Social Justice

Wrap with Love

As we embrace the autumnal chill in the air these last few days, it seems a fitting moment to let you know the big focus of the Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation group (JPIC) and the Social Justice leaders this term: Wrap with love.

Loreto Normanhurst has a long standing involvement with Wrap with love, which is a not for profit organisation that aim to bring warmth and comfort to the millions of people in Australia, and around the world, who live rough and for whom, winter represents a season of extreme hardship. Over the last 23 years, 400,000 personal wraps have been sent to over 75 countries and we are asking you, our whole school community, to help continue this amazing effort.

A Wrap with love personal wrap comprises 28 squares, 25 cm x 25 cm (10 inches x 10 inches) sewn together in 4 rows by 7 rows to size 100cm x 175cm (40 inches x 70 inches) completed. A Wrap can be knitted, crocheted, machine knitted or woven, with wool, acrylic or lined patchwork. A 25 cm (10 inch) square uses approximately 50g of 8 ply wool.

Most of us can knit and sew. Just one square provides one twenty-eighth of warmth, and collectively, twenty-eight assembled squares create one whole warm and sheltering personal wrap.

Some people just knit the squares, some knit and sew together and some just sew together. If you can help out, drop off whatever you do to the Mission Office and we can complete the Wraps.

If you would like more information or would like to be involved please email me.

Please visit the Wrap with Love website here.

 

Miss Rosanne Timmins

Social Justice Coordinator

 

Project Uplift

Now is the time to send in your preloved bras and swimwear in support of Project Uplift!

We will be collecting for the first half of this term. If you are sending them in with your daughter, she will need to give them to their House Social Justice Captain or place them in the collection boxes in GBC 1:02 at the top of the stairs. Please mark the size clearly on the bra if the label is missing or faded.

Many of you will recall that we have supported Project Uplift in the past and have provided much needed bras, swimwear and underwear to less fortunate women and girls, for whom these items are a luxury they can ill-afford. All good condition bras can be used, as can swimming costumes/bikinis. Bras in poor condition may still provide spare parts and bras with only one underwire can be used by removing the remaining underwire! Large sizes, nursing bras and mastectomy bras are like gold-dust. Check out the website for more details.

 

Mrs Elizabeth Cranfield

Ecology Coordinator