The Philanthropy Team strives to help those less fortunate than us in our school community, nationally and internationally. We recognise the privilege and opportunity that have been given to us and wish to share those with others.  The Team is made up of interested representatives who attend our weekly meetings. This year our students want to continue to give back to the community, volunteer and fund raise, all while raising awareness for a wide variety of carefully selected charities.

Our meetings are every Friday lunch time in the Gillard Centre. 

Contact details: 2018 captains

Minh Duong
Crystal Choo
Ciara Walsh
Jessica Bell

If you have any ideas about philanthropic actions we are always open to try and make them happen!

The events that the Philanthropy Team have participated in and run are:

  • World’s Greatest Shave
  • World Vision Forty -Hour Famine
  • Lord Mayor’s Charitable Fund-Youth in Philanthropy Program
  • Clean up Australia Day
  • Richmond West Tutoring
  • RSPCA Cupcake Day
  • Act for Peace – Ration Challenge
    Eat Up Australia Day Snack Drive
    Pedal Power Cinema Bake Stall

World Vision 40 hour famine 2018

Join the 40 Hour Famine Backpack Challenge and take a stand for young refugees around the world. You’ll unite with thousands of other Australians to lead global change by raising funds for young people who’ve been forced to flee their homes. Take up the challenge and commit to living out of your backpack with only essentials for 40 hours.

Globally there are 68.5 million refugee and displaced people – and more than half are under 18. By joining the 40HF Backpack Challenge movement, you’ll connect with four of these young people and begin to understand what it’s like to leave almost everything behind. Be a voice for change for Lilias, Obada, Jubaida and Rhoda.

The idea of the challenge is that during the 40 hours​ you can only use the items in your backpack. You’ll need to prioritise what you pack, including your clothes, a sleeping bag and even food to last until the end of the 40 hours.

​The official starting date of the challenge is this Friday, the 17th of August at 8.00 pm, but can be completed at anytime that suits you. Money can be raised after the event as well.

Make sure that if you are signing up, you join the Melbourne Girls’ College team. We would love to see as many people as possible representing our school!

For more information go to:

To sign up go to:

The Philanthropy Team