From Head of Tevlin House, Mr John McCallum
Matthew Talbot Hostel is a wonderful organisation helping over 35,000 men in Sydney each year in providing accommodation, health, counselling, and employment assistance. Waverley has had a long history of boys helping in its kiosk in Woolloomooloo, and strongly contributing towards making Christmas easier for those in need.
All students are encouraged to bring in toiletry and other essential items in order to be able to provide a Christmas gift hamper for the homeless and marginalised groups that the Matt Talbot Hostel provides assistance for. This will run in Weeks 5, 6 and 7 of Term 4 until the end of November. Tevlin House students have their Social Justice focus area in Homelessness, and will be actively promoting the request to contribute items, and “show our gratitude with deeds, not words”.
All donations can be brought into daily Mentor Groups or to the Wellbeing Centre (Senior School), or Junior School Office.
Item list for Waverley Students to Bring in (please note these items must be new) :
• Toiletries, including small toothbrush and toothpaste packs, shaving foam and razors, deodorant, small shampoo.
• Keyring torches and caps
• Men’s underwear, handkerchiefs and socks
• Packets of playing cards and puzzle books
• Inexpensive wallets
• Pens and small writing packs.
Many thanks for your support of this great appeal.