‘I drawed Caitlin’s daddy, I drew a blue sky so it would be lovely for him there.
We are raising money for the sick people and they have cancer, I want them to get better.’
Those are the powerful words that came from one of our 5 year old Kindergarten children, Izabella, when creating a picture for the Cake stall fundraiser we are holding in support of the Andrew Love centre’s “Project Love”.
It began with two of our kinder teachers, Caitlin and Jenna sharing their story with the children about how their family had said goodbye to their much loved dad last year after a brave five year battle with cancer that claimed yet another life far too soon. The children have decided that we need to raise money for those that, as 4 year old Oscar says, “Need to go home to their families and not be sick and give them cuddles until they are old people.”
With western culture becoming increasingly materialistic and self centred, we teach the children a balanced view of the world around them. In kindergarten we have the opportunity to expose them to the hard realities of life in a gentle way that gives them the ability to be aware and empowered by caring for others.
What better way than cake?
On the 25th of June between 3pm and 5:30pm you will find us out the front of our Kindergarten on the corner of Anakie and Ballarat road in Bell Post Hill, armed with cake and compassion, ready to sell you as many sweets as you can carry.
“The doctors need money. I have money in my money box. I will bring it to buy cakes.”
Ollie (Four years old).