The Santa’s Helpers Appeal is back and will run from Monday 21 November – Friday 9 December, 2016! Auckland schools, churches, businesses and community groups can support this appeal by collecting funds, non-perishable food and new, unwrapped Christmas gifts to support local families in desperate need this Christmas.
Here’s how to get involved:
- Contact the fundraising team to register your organisation. We’ll provide you with a registration form and information pack.
- Once you’ve registered, we’ll deliver collection boxes to you (if you need them) in the lead-up to the appeal. Many organisations like to host fundraising events – such as bake sales or ‘casual Fridays,’ in order to encourage staff to get more deeply involved in the appeal.
- You can then either deliver your donations to our Hobson Street Drop-in Centre at 140 Hobson St in the Auckland CBD, or we can come collect your donations from you. Just indicate which option you would prefer when you fill out your registration form.
If someone forgets to bring in a can of food or a Christmas gift, they can simply donate the cost of a can instead. This is just as effective in helping us to provide essential services to Auckland families living in desperate need.
Many groups choose fundraising activities to further engage in the appeal. A list of potential fundraising activities is included in the information pack to give you some ideas.
Contact us today to register your organisation for the Mission’s 2016 Santa’s Helpers appeal.