Foundation Christian College dig deep to help those in need this Christmas

Foundation Christian College students have beaten their own record for donations in this year's Christmas Cupboard Countdown. Photo: Supplied.
Foundation Christian College students have beaten their own record for donations in this year's Christmas Cupboard Countdown. Photo: Supplied.

Students from Foundation Christian College have dug deep throughout November, collecting pantry items for their fifth annual Christmas Cupboard Countdown.

With a week of collecting left to go, the school community has already beaten last year's record of donating 1100 items to the Peel Christmas Hamper Appeal.

Principal Paul Arundell said each class kept a tally of their donations to encourage contributions.

"This results in some healthy competition between classes," he said.

"This year, our middle school has really taken up the challenge with one of our year 7 classes leading the countdown."

Head of middle school, Melissa Richardson, said she was "ecstatic" at the enthusiasm of her students.

"Teenagers are accused of being selfish and I am witnessing a group of young people who are thinking beyond themselves and looking at supporting those who are less fortunate," she said.

"I am so proud of them."

Foundation Christian College are aiming to collect another 100 items to bring their total to 1500, which will be presented to the Salvation Army at the final assembly of the year.

These donations, along with others collected by 16 welfare agencies across the Peel region, will help to make up hampers that are distributed to people and families in need over the Christmas season.

Community members can donate items to the Christmas Cupboard countdown at Foundation Christian College until Monday, December 9.

For more information about the Salvation Army's schedule of events this holiday season, visit the website and share any photos with the Salvation Army on social media using the hashtag #givehope.