Mary MacKillop Today - Jams for Education in Timor-Leste

Jamin for a good cause

You might remember in our last newsletter we introduced you to an inspiring young man called Benjamin and we wanted to share with you a wonderful update!

Last year, something amazing happened… Benjamin was given the fantastic opportunity to sell his Strawberry & Vanilla Jams and East Timorese BBQ Sassate sauce at Harris Farm Markets in Lindfield, Cammeray, Mosman, St. Ives and Willoughby in northern Sydney.  “Get Jamin For a Good Cause” was launched on successive weekends in November, with Benjamin manning the tasting tables and selling out on more than one occasion.

There were even insightful articles in local media, including the Sydney Morning Herald featuring Benjamin’s story and promoting his delicious jams.
All of us here at Mary MacKillop Today are proud of all of Benjamin’s achievements. His and his family’s hard work and dedication raised an incredible $3000 of much need funds that will help continue to transforms the lives of so many through our our
education programs in Timor-Leste. Benjamin saw a need and took action, exemplifying and honouring the legacy of Saint Mary MacKillop:

“Never see a need without doing something about it.”