Students across the Cairns Diocese are ‘socking it’ to poverty this Socktober.
“Socktober is Catholic Mission’s new school’s engagement platform and invites schools to engage with mission encouraging a learning mind, an open heart and hands for action,” explains Anna Jimenez, Catholic Mission Director, Diocese of Cairns.
“Children experience how their brothers and sisters in Ghana play the game of soccer with a recycled ‘Sockball’, learn about life in Ghana and are moved to action. Socktober provides children with the opportunity to lead in mission by sharing their story of support with their family and friends, listening to the Pope’s call to ‘rise up from the couch with your boots laced, and turn your hands into signs of love’.”
While Anna has been moved by the faith-filled, missionary spirit of the students so far, one student’s passion caught her attention. Donovan Miller from Our Lady of the Sacred Heart School, Thursday Island filled Anna’s heart with joy when he shared his passion for mission.
“I am raising money with my school for children in developing countries,” tells Donovan.
“The reason why I am raising money for them is so that kids like me in these countries can have food and clean water. My fundraising goal is $200, which will provide over 70 children with nutritious food for one day.”
To find out more about Socktober or to make a donation, go to the Socktober website.