Christmas Shoebox Project details....
Many children are living in households where parents are needing to make the heartbreaking choice between food or a gift at Christmas time!
The 2023 Community Needs Survey of 204 community organisations in NZ reported:
- 98% of their community have been impacted by the cost-of-living crisis in the last year.
- 97% of charities have had an increase in demand for their services.
- A minimum of 4021 households are unable to provide Christmas presents for their children. Each household has an average of 2.7 children = 10,856 boxes required.
Can you help us to provide 10,856 Christmas Boxes to children in NZ this December?
*The Christmas Gift boxes are all wrapped and labelled with the age of the child.
*Our pick-up and drop off venues are nationwide.
Community Charities we supported with 3775 Christmas boxes last year include:
Heart Kids (Nationwide)
Victim Support (Nationwide)
Women’s Refuges (Nationwide)
The Cancer Society (Nationwide, Invercargill, Otago and Northland)
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (Nationwide)
English Language Partners New immigrant support (Nationwide)
Te Rarawa Family Services (Kaitaia)
Whare Timatatanga Hou Ora (Kaitaia Women’s Refuge)
Habitat for Humanity (South Auckland, Northland)
Budgeting and Family Support Services (South Auckland)
De Paul House (Transitional housing and family support in Auckland, Rodney)
Shine Refuge and support services (Auckland)
Kindred Services Family support services (Helensville Auckland)
Island Child (transitional housing for families in Auckland)
North Shore Women’s Centre (Family support in Auckland)
Woven Earth (providing essentials for victims of domestic violence in Auckland)
Te Aranui Youth Trust (Tauranga)
Bellyful Supporting young families with pre-prepared food (Wellington and Christchurch)
Kidz need Dadz (Wellington and Manawatu)
Love Soup Food bank/community support (Auckland/Bay of Plenty/Waikato/Rotorua/Tokoroa)
Just Zilch Free food store supporting families in hardship (Manawatū)
Birthright Canterbury Supporting single parents and their children
Corstorphine Community Hub Community and whānau support (South Dunedin)
AVIVA Family violence services in Canterbury
Presbyterian Support family services (Otago)