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When Ebony was asked to present on a subject she is passionate about for a school project, her first thoughts were of a friend who had been going through a tough time.
In Year 12 at Whittlesea Secondary College, Ebony decided to play a part in preventing youth homelessness for her school VCAL project.
“A lot of other students were doing their projects on homelessness in general, but I wanted to focus my efforts on the prevention of youth homelessness because a friend of mine was living out of home,” said Ebony.
A 1990 Mazda Astina was given to the school workshop by a local man, who had it from new but couldn’t do it up himself. Some of the students fixed it up, and Ebony decided to donate it to Kids Under Cover.
“I wanted to make a difference to young people, once I found out about Kids Under Cover through the website and read about Donate Your Car® I knew that was exactly what I wanted to do.”
“Donate Your Car® seemed like a fun way to get involved, and now I want to do more, maybe we will hold a yellow top day at school and raise money that way,” says Ebony.
“The Donate Your Car® program has opened a lot of teachers’ eyes to ways that we can actually make a difference. The school often receives cars for the automotive workshop, where students work on them, so I think there is definitely the opportunity for other cars to be donated to Kids Under Cover in future too.”
Now that the car has been donated and auctioned at Manheim, Ebony is busy preparing a presentation on her project which she will deliver at the end of the year.
“I am looking forward to reporting back to the class on the difference we can all make, and how easy it was to get involved and help prevent youth homelessness.”
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