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Auckland City Mission Christmas Street Appeal


MEDIA ALERT
Friday, December 5 2003

Auckland City Mission Christmas Street Appeal


What: Auckland City Mission’s Christmas Appeal Street Collection

When: Tuesday, 9 December, 7:30 a.m. - 9 a.m. and 12 noon - 2 p.m.

Where: Auckland Central and Newmarket

Why: Support Auckland City Mission by making a cash donation to this Appeal to help those who will otherwise spend Christmas hungry and alone

Look for: More than 60 clearly identified collectors, carrying white buckets and wearing yellow bibs imprinted with the Auckland City Mission logo


What is the Auckland City Mission Christmas Street Appeal?
The one day Street Appeal is part of Auckland City Mission's Christmas Appeal which runs throughout December.

Who Does it Help?
Auckland City Mission's Christmas Appeal will not only help to ensure every Aucklander has the opportunity to enjoy Christmas but help to raise the funds needed to provide ongoing support so desperately required by the thousands marginalised by poverty and isolation.

What does the Auckland City Mission Need?
Members of the public can call 0800 CITY MISSION (0800 248 964) or post a donation to the Auckland City Mission Christmas Appeal, Freepost 1129, P.O. Box 5352, Wellesley Street, Auckland.

New unwrapped presents, such as soft toys and games, can be dropped off at participating NZ Post Shop branches around Auckland.

Donations of food can be brought to 140 Hobson Street, Auckland Central.


About Auckland City Mission

The Auckland City Mission has been working with marginalised people for over 80 years. Services include an inner-city drop-in centre, crisis care and emergency relief, an emergency food programme, drug and alcohol services, housing support, a residential service for those suffering with HIV and AIDS and a therapy programme for traumatised children. The Auckland City Mission’s Foodlink programme also distributes food to over 75 other community support organizations from Mercer to Cape Reinga.

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Released on behalf of Auckland City Mission by Publicis Drum.


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