Going the Distance for Those in Need – JAM News

Going the Distance for Those in Need – JAM News

Did you know that approximately 7,000 people in South Australia are experiencing homelessness? August 7-13 marks the beginning of National Homelessness Week, a week dedicated to educating the community on the issue of homelessness and advocating for the eradication of homelessness. SAC provides continued, year-round support to Mercy Works around Adelaide devoted to supporting the homeless, such as Sister Janet Mead’s Adelaide Day Centre for Homeless and Catherine House. Next week, we will continue our dedication to ensuring a just, equitable and merciful society for all. Students will participate in the Walk a Mile in My Boots on August 11, fundraising for the Hutt Street Centre and walking in solidarity with those experiencing homelessness in South Australia. SAC students will also have the opportunity to attend Homelessness SA’s Annual Memorial Service that day for those who have passed away while experiencing homelessness in South Australia. This all leads up to our annual Winter Sleepout on August 25, where our Year 12s will have the opportunity to learn about homelessness and hear from homelessness services from around our state, before sleeping out under the stars in solidarity with some of the most vulnerable members of our society. 

Students wishing to participate in Walk A Mile in my Boots (any age) the Year 12 Sleepout (Year 12 only) can register by emailing Maddie Kelly ([email protected]) until 5pm 9am on Monday 7 August. 

Would you like to donate to our Walk A Mile campaign? Click this link to donate to the SAC team: Walk a Mile – St Aloysius College

Ms Maddie Kelly & Ms Mia Konopka
JAM Coordinator & JAM Support Coordinator