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Tawa Mum Announced as a Hubbards 'Amazing' Local Hero

MEDIA RELEASE 5 FEBRUARY 2014

Tawa Mum Announced as a Hubbards 'Amazing' Local Hero

Tawa-based Tracy Wellington and husband Phil Davies founded the charity Kiwi Community Assistance after watching the television documentary Inside Child Poverty New Zealand. They've now been chosen as one of three heroes in Hubbards search for people doing amazing things. As well as being given $5000 from Hubbards, it’s now the New Zealand public's turn to throw their support behind Tracy by voting for her at the Hubbards Facebook page facebook.com/hubbards.

“Tracy shows us all what we’re capable of as individuals in our communities. She saw a problem and wanted to help,” says Kimberley Thorpe from Hubbards. “Her passion and ability to work closely with other charities is making a huge difference in her community.”

Kiwi Community Assistance distributes donated goods (clothing, household items) and food parcels to families in need in the North Wellington/Porirua area. Tracy sacrificed her accounting job to devote 60 hours a week, unpaid, to people in need.

“We provide a hand up, not a hand out – distributing food, clothing, footwear, furniture and whiteware for free, to families in the Wellington region. The donations are distributed through existing charities,” says Tracy. “I'm thrilled to be a Hubbards Amazing Hero and will use the funds to secure rental for a warehouse to store our non-perishable donations before they’re distributed.”

“The generosity of Hubbards in supporting us and raising our profile has been of tremendous benefit to our grassroots organisation,” says Tracy. “Their support and funds will allow us to assist many more families in need in the Wellington/Porirua area.”

Make a Vote. Make a Difference. Support Tracy at www.facebook.com/hubbards. Voting is open until 28 February and you are able to vote once a day. Also, don’t forget to pop along to your local supermarket to buy a box of Hubbards Amazing Passionfruit & Vanilla Muesli. For every pack sold, Hubbards are donating 60c. So help Tracy increase the kitty and support this amazing cause.

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