Holy Family fundraised for the Catholic aid agency CAFOD’s Harvest appeal, an annual campaign which is this year focused on supporting children impacted by crime and gang violence in El Salvador.
More than 75,000 people were killed in a civil war in El Salvador in the 1980s and early 1990s, and violence and crime from gangs continues to affect communities. CAFOD works with local partners in the Latin American country to reduce conflict and provide safe spaces where children are free to learn and play.
1 Corinthians 12: 12-26 ‘If one member of Christ’s body suffers, all suffer. If one member is honoured, all rejoice.’
What we did
We started our Harvest Appeal on Monday 28th September, with a visit from CAFOD volunteers who introduced the appeal to children through a range of workshops and activities. Teachers continued to embed this learning through the weeks’ teaching through cross-curricular activities. On Friday 2nd October the children made a donation of £1 and wore bright colours for the day, the money was then sent to CAFOD.
Ealing Food Bank
Proverbs 19:17 ‘Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord’ and he will reward them for what they have done’. Throughout the week the school also donated food to Ealing food bank who feed on average 320 people per month - a third of who are children. The generosity of the parents, children and staff overwhelmed the staff at the food bank who said ‘You’ve been so generous, your harvest donation weighed in at 207kgs! Wow! Thank you so much!’ (Janet Arthur, Volunteer at Ealing Food Bank).