By Anglican Family Care | Posted: Thursday April 7, 2022
Amongst the generosity of our community before Christmas,we would like to thank all businesses and community groups that donated toys, vouchers, and various treats for whānau throughout Otago.
In collaboration with Four Square Supermarket in Port Chalmers; Kimberley from Ray White Dunedin organised a grocery grab for our clients.
A total of $1,000 worth of non-perishable goods were donated and distributed by our team of social and whānau workers, bringing some welcome festive joy and financial relief over the holiday season for whānau. Additionally, through their Christmas initiative, “A Little Ray of Giving”, their team donated gifts for tamariki and whānau we support.
St Hilda’s Community Day
In late November, students from St Hilda’s Collegiate in Dunedin took up the challenge and spent half a day working on a variety of craft projects for us, including personalising and beautifully decorating notebooks (kindly donated by Tuapeka Print), for clients to record their individual goal setting tasks. Art students also created a beautiful wall of murals that represent our values. The artwork has significantly brightened up a previously dull and uninviting space in our Dunedin office.
Hanging of the Greens
Hanging of the greens is a traditional Christmas service, back in December, staff, family, and friends of Anglican Family Care were invited to St Paul’s Cathedral to enjoy this whānau friendly service and participate in decorating and blessing the Cathedral Christmas tree.
Christmas gifts for tamariki were donated, we were also grateful to receive a generous $2,000 donation from St Paul’s congregation which has provided support towards holiday programmes for tamariki. This support has been particularly critical when all other financial avenues of assistance for struggling whānau had been exhausted.