Christmas Star Appeal

Christmas should be a time of celebration, but for thousands of people across the Wellington region it’s filled with anxiety, uncertainty and loneliness.

That’s why we’re asking you to support our Christmas Star Appeal. By donating or getting involved in one of our appeal activities, you’ll make a significant difference in the life of a Wellington family or individual who is struggling. You will be their star this Christmas, bringing them hope, joy and courage by showing that people in their community care.

Thanks to your generosity in 2018 we provided Christmas food parcels to feed over 3,500 people; we gave 2,100 children new Christmas gifts, and we supplied 44 other community service agencies throughout the Wellington region with food and gifts for the people they work with.

There are many ways you can get involved:

Christmas Star Boxes

Help make this Christmas special for families in need, through the gift of giving. Host a Christmas Star Box in your workplace and collect our most needed food and gift items. To order your box contact Jill Hilston on or call 245 0827.


As you pay your restaurant bill this November and December please donate to The Mission at all participating restaurants. For more information about Dineaid visit

Make a donation

Donate here and help those in need this Christmas

NZSO Messiah Christmas Concert collection

Celebrate this festive season and donate food, gifts or cash to The Mission when you attend the NZSO performance of Handel’s “Messiah” at The Michael Fowler Centre on Saturday 7 December. To purchase your tickets go to the NZSO website.

Pack the Bus with The Breeze radio station

Now in its 27th year of partnership once again Pack the Bus will travel across Wellington between Monday 25th November – Friday 6th December collecting donations of food and gifts from schools, businesses and community groups. To take part contact Bridget Child on

Royal NZ Ballet Concert collections

Bring sweets and chocolates to donate to The Mission’s Christmas appeal when you attend performances of “Hansel & Gretel” at The Wellington Opera House from Wednesday 6th – Saturday 9th November. To purchase your tickets go to the RNZB website.

Street Day Appeal

Sign up to collect during our Street Day Appeal on Friday 6 December by clicking here or by contacting Maurice Roberts on


To register your group to sort donations this Christmas contact Yvonne Needham on today.

Walk of Fame Star

Your star will be displayed along Wellington’s waterfront during the month of December. Each star represents families being supported this Christmas. To purchase your star click here. For any questions please contact Sarah Thomas on