Teen Challenge Fundraiser for High School
On Wednesday 26 May, High School students supported the Missions program at King's Christian College with a gold coin donation and may wear a casual T-shirt with their PE Sports uniform. Food will be available to purchase at second break.
The focus of this term is Teen Challenge QLD (TCQ). TCQ provides emergency crisis accommodation for young men aged 16-25 years old, family support for people who have a loved one struggling with addiction and a live-in drug and alcohol rehabilitation centre for both men and women.
Did you know that one Australian dies every five hours from a drug overdose and Australia has a drug death 2.5 times the global average? [Source: Penington Institute]
"Substance abuse is one of the most prevalent issues facing this generation. It knows no socio-economic boundaries," says Helen Glen, Donor Relationships Manager.
"Our services aim to eliminate self-destructive behaviour by meeting the needs of the whole person, not only dealing with the addiction but also by rebuilding the self-image, work ethic, spiritual awareness and relationships, in the life of a young person," she said.
To date, King's gold coin fundraising days have covered the cost of changing the lives of five young people a year as they enter the Induction phase of the Teen Challenge QLD drug & alcohol rehabilitation program.
High School Gold Coin Fundraiser: Wednesday, 26 May