The Studio School students and staff headed to Good Sammy Canning Vale warehouse last week to acknowledge their ongoing partnership, supported by a grant awarded to The Studio School by Department of Communities to celebrate International Day of People with Disability.
The Studio School's application for the grant focused on celebrating the Good Sammy workforce, of which almost 50% is made up of people with a disability, who work tirelessly everyday, and especially during the run up to the opening of their new Fremantle store earlier this year. It also recognised Good Sammy's commitment to sustainability and recycling, and its important work in creating a safe and inclusive work environment for all.
Students toured the warehouse, learnt about the Good Sammy online shop, and saw firsthand the realities of fast fashion and overconsumption. They also enjoyed a presentation from Chief Operating Officer, Tom Tolchard, who provided insight into the outstanding work undertaken by the organisation, and heard from local influencers Jade McCready and Kawa Heart, who explored more about what to look out for when op-shopping for quality clothes.
To finish off the visit, students drew a raffle for gift cards for staff and donated basketballs and a new basketball net to be installed at the warehouse’s outdoor court, all while enjoying cupcakes and cookies!
The Fremantle Good Sammy Store, to which students have been providing ongoing support in anticipation of its opening, has also received a gift certificate for The Blue Buddha store as part of the grant. Students chose this particular homewares and aromatherapy store so that items could be purchased for the store's Sanctuary Room, where staff can take wellbeing breaks.
This store also received a raffle draw, providing gift certificates to its well deserving staff.
The TSS community thanks Good Sammy for warmly welcoming the team with friendly smiles and also thanks Department of Communities who helped make a significant and special day happen.