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Salvo School Challenge

13 April 2010

As you’re aware The Salvation Army has an annual Red Shield Appeal in May to raise money for the Army‘s social services, last year raising around $140,000 in the greater Geelong area. However the Army invested over $800,000 back into the community, helping countless people affected by domestic violence, substance abuse, tragedy and crisis.

Traditionally the Red Shield Appeal has meant volunteers doorknocking, although this still happens, this year we have adopted alternative ways to fund raise specifically focussed on Schools, called the Salvos School Challenge (SCC). The SSC empowers students to support the vital work of The Salvation Army through fundraising for the Red Shield Appeal.

This year we have at least 10 schools in the Bellarine Peninsula who have expressed an interest in the challenge.

One of the most popular activities has been a 'Red Dress Day', a casual clothes day where students choose to wear red clothes. Each student is encouraged to donate a gold coin and a representative from The Salvation Army Bellarine Peninsula will make a presentation in assembly about the work of the Salvation Army, followed by appreciation certificates.

The funds raised through the Red Shield Appeal will enable The Salvation Army to be available for the countless people in need. Whether assisting people devastated by disasters, handing out a blanket and warm food to someone living on the streets, or helping someone transform their life, the Salvos will be there.

So we’d love you to seriously consider getting involved in this years challenge, which can be held anytime throughout May until the 6th of June. Simply contact us if you’d like to be involved. You can register your school online and get more information/resources on the challenge at


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