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Diocese of Toowoomba Catholic Schools

The Mooch and Wombat Dustillery

Mooch and Wombat Dustillery details

The Mooch and Wombat Dustillery are raising money to buy Christmas presents for children in areas affected by the drought. Macie (Mooch) and Will (Wombat) McNulty are two students from St Mary's Parish School, Goondiwindi. Macie has just completed Year 4 and Will has just completed Year 2.

The McNulty family live on a property at Yelarbon, a small town of just over 300 people about 50kms from Goondiwindi. Their family property is part of a community that is going through one of the worst droughts on record.

On Sunday Macie and Will came up with an idea to bottle some of their dirt from the property and sell it to raise money for bush kids - “To make sure kids who are in a worse position than we are have a present under their tree”.  The dirt is presented in beer bottles (great recycling!) with their own handmade labels, “once in a lifetime millennial drought bulldust.” All bottles are uniquely branded!

The response to the Dustillery has been overwhelming with over $1,000 raised in less than twenty-four hours. Macie and Will originally planned to donate 50% of their earnings to buy presents for kids in the bush however they have now capped their earnings and all funds are now donations for Christmas presents for kids whose families are doing it tough this Christmas because of the drought.

“Macie and Will have reminded us of what Christmas is really about…giving.  For most of us, there are parties, decorated homes, fond traditions to celebrate, and gifts to be shared. It’s a joyous time of celebration. However, sometimes we get lost in the season and forget the reason we celebrate it. As Christians there are many ways to serve God within the community during this time of year and Macie and Will have shown us an incredible act of social justice,” said Mr Brett Pollard, Principal: St Mary’s School, Goondiwindi.

To make a donate to this special cause, please see below.
BSB: 923 100
ACCOUNT #: 6479 2149
NAME: H & H McNulty