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Kiwi Shoppers Wrapped To Support New Zealand Charities

28 January 2014

Kiwi Shoppers Wrapped To Support New Zealand Charities

Together with the communities across New Zealand Westfield’s nine centres raised over $85,000 for New Zealand charities who work to better the lives of Kiwi kids.

For an eighth year, Westfield has offered a free Christmas gift wrapping service to shoppers who are invited to make a gold coin donation to a charity within the centre’s local community.

Westfield General Manager, Linda Trainer, said Westfield and the charities involved praised the generous support of Kiwi shoppers in this annual charity project.

“We’re always astounded at the kindness of fellow Kiwis and how willing they are to support local charities,” she said. “Children donated their pocket money, families clubbed together to make larger donations and many more supporters came together to ensure that 2014 will be a great year, not just for their own families but for hundreds of Kiwi Kids who need a hand up.”

The Westfield free gift wrapping fundraising project has raised over $410,000 for various New Zealand charities since Westfield first introduced the gold coin donation for this service.

The 2013 cold coin gift wrapping service raised money for the following charities that all work to better the lives of kids who are disadvantaged or face challenges in their lives:

CentreDonations raisedCharity
Westfield Riccarton$17,334Ronald McDonald House
Westfield Albany$10,939KidsCan
Westfield Chartwell$7,218True Colours
Westfield Queensgate$11,839KidsCan
Westfield Glenfield$3,782Wairau Valley Special School
Westfield St Lukes$7909The Blockhouse Bay Lions Club – Foundation for the Blind Children’s Department
Westfield WestCity$11,016KidsCan
Westfield 277 Newmarket$4,210Starship Foundation
Westfield Manukau City$10,738John Walker Find Field of Dreams Foundation – Swim programme

The gift wrapping service ran for two weeks leading up to Christmas.

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