Vinnie’s Late Out Event

Successful Community Event Highlights Incredible Work by Vinnie’s and Engages OLGC Seniors Students 

The OLGC school community came together on the evening of Friday July 28 to help the needy. The attendees experienced a basic soup kitchen dinner thanks to our generous parent volunteers for providing the soup. Special thanks to Forestville Bakery for the donated bread, Coles Forestville and Woolworths Frenchs Forest for the generous donations.

The students themselves played a pivotal role in the event, demonstrating their commitment to making a difference in their community.

The highlight of the evening was a compelling speech delivered by an inspirational Vinnie’s Chapter speaker, offering valuable insights into the extraordinary work carried out by Vinnie’s. This powerful address left everyone with a deeper understanding of the organisation’s mission and the positive change they bring to the lives of countless individuals.

A community act of kindness took shape as over 200 snack packs were assembled, each adorned with handwritten, personalised messages. These thoughtful touches undoubtedly conveyed messages of hope and encouragement to those who would receive them.

As the event unfolded, two dedicated parents took charge of a debriefing session, discussing the importance of learning and the potential impact such community initiatives can have on society. This session provided an invaluable opportunity for everyone involved to reflect on the significance of their efforts.

Recognition and appreciation were in order for one of the senior students, Ashton F, who showcased exceptional tech skills throughout the evening. Ashton created a captivating short video that brilliantly captured the essence of the event which was played to the students at the end of the event.

The presence of Principal Paola Brannan, Assistant Principal Alexis Conn, OLGC Mini Vinnie’s Leader Steve Foresto and the Parent and Engagement Coordinator Susanne Bragge, added to the spirit of the evening. Their unwavering support and active participation demonstrated the true power of collaboration. Special thanks were also extended to the senior teachers for promoting the event within the school, leading to its impressive turnout.

The event was a testament to the power of unity and compassion, as attendees joined forces to create a positive impact on those in need. Thank you to the P & F for helping to organise the event.  The genuine teamwork displayed throughout the event was exceptional!

In a delightful and amusing revelation, despite initial skepticism from parents, most of the children enjoyed the soup offered during the event.

The dedication and passion displayed by all involved reaffirm the belief that even small acts of kindness can create a ripple effect of positive change.

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Your generosity will go a long way in supporting those who need a helping hand.