which would reach a lot more people outside of just our local area.
Over a couple of weeks we did some research and interviewed some of the volunteers at the Redcliffe Breakfast Club. We learnt a lot about what it’s like to be homeless and how even talking to someone can make their day so much better. We were told stories about homelessness which made us realise how hard their lives really are.
Just imagine if you were one of those unfortunate people with nowhere to sleep, not nearly enough food to keep you going through the day and no one to talk to. That is why we think everyone should try to donate to this cause. Even if it’s just $1, it can still make a difference to the quality of their lives.
To create this campaign we also learnt many new skills as we worked together to plan, film and edit the interviews we conducted with the volunteers to make the movie. This is the first time we have made a movie so it is not perfect but it tells the story we wanted to share. We will be giving this movie and a trailer we made to the Redcliffe Breakfast Club so they can use it to promote what they do in our community.
How The Funds Will Be Used
All of the money we raise will go directly to the Redcliffe Breakfast Club to assist them to pay the rent for the drop-in space and help with the ongoing costs to keep the outreach van on the road. People in our local area can also help by donating food, clothes and general supplies for the homeless directly to the Redcliffe Breakfast Club.
There are a lot of people living on the street and a recent census showed us that there are over 105,000 homeless people around Australia and of those 42% are under the age of 25. This requires community support services, many run by volunteers, to provide the basics that some people in our community need.