Our Stories

Our Stories

“Mia is the only child of a single mother who lost her husband in a motorbike accident last year. She never asks for anything from the school and does her very best to meet the needs of her child. Mia has been wearing oversized track suit pants and wind cheaters for the colder months.”

– Anonymous Teacher

 

“Ms Johns has been keeping her child home for months and months. She has finally brought her child to school – his clothing are in a poor state. To help get him back into school we are trying to support him and his mum. Thanks for your support.”

– Anonymous Teacher

 

“Many thanks for your help with this one. Olivia will be very pleased when she hears that she has a uniform. A skin tight pink tank top and tight floral ragged shorts were not a good look in a sea of a navy school uniforms.”

– Anonymous Teacher

 

“I am very concerned about the wellbeing of one of our families and I am hoping you can help out. The family has seven children of whom five attend our school and although they try their very best, the parents struggle to clothe and feed the family effectively.” 

– Anonymous Principal

 

“I’m writing to request assistance for a year 9 student. She is in desperate need of a new pair of shoes; the ones she has have split down the sides and are not weatherproof at all. The family has had a difficult time lately. One of the children has been diagnosed with a condition requiring regular visits to a specialist adding significant medical expenses to the family. The mother is actively seeking employment but has been unsuccessful so far. The family is very embarrassed about their inability to provide new shoes for their daughter. I believe this family is in genuine need of help”.

– Anonymous Teacher

“Their mother died in tragic circumstances in January and as a result the father is in psychiatric care. The children have spent the last six months with their paternal grandparents, however they have had to move to their maternal grandparents as their paternal grandfather has been taken suddenly seriously ill. They have moved across with limited clothing so we are asking for your help to provide these children with a school uniform and basic clothing.’

– Anonymous Teacher

 

“Please find attached some applications for clothes for the Smith children.  The mum is single with 5 children. 23 people live in the 3 bedroom house.  Ms Smith and her 5 children sleep in one bed. This family is in desperate need. “

– Anonymous Teacher

 

“I have a student that needs your help. His life has been plagued with domestic violence in the home.  It is very important that he looks to be like the other students.  Jamie has been to school during winter in bare feet or with a pair of old canvas shoes which are far too big for him and have holes in the soles. I would be delighted if you could help him.”

– Anonymous Teacher

 

“I wish you could see the difference your hard work and SSR has made to the students at our school. Because of the work you do the many students I have, that come from homes with very little, now look the same as everyone and are so proud of themselves when they come to school in their new uniforms. For some they are the best clothes they will own for their whole school life. Thanks again for all your hard work.”

– Matthew Bodley, Leader of Student Wellbeing and Positive Programs, Western Port Secondary College.

 

“Two brothers, Jayden and Daniel were coming to school on alternative days because they were sharing the same pair of school shoes. The school contacted SSR promptly and new shoes for each of the boys were sent out within 24 hours.”

– Anonymous Teacher

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