‘LITTLE STEPS’ Fundraiser for East Timor

As a part of the 2017 Year 12 CAP class, we have been initiating fundraisers and projects with the aim to support the livelihood and wellbeing of those in East Timor. So far we have run raffles, information nights and continued the Padua based enterprise the Canossa shop, selling handmade products from East Timor at the school and around the community.

Our goal for Term 2 is to encourage the members of the Gold House Cluster (Francis, Assisi, Clare, Anthony and Geoghegan) along with the broader Padua community, to raise money for the 100 girls of the St Dominic Savio Orphanage, Venilale, Timor Leste, in order to provide them with the financial support to purchase a pair of shoes for each girl. The money raised will be sent over to the Orphanage, so that the shoes are purchased in East Timor from local providers. This will not only give the girls a pair of much needed shoes, but will put the money will go into their economy, promoting local businesses

Students will be able to visit the ‘Little Steps’ wall which is a display of our fund raiser. This will be located in the Library on the Mornington Campus and can be seen by both senior and junior students. A record of the money raised to date will be shown on the wall during the fundraiser.

Students at the Rosebud and Tyabb Campuses will be able to learn more about the fundraiser through the books we've created, which contain profiles of the girls we met whilst visiting the orphanage.

The Little Steps fundraiser runs until 28 June and will largely be collected through the attached Try Booking Link, where donations from students and families can be made.  Please donate here! https://www.trybooking.com/285006

We thank you for your continued support of our East Timor fundraisers. We hope that your contribution will continue into this new and exciting project and we look forward to sharing with you the response from the girls of the orphanage - smiling faces and shiny shoes.

By Year 12 students, Sophie Hall and Sophie Clinch