“Upskill while you chill”! Helping Hands provides an opportunity for girls to learn new skills in a relaxed environment as they knit, sew and engage in various crafts in support of various charity drives.
67 Minutes for Mandela
On Nelson Mandela Day the entire school devotes 90 minutes to our contribution to this worthwhile cause. Every corner of the school is a beehive of enthusiastic activity as the girls decorate cards and pack sweets for hospital patients; make sandwiches for Bread Buddies or pack seeds for subsistence farmers. Projects vary from year to year but the spirit remains the same: our girls linking hands to lift the spirits of those less fortunate than they are.
Interact projects enable our enthusiastic Danville Interactors to gain important lifeskills as they initiate and manage community projects that add value to the lives of young people in our area.
Christmas Shoebox Drive
This annual drive to provide disadvantaged children with a much treasured Christmas present begins as a Grade 10 community project where each girl puts together a Christmas shoe box gift . The project is then driven by Interact who motivate the rest of the school to donate boxes, wrapping paper and gifts. Approximately 400 boxes are delivered to the excited recipients after a special party where the Danville girls play “Father Christmas”.
Each year Interact manages a Stationery drive, collecting unwanted stationary from the Danville community to donate to the Learn Project.
The Bread Buddies programme is co-ordinated by FEEDBACK and enthusiastically supported on Thursdays by the Danville girls. Sandwiches and cans of food are collected from Danville and distributed by Feedback to needy communities.
Easter Egg Drive
Around the end of the first term, Easter eggs are collected for distribution to by Bread Buddies.
Sunnies and Sandals
As the Danville girls enjoy a hot summer’s day sporting their sunglasses and sandals, their generous donations are sent to Childline to help support their important work.