7,900

Last Christmas, because of generous support from across our region, The Mission gifted over 7,900 new toys to children for Christmas.

December, 2020

Kia ora & Merry Christmas!

Our vision is to see people and communities empowered, transformed, and experiencing fullness of life.

And as we come to the end of another immensely uncertain and troubling year, Christmas time offers us something special. For you it could mean taking a much-needed break from work, spending time with your loved ones, and getting out in the summer sun for barbeques and fun activities. Enjoying a classic Kiwi Christmas can really lift your spirits and make you feel good about life!

However, many people living in the Wellington region are unable to see themselves within that picture. We believe that everyone deserves to feel included. The Mission’s Christmas is about making sure people and families can join in the experiences we all cherish at Christmas time. Rather than excess and commercialism, what’s most important is being able to appreciate our loved ones, take a break, reflect on our blessings, and consider what we want to do next.

This Christmas time, we will be here for everyone who needs us. Our social workers and Financial Mentors will support people and families to change their circumstances. Our Te Pūnaha Pā supported Transitional Housing, Kemp Home & Hospital, and Tā te Manawa (our community lounge) will provide safe and encouraging places of belonging. Our Social Supermarket will give shoppers the dignity of choosing their own food, and our Christmas Toy Store will empower parents and caregivers to find a gift for their child with intention and care.

To find out more about our support, please click the link below.

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Our Pā provided 64 manuhiri (guests) with Transitional Housing

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100

Each day, around 100 manuhiri (guests) visited Tā te Manawa, our Community Lounge

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Our Social Work team carried out 348 face-to-face sessions and home visits with people and families

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