Today Loreto College VCAL Program was presented as one of three winners of the Ballarat’s Best Ideas competition. The competition is run by @suggestitaustralia in partnership with the @cityofballarat, @committeeforballarat @feduniaustralia and @Ballarat Regional Tourism.
The VCAL program and the Ballarat Soupbus were presented with $500 to implement the idea put forward by guru and past pupil, Stella Watson, for our VCAL students to make care packs and cards for the homeless that can be given to the Ballarat Soup Bus and handed out with things such as sanitary products warm socks and beanies for winter notebook and coloured pencils for children. The students design and create the toiletry bags from recycled fabrics and as much as possible is handmade or donated by suppliers.
Craig Schepis and the Ballarat Soupbus attended the presentation and our students were invited on board the bus to see how it works. Our talented VCAL students also provided hospitality services for the presentation event today.
Congratulations to the other two winning ideas – there were so many great ideas presented, and we are very proud of our VCAL students and our guru Stella, for putting forward the initial Big Idea that is now in action! We look forward to putting a smile on the faces of the many Ballarat people in need this winter!