I was blown away when Nicholas and James, students at Knox Grammar School approached me to raise funds for HOPE Foundation with their Moeloco Walk for Kids fundraiser.
As part of the school’s Social Justice Program, students in Year 5 are asked to complete a ‘Compassion in Action’ Project. The students identify a specific benevolent organisation which they would like to assist by either raising money, awareness or giving their time to serve.
The Compassion in Action Project is a great initiative from the boys’ school. The aim of the project is to provide a hands-on insight into practically valuing compassion. They basically become mini soul-entrepreneurs! This is what they have to do:
- Design a clear plan for how their Compassion in Action project will work
- Write a proposal letter addressed to the chosen charity designed to seek their approval to represent them (which is what I received here at Moeloco from Nicholas and James)
- Implement their project
- Share their experiences with the Knox junior school from kindergarten to year 6 at the Compassion in Action day to be held in Term 3.
Nicholas and James have chosen to do a 6km walk from Collaroy Beach to Dee Why Beach on Saturday 20th June at 2:00pm. You can sponsor their walk by purchasing a pair of Moeloco flip flops which of course also buys an orphan or street child in India a pair of school shoes through the HOPE Foundation.
You can support Nicholas and James by clicking here to buy a pair of Moeloco flip flops. Please enter KNOX as your code so the boys can track their fundraising progress.
Thanks Nicholas and James! What amazing young men you are.
Next week on Tuesday 16 June we are launching the Moeloco Club, a place where like-minded soul entrepreneurs and supporters of Moeloco and our wonderful flip-flops can come together to dream crazy, create magic and help as many street children and orphans in Kolkata via HOPE Foundation as possible.
As you know, the guest presenter at the event will be JP O’Sullivan, Director of the HOPE Foundation UK.
I was introduced to JP by chance when I had asked for an introduction to a charity partner through another contact. We met over cyber and the rest is history.
JP is a great asset to The Hope Foundation with his vigour for life and the work he does with the children. I love his positivity, creativity, and the way he listens to everyone. I have learnt much about life and retaining your humour and curiosity even in sometimes very challenging situations.
He is a powerhouse of knowledge in the world of giving and I look forward to meeting him in person too when he arrives on his visit in Oz.
Don’t miss out! Click on the event graphic below for more information and to buy your ticket
And don’t forget the more people we have, the more funds we raise, the shoes we get on to the feet of Kolkata’s street children and orphans.