Mary MacKillop Catholic College shows support for business and families on the Granite Belt. The College, along with seven event sponsors and the generosity of the community donated over $13,000 from their recent Race Day to the Granite Belt community. 10 local businesses also participated in the event in light of the current drought and recent bushfires in the Granite Belt Community that are of great concern.

Funds were also donated to the Stanthorpe Group Rural Fire Brigade to assist with preparations for extreme fire conditions this season. The college purchased vouchers to donate to the Rural Fire volunteers, along with students and their families for school supplies. St Joseph’s School Stanthorpe recently hosted a local shopping tour of the Granite Belt, inviting staff and families of the Toowoomba Catholic Schools diocese to show their support of the town during these tough times.

The profits were split three ways into the community, to reach as many as possible and make a significant impact. College Principal, Chris Gabbett said “being able to support small local business by purchasing vouchers and then also giving back Rural Fire Volunteers and helping another Catholic school in our diocese, it’s a win-win situation”.

Mary MacKillop Catholic College has continued to show its support of those in drought affected communities. Senior students have also established a dedicated social justice action group. The message echoes the famous words of St Mary MacKillop – “never see a need without doing something about it”

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