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Youth in Sydney Serve Their Community

Young people from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and representatives from the student leadership body of Westfields Sports High School gathered during the school holidays to support CORE Community Services, a not-for-profit organisation serving the people in South West Sydney.

The student support adviser at Westfields Sports High School, Mr Tevita Folau, recognised the need for basic necessities among many individuals and families living in South West Sydney. He saw this as an opportunity to strengthen student leadership through community outreach.

After approaching several charity organisations, Mr Folau learnt that CORE Community Services had the resources to provide aid kits, but they lacked volunteers to assemble the kits.

In collaboration with the Youth Intervention Team at CORE, Mr Folau organised a group of students to spend two days packing clothing and stationery kits that would later be delivered to other schools, organisations and individuals.

In his other responsibility as a local youth leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he also invited additional support from a number of young people, also high school students, from local church congregations.

Across two days, the young volunteers assembled 4000 packs of clothes, 110 employment packs and 300 stationery packs.

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