Two Ellinbank primary school students have decided to organise a cardboard sleep out to raise money for the Salvation Army’s Red Shield appeal in Warragul.
Ellinbank primary students, Alex Hickin and Mecedes Kallo, say they are inspired to raise money for the Salvation Army after witnessing the hardship of families living on the streets in Melbourne.
Alex Hickin’s idea to have a cardboard box sleep out, in front of Ellinbank primary, has received full support from her teacher and the school council.
Ms Hickin said she hopes that the school’s 30 students and parents will spend the night on Friday May 27, sleeping in cardboard boxes to gain an appreciation of how people survive on the streets.
Alex and Mecedes hope to raise $500-$1000 from the event and fund will be donated to the Salvation Army Red Shield appeal.
Warragul’s Salvation Army’s Red Shield appeal will be held later this month and aims to generate over $30,000 the amount that was generated last year.
Major Christine Waller of Warragul Salvation Army calls on local volunteers to help with collections during the two-day appeal for Saturday May 28th and Sunday May 29th.