Over recent weeks, Year 11 students have heard from some guest speakers, as part on their Stage 1 Spiritualities, Religion and Meaning course. Students are required to investigate a contemporary social justice issue.
Tammy Rees from Anglicare SA, spoke to our Year 11 students about a program it runs here in Adelaide, called Thread Together, which provides new clothing and accessories to those in need. People experiencing or at risk of homelessness, Aboriginal communities, refugees, survivors of domestic violence, and the long-term unemployed can visit Thread Together in Gilbert Street, where they can choose a new set of clothes.
The program has a positive social impact, instilling independence and enabling dignity, as well as an environmental one, by reducing the amount of brand-new clothing ending up in landfill.
Students were surprised to learn that many high-end fashion labels including, Sass and Bide, donate their unsold stock to Thread Together, where volunteers, sort stock, drive the vans, and most importantly, support clients and help to restore their confidence.
Ms Elizabeth Boylan
Faith and Mission Coordinator