We’re doing a Wrap of Kindness again this year in support of the Soup Kitchen (Otara) to help those most vulnerable in our community. Life Soup…
27 December 2017
This year Hunters Plaza is proud to do another Wrap of Kindness to support Christmas Box.
Christmas Box was founded on the premise that charity begins at home, delivering Christmas gift-wrapped food boxes to local families in need.
Every year, we see the impact of Kiwis feeding Kiwis as this project responds to the ongoing poverty issues in New Zealand. Statistics show that 410,000 Kiwi kids live in poverty – that’s 29 percent of New Zealand children.
Over the last 16 years, Christmas Box volunteers have worked hard to spread Christmas cheer to deliver 81,398 food boxes and feeding 400,000 Kiwis! In Auckland alone there will be 10,250 boxes delivered.
Help feed a family this Christmas by having your gifts wrapped at our Gift Wrap counter for a gold coin donation.
We have managed to raise $1050.00 through the few hours a day of gift wrapping and your generous Gold Coin Donations.
Hunters Plaza will be donating $2,000 for this amazing charity and this already means we are making a contribution of just over 100 Christmas Gift boxes so far!
All proceeds go to Christmas Box.
“I was totally blown away by the fact that someone had taken time to put that box together for us as a family. You never knew who it was from but you knew that, so many people had come together to produce that box for our family.” – Rebecca (Christmas Box recipient)
More on Christmas Box:
Christmas Box works with over 200 Government and Community Agencies including Waipareira Trust, Anglican Trust Women Children, Women’s Refuges, NZ Police, Low Decile Schools, District Health Boards, Family Budgeting groups, and many others to help identify these families.
More information or ways to donate to this year’s campaign is available on the website: http://www.christmasbox.co.nz/