Interact Social Justice

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Since we joined the Interact club, we have found it to be an incredibly rewarding experience, allowing students from all walks of life to come together as a team, all with one goal—to help others.

 The Starlight Super Swim, our first fundraiser this year, focused on raising money for sick children. This was by far our most successful Interact fundraiser, raising more than $3500, which is an achievement we are so proud to say we contributed to and helped facilitate. We have also organised our annual Mothers' Day stall, Odd Sock Day celebrations, the selling of Zooper Dupers every Thursday, and of course, visiting Ozanam Villa, a local Burleigh nursing home. These community-focused activities, along with others throughout the year, are what enables the Interact club to help people from all over Australia, donating the proceeds to St Vincent De Paul, Rosies, Caritas and Catholic Mission, as well as some other, smaller charities.

Overall, we are honoured to have been given this incredible opportunity, allowing us a chance to give back, as we strive to serve those less fortunate in our community. As President and Vice-President of Interact, we can only hope that through our time at the College, we have furthered awareness regarding many social justice issues and that we have made a lasting impact on the collective conscience of the Marymount student body. We are extremely proud of what the Interact Board has accomplished in 2021, and we look forward to watching as this legacy continues into the future.

Isabella Dean and Brendan Doyle

Interact President and Vice-President Year 12