When Cheyelle Robins-Reti contacted the Catalytic Foundation about supporting the Christmas Shoebox Appeal in Tauranga we were excited. Cheyelle was in France on tour at the time, so we put the wheels in motion to ensure we could make Christmas a happy time for rangatahi in Tauranga.
Through our contacts at the Acorn Foundation we were connected with Tanya Grimstone at Te Aranui Youth Trust.
They were very thankful thankful for the Christmas boxes. Cheyelle also provided sports gear for the young people which was amazing. They had a great party with their rangatahi and have also been able to spread the joy with the extra gifts being distributed by Police youth workers.
"We work with vulnerable youth in the Western Bay of Plenty between the ages of 7-14. We also support and work with the Police Youth Development Team and the Police Family Harm Team so we were delighted to be able to support these organisations to get gifts to some of our youth".
Thank you very much for considering us. Ngā mihi nui. Tanya Grimstone