581 Christmas boxes for Otago and Southland families

What a better way to finish the year but with the Christmas Shoebox Project!

Over the last few months, we have had hundreds of people across Aotearoa getting involved to create Christmas boxes for families in need.

As a result of the generous donations, and with help of all the volunteers, we have managed to give over 3,750 boxes – this is a massive achievement and one we could not have done alone…so THANK YOU!!!  

In Otago (including Oamaru) and Southland areas we provided 581 Christmas boxes for families in the region.

Thank you to Laura Ramsey and the Forsyth Barr Team for their wrapping of 300+ Christmas boxes.
Thank you to Sues Russell and Volunteer South for organizing many volunteers for Christmas wrapping and driving the boxes to Oamaru.

Thank you to the William Sherriff Charitable Trust for your $3000 donation which helped towards achieving this goal.

Photo: Christmas at Corstorphine Community Hub with Santa, in South Dunedin