Our annual Gift of Groceries initiative is happening again Thursday 7th & Friday 8th December!
In partnership with New World Mount Maunganui and Kiwi Larder, we will be sending 1,000 Christmas grocery packs into the Bay of Plenty area through over 30 local charities, including Homes of Hope, Oranga Tamariki (formerly CYFS), Prison Fellowship, Plunket and Waipuna Hospice, to ensure they get to people in genuine need.
We know that Christmas can be a really hard time for many people both financially and mentally, so join with us as we spread some Christmas cheer and hope to those in our community who are facing less fortunate or difficult circumstances.
How can you help?
1. Sponsor a bag (or 10)!
Each bag costs $35 (but contains $55 worth of items) - so with 1,000 of them, we are looking for a lot of generous people and businesses to partner with us financially! You can make donations online any time using the methods below, or with cash/EFTPOS at our Sunday gatherings.
- Online Banking: 12-3194-0001135-00 (Reference “Gift of Groceries” and your name)
- PushPay: Click here or search "Curate" in the app.
If you are part of a business (or you have a business contact) that may be interested in donating funds to the Gift of Groceries initiative, please click here for our funding request letter, or email email@example.com
2. Volunteer on packing/delivery days!
Many hands make light work, and who wouldn’t want to be part of something that will have such a positive impact on our community?! These days will take place at Curate, 37 Newton Street, Mount Maunganui.
Thursday 7 December 11am-3pm (non-perishable items)
Friday 8 December 8am-11am (fresh produce)
Friday 8 December 11am-3pm
Register here if you would like to join us (even just for a couple of hours!).
3. Nominate someone in need!
If you have a neighbour/friend/contact who is facing difficult circumstances, you can nominate them to receive a Gift of Groceries pack! In order to avoid double-ups, we need a few details about the recipient so we can call them to ensure they aren’t already being allocated a pack through a charity. Click here to nominate someone!