Our annual Gift of Groceries project is happening Wednesday 5th & Thursday 6th December!
In partnership with New World Mount Maunganui and Kiwi Larder, we will be donating 1,200 packs of Christmas goodness throughout the Bay of Plenty area through over 30 local organisations, including Homes of Hope, Oranga Tamariki, Tauranga Hospital, Plunket, NZ Police, Tamariki Ora, 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 PACK (or 10)!
Each pack costs $40 (but contains $60 worth of goods) - so with 1,200 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: 12-3194-0001135-53 (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.
Wednesday 5th December 11am-8.30pm (non-perishable items)
Thursday 6th December 8am-12pm (fresh produce)
Thursday 6th December 12.30pm-4pm
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!