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City Mission to deliver over 100 Christmas Day Hampers

20/12/2016

City Mission to deliver over 100 special Christmas Day Hampers thanks to generous donations

The Wellington City Mission is looking forward to delivering over 100 special ‘Christmas Day Hampers’ to families in their own homes this Friday 23 December – with the help of some Wellington celebrities.

Team members from the Hurricanes, the Phoenix and the Firebirds will be helping deliver these hampers which are filled with festive food and goods to ensure families can have a special Christmas Day together. Each hamper includes chicken donated by Tegel Foods, sausages from The Mad Butcher, hams from Hellers, and other Christmas goods from local businesses and individual donors. Each hamper will also be accompanied with new gifts for children.

These hampers will go to families that are on The Mission’s programmes and working towards creating positive futures, and to other local community agencies that are supporting people throughout Christmas.

Delivering these hampers is one of the final activities of The Mission’s Christmas Star Appeal, which launched at the end of October. Individuals, businesses, teams and families have been supporting the appeal in many ways, including filling hundreds of ‘Christmas Star Boxes’ with food and toys, taking part in the iconic ‘Pack the Bus’, buying tickets to the brand new Christmas raffle, volunteering their time to sort and repack Christmas goods, purchasing close to 200 stars on The Mission’s Walk of Fame, and donating financially! It’s thanks to these generous donations that The Mission is able to assist hundreds of families and individuals this Christmas and into the new year.

If anyone would still like to support The Mission this Christmas, it’s not too late – you can donate online at any time via www.ChristmasStar.co.nz.

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