Four schools across Orange have banded together to raise money for Housing Plus' new The Orchard domestic violence shelter, which is due to open later this year.
The student leaders at each school came to the party after Orange High School set the wheels in motion to bring the city's youngest leaders together for a good cause.
Orange High School school captain Mitchell Cooper said it was about "leaving a legacy" in an otherwise turbulent year.
"We thought collaborating the whole of Orange was the best way of doing that and bringing them together for a great cause in the domestic violence shelter at Housing Plus."
Each school will organise their own fundraisers and combine the money to hand over later this year.
"We made the decision we wanted to come tackle an issue which is quite serious in Orange, with high incident rates, and we decided it'd be a good cause," Mr Cooper said.
The community support for The Orchard has always been something we've been really proud of and to see the next generation coming through is great.Housing Plus fundraising coordinator Rochelle Monaghan
"We're the future leaders of Orange and Australia and coming together shows all of Orange there is some hope coming through and we can band together for a good cause.
He said the cohort coming together across different schools was giving hope to the city despite the "pretty serious event we're going through".
Kinross Wolaroi School captain Lochlan Birchall said it was a "great initiative."
"It was really good when they approached us and we were happy to help out," he said.
He said Kinross was aiming to do a pizza drive to raise funds.
James Sheahan Catholic High School is aiming for a casual clothes day with a Disney theme, with student representative council member Lily Bingon saying it was a good way to show support for victims of domestic violence.
"It's really good we could come together, specially in our small community that we could unite for a common cause."
Orange Christian School's Hannah Piece said it was a "fantastic opportunity", and the school was yet to decide what they wanted to do.
"Our schools have been divided this year with so many different things with COVID and it's a great opportunity to come together and unite," she said.
Housing Plus fundraising coordinator Rochelle Monaghan said she was "so excited" to see the schools band together and help the new facility get off the ground.
The organisation's fundraising efforts have been hit hard by coronavirus in the past six months.
"We were just about to launch the white tie ball [in March] which was scheduled for May," she said.
She said the centre should be open by the end of October.
"The awareness around domestic violence is good to see, it's good to see we have awareness for domestic and family violence but also to see them to raise funds within their local community is really inspiring to see," she said.
"The community support for The Orchard has always been something we've been really proud of and to see the next generation coming through is great."
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