Chevalier College students called on the Highlands to help make a big change with small coins.
But they were impressed to see the community had much more to offer.
“Some people have been saving up for this all year,” said Year 9 student Harry Denington.
“They know we’re coming around in March, so they put money aside. And it’s not just coins, it’s notes too.”
Continuing a 40-year tradition, students from Chevalier College took their Red Cross collection tins on a walk through the Burradoo neighbourhood.
Very quickly, they were struggling to support the weight of the containers.
The Red Cross Calling is held each year in March across Australia, with thousands of volunteers collecting donations to support people in need.