Heathdale flower 15th September 2022

Sports Dress Up Day for Rehoboth

Our Year 9 Sports Leaders organised a Sports Dress Up Day last week to fundraise for Rehoboth, a Christian orphanage in the Philippines. Thanks to all who got involved, the team raised over $342!

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Our Year 9 Leadership Team decided to run a Sports Dress Up Day fundraiser to raise money for Rehoboth because we wanted to do something both meaningful and relating to sport. We got to dress up to represent our favourite sports team while donating to help less fortunate kids at Rehoboth. The fundraiser went well, as many students and staff dressed up in clothing that showed their favourite sports team, and even those who weren't dressed up donated. In the end, we were able to raise a total of $342.75.

(Celine, Year 9 Sports Leadership Team)

About Rehoboth

Rehoboth is a Christian orphanage in the small town of Santa Maria who provides a home to orphaned and unwanted kids in poverty, where they can be loved and cared for. Rehoboth takes care of these kids providing them with essential belongings. This allow the kids to be a part of a family and to have an enjoyable life. Adding to that, Rehoboth lets children go on a holiday to learn about technology and have a memorable life experience.

Rehoboth cares for and supports the needs of children and young people in The Philippines. Rehoboth’s vision is to provide a God-loving environment where children and young people are enabled to reach their full potential and are encouraged to develop morally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually to become responsible and productive members of their family and society.

In other cases, support is given through the Rehoboth Educational Assistance Programme (REAP), which provides the children with financial assistance while they live either in their local community or, for the older college students, accommodation linked to their college so that they learn to live independently. The needs of each person are assessed and monitored by Rehoboth staff to ensure appropriate support, living standards and quality of life is being provided.

We should support Rehoboth because it is a blessing to help other kids in need wherever we can. It gives these kids an opportunity to experience a normal life, have nutritional food and have leisure. Rehoboth is special since not only does it help children, but it also teaches them about God and the Christian way to live life. Rehoboth is a reputable organisation and has been helping children for 40 years. If you would like to find out more about Rehoboth, go to https://rehobothchildrenshomes.org/.

(Leanne and Steve, Year 9 Sports Leaderhip Team)