Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Still time to help Auckland City Mission Christmas Appeal

13 December 2012

Still time to be part of Auckland City Mission Christmas Appeal

Urgent Couriers is once again supporting the Auckland City Mission Christmas appeal, with its drivers collecting donations from Auckland businesses to deliver to the mission.

Steve Bonnici, Urgent Couriers director says there’s still time to be part of the appeal and Urgent Couriers guarantees donations will get to the mission on time.

Auckland businesses are being called upon to donate festive food treats, non-perishable food items, cash and presents for children and teenagers as part of the appeal.

Now in its sixth year of support for the appeal, Urgent Couriers is providing free pick up and delivery of donations from Auckland businesses to the Auckland City Mission. The aim is to ensure every Auckland child will have something to celebrate at Christmas this year.

“Auckland businesses have offered their overwhelming support to the appeal in the past few years, and we look forward to seeing them extend their helping hand again this year to spread the festive joy and make sure no Auckland kids are deprived of presents on Christmas morning,” Mr Bonnici says.

Urgent Couriers has sent out its drivers as registered Santa’s helpers armed with donation packs consisting of a money box, a poster and a cardboard box to collect cash and presents. The collection drive will continue right up until Christmas Eve and 104 Santa’s helper packs have already been sent out.

The Auckland City Mission’s appeal results in thousands of presents every year for children who would otherwise go without any Christmas cheer.

Auckland City Missioner Diane Robertson believes the whole community needs to get behind this appeal to make it a huge success. “Christmas is a time of giving and sharing, and our kids deserve all the festive happiness. We all have a responsibility toward supporting this campaign.”

“Urgent Couriers have been long term supporters of our Christmas appeal. It’s great when businesses get behind our appeal like this. We need all the help we can get,” she says.

For general information about the Auckland City Mission please visit: www.aucklandcitymission.org.nz. To register email sunni.s@aucklandcitymission.org.nz

Three easy steps for businesses to donate:

1. Organise a good sized box for your donations that you can place in a prominent position at reception or a shared staff area.

2. Let your team / employees know that you are getting a collections box together for the Auckland City Mission Christmas Appeal.

3. Ask your team / employees to donate items such as:
• Festive food treats (chocolate, Christmas mince pies, bag of nuts)
• Presents for kids aged 10-16 (unwrapped)
• Any other non-perishable food items (i.e. canned goods)
• Cash.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell:
On Gaza And Burning The Israeli Flag

One of the selling points in New Zealand’s campaign for a temporary seat on the Security Council is that we have a pluckily independent voice to offer on international conflicts.

This image is not entirely self-delusional. When we did occupy a temporary UN Security Council seat in the 1990s, New Zealand was forthright about the need for the international community to actively respond to the Rwanda genocide. On April 14, 1994, New Zealand, Nigeria and the Czech Republic were the only nations to call for a forceful UN intervention to halt the killings. It was a proud moment in the diplomatic record of the Bolger government.

What then, is the current National government doing with respect to the slaughter in Gaza? More>>

 

Parliament Today:

TAIC Report: Urgent Recommendations After Melling Rail Accident

The Transport Accident Investigation Commission has made four urgent recommendations to KiwiRail following the accident two months ago (27 May) when a Matangi passenger train collided with a stop block at Melling Station, Lower Hutt. More>>

ALSO:

Red Tape: Local Regulations Go Under Microscope

The Government says it is accepting nearly all of the recommendations the Productivity Commission has made on ways to improve local regulations. More>>

ALSO:

Spending Questions: Claudette Hauiti To Step Aside At Election

National Party President Peter Goodfellow confirms that he has received notification from List MP Claudette Hauiti that she plans to step aside at the 20 September election. More>>

ALSO:

EPA: Board Of Inquiry Rejects Basin Flyover By Majority Of 3 To 1

The independent Board of Inquiry delegated to decide on the Basin Bridge Proposal has, by a majority decision (3 to 1), cancelled the Transport Agency’s Notice of Requirement and declined its resource consent applications for the construction, operation and maintenance of a flyover on State Highway 1 in Wellington City... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Non-Apology To Tania Billingsley

The refusal by Prime Minister John Key to issue a personal apology to Tania Billingsley has been accompanied by an array of excuses... Yesterday though, Key’s choice of words indicated that an apology was the last thing on his mind. More>>

ALSO:

Conventions: Winston Peters On The Nation

Winston Peters opens door to standing in East Coast Bays electorate, says it's an "exciting point" and he's thinking about it. "I’ve had a whole lot of people writing to me and calling up and saying ‘why don’t you have a go in East Coast Bays’." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news