Christmas Star Appeal
Thank you Greater Wellington for getting behind our 2016 Christmas Star Appeal and being someone's star! Your support of this appeal touched the lives of people across our region who are in desperate need.
We are so grateful for everyone who got a star on the Walk of Fame, purchased tickets to our Christmas Raffle, donated food and toys, volunteered their time, donated financially, and helped in many other ways! Because of your support, this Christmas:
- Over $140,000 was raised from Christmas Star events
- 420 Christmas Star Boxes were filled with food and gifts
- Over 240 people volunteered to sort food, gifts, and serve in the Drop-in Centre, and hundreds collected on Street Day
- Almost 200 Walk of Fame Stars were purchased
- Around 1,300 food parcels given out - 900 Christmas food parcels, 300 regular food parcels, and 100 Christmas Day Hampers. That fed over 3,000 people in Greater Wellington
- Approximately 1,700 Greater Wellington children received new gifts
- Our Drop-in Centre hākari fed 140 people. Throughout November and December, it served on average 67 people each day
- The Mission supported clients of 31 other community agencies we work with, throughout Greater Wellington
To continue helping The Mission support people in need this year, click on the 'Please Donate' button above or click here for more ways to help.