The school community, through the ASMS Service Club, has now donated over $50,000.00 to various charities and hopefully the kindness and community spirit will live on at the ASMS for many years to come.
The ASMS Service Club was started in 2004 by teacher Vern Treilibs. The aim at that time was to support a child through World Vision. The club had a few pizza days to raise money for World Vision and also sold daffodils for the Cancer Council.
Since 2007 Deb Smith has led the club and supported students to run a range of fundraising activities. The Biggest Morning Tea, Valentine’s Day gifts, Mother’s Day stall and Pancake Days are just a few of the events that have contributed to this milestone.
The club has continued to sponsor a child in Zimbabwe, through World Vision and has expanded to support 17 regular charities including the Animal Welfare League, Christmas Party for Special Children, Fred Hollows Foundation, Guide Dogs SA and the Royal Flying Doctor Service. Individual students who wish to raise funds to support a specific organisations are also supported.