CARING AND SHARING

Bella KitchenBunbury Herald
Zonta area three director Tyril Houghton, Bunbury Senior High School teacher Brooke Cleggett, Bunbury Senior High School student Zoe Anderson-Hicks and InTown Centre manager Leanne Gibbs with the care packages for people experiencing homelessness.
Camera IconZonta area three director Tyril Houghton, Bunbury Senior High School teacher Brooke Cleggett, Bunbury Senior High School student Zoe Anderson-Hicks and InTown Centre manager Leanne Gibbs with the care packages for people experiencing homelessness. Credit: Bella Kitchen

People experiencing homelessness have received care packages just in time for the Christmas period.

The Zonta Club of Bunbury donated small containers of hygiene items such as toothpaste, deodorant, tooth brush, shampoo and conditioner to Bunbury Senior High School for students to make into care packages distributed by the InTown Centre.

InTown Centre manager Leanne Gibbs said it was great to see the younger generation helping the community.

“We are glad we partnered with Zonta and the high school to help people when they come into crisis or any other difficulties,” Ms Gibbs said.

She said the care packages would be a great help for those who cannot access those items.

Zonta area three director Tyril Houghton said the InTown Centre was a great place to distribute the care packages for people who had a desperate need and the project would be ongoing in the future.

“We want to provide all that we can to help and it is going to be ongoing and the more people we have involved the easier it is to do,” Ms Houghton said.

Ms Houghton said the high school had been involved in many other community projects.

Bunbury Senior High School media and marketing officer Ashliegh Hodges said students were passionate about helping in the community.

“We live in a diverse community and wide community so it is wonderful to see our students getting involved,” Ms Hodges said.

It is the students who are driving all of these programs, it is very heartening to see them take that control and want to help.

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