Over that same period we had 42 families (72 adults and 130 children) use our live in facility at 30 Windrush Close, Mangere. These families were truly blessed being able to access our service, our experienced staff, the love of our volunteers and enjoyed the benefits of our many donors.
We received just over $50,000 in donations, truck loads of furniture, hundreds of bags of clothing, many boxes of toys, kitchenware and food. The children enjoyed the health checks, preschool, socialisation, new clothes and toys, while adults got assistance in budgeting, sewing and cooking skills.
Families were then able to secure safe healthy and long term housing, standing strong as a family unit, moving from a sense of hopelessness to a future of hope.