On Thursday 1 April 2021, the school community at De La Salle College, Malvern celebrated ‘Mission Action Day’, an event that over many years has become a signature fundraising event at the College.
The key motivation of this campaign is to provide support, both locally and internationally, to Lasallian projects in need of financial aid. In recent years, over $100,000 annually has been raised and distributed to mission projects in Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, The Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Western Australia, New South Wales and Victoria. This tangible reflection of our commitment to social justice, one of the underlying principles at the College, has been and remains a key focus in our efforts as a community to ‘walk the walk’ and help those in need.
Students, parents, sponsors and staff worked closely together to once again make the event a success. Blessed with fine weather, under staff supervision, students walked approximately 13km along the Gardiner’s Creek Trail between Ashburton and Kooyong to validate the wonderful work done in raising close to $50,000, another amazing total in a challenging post COVID-19 environment.
The College raised $47,284.24 and these funds will be distributed to key Lasallian mission projects in coming weeks. Visit our Mission Action Day page to view the MAD Fundraising Top 10 Tally and our 2021 sponsors.
Our thanks are extended to public users of the Gardiner’s Creek Trail who, over many years, have shown overwhelming understanding and support for our cause. We also thank the many school suppliers who donated to our 2021 effort and their generosity is very much appreciated.
Though times may change, the needs of those less fortunate than ourselves do not. Planning for Mission Action Day 2022 will soon be underway and as a community, we again look forward to going M.A.D. and continuing to do what we can for those who are in need of our assistance.
Mission Action Day Coordinator