Mission Action Day, 2014
I am writing to inform you that our annual Mission Action Day will take place on the last Friday of first term ‑ Friday, 4 April, 2014.
De La Salle College, along with other Lasallian schools, has a long tradition of generous support of the Missions, especially the De La Salle Missions here in Australia and Papua New Guinea.
The De La Salle community raised $96,200 last year which enabled the College to support projects in India, Papua New Guinea, Philipines, Cambodia, Sudan and Pakistan. Money is also donated generously to the Sacred Heart Mission and other charitable organisations.
Already, staff and students have begun preparations for our major student fundraising project for the year. Our target is for the entire College community to raise somewhere in the vicinity of $100,000 in the year 2014.
Later in the term, more information regarding practicalities of the day will be sent home with your son(s). Guest speakers and former students will also be speaking to classes to give them a clearer picture as to the importance and significance of raising money for those so much in need.
To reach our target of $100,000 I would ask your help in encouraging your son(s) to gain as much sponsorship for the walk on Mission Action Day as he can.
Mission Action Day gives us all the opportunity to think of the needs of others and to then, as a community, do something practical to help that situation.
I look forward to your support in the lead up to Mission Action Day.
(On behalf of the ‘MAD’ Organising Committee)