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Funding boost to house the city’s homeless

October 10, 2017 Posted in Uncategorised by Auckland City Mission

*Story published by the New Zealand Herald, 11 Oct 2017 A $10m grant has brought the Auckland City Mission one step closer to fulfilling its dreams of providing new homes for the city’s homeless. The financial boost from Foundation North, an organisation which holds $1b in trust for Auckland and Northland communities, means the mission…

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An open letter to the new Government, ahead of tomorrow’s election

September 27, 2017 Posted in Uncategorised by Auckland City Mission

Dear Government, Tomorrow, millions of New Zealanders will step inside their local halls, schools, hospitals and sporting clubs to vote for the candidates and party they feel best represent their values and aspirations for this country. We as a nation may debate the finer details, but in our hearts we (hopefully) share a common desire…

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Auckland City Mission at capacity

July 18, 2017 Posted in Uncategorised by Auckland City Mission

10th July 2017 AUCKLAND CITY MISSION MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Auckland City Mission’s services are maxed out. The Auckland City Mission says its social services are “at capacity,” and staff members are exhausted by the level of desperate need pouring through the charity’s doors. Auckland City Missioner, Chris Farrelly, says the organisation is…

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Housing First launches to help Auckland’s homeless

March 28, 2017 Posted in Uncategorised by Auckland City Mission

MEDIA RELEASE: AUCKLAND CITY MISSION FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 23 March, 2017 A new initiative aimed at ending chronic homelessness in Auckland has officially kicked off. Today Social Housing Minister Amy Adams and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff launched Housing First Auckland, which aims to house 472 chronically homeless Aucklanders and provide wrap-around services to address the…

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Auckland City Mission to host 2,000 Aucklanders at New Zealand’s largest Christmas lunch

January 11, 2017 Posted in Uncategorised by Auckland City Mission

MEDIA RELEASE: AUCKLAND CITY MISSION FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 22nd December 2016  The Auckland City Mission’s annual community Christmas lunch will take place on Sunday, 25 December 2016, at the Viaduct Events Centre on the Waterfront 2,000 guests are expected to attend Doors open at 11.30am On the menu: 300kg of ham, 2000 chicken drumsticks and…

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Auckland City Mission desperate for financial support

January 11, 2017 Posted in Uncategorised by Auckland City Mission

MEDIA RELEASE: AUCKLAND CITY MISSION FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 19th DECEMBER 2016  The Mission started distributing Christmas emergency food parcels and gifts on the 7th of December and up to 300 families have come to their Hobson Street Drop-in Centre for assistance each week day since then. This week, traditionally the Mission’s busiest, is expected to…

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This is what a ‘typical’ Mission client looks like – and she might not be who you think she is

January 11, 2017 Posted in Uncategorised by Auckland City Mission

MEDIA RELEASE: AUCKLAND CITY MISSION FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 16th DECEMBER 2016 Brianna* has been sitting on the footpath outside the Auckland City Mission since 4:30am this morning. She’s 35 years-old, a full-time caretaker for her severely disabled brother and is doing her best to raise two young nieces. According to a survey of 105 people…

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Mothers and grandmothers make up majority of people seeking Mission’s support over Christmas

January 11, 2017 Posted in Uncategorised by Auckland City Mission

MEDIA RELEASE: AUCKLAND CITY MISSION FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 5th DECEMBER 2016  Mothers, grandmothers, aunts and other female caregivers make up the majority of those who need the Auckland City Mission’s support in December. In the weeks leading up to Christmas, thousands of Aucklanders in crises will line up outside the Mission’s Drop-in Centre on Hobson…

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Something wonderful cooking at Pt Chevalier School

November 6, 2016 Posted in Uncategorised by Auckland City Mission

3rd November 2016 AUCKLAND CITY MISSION MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Each week for the past few months, teachers from Point Chevalier School have delivered delicious, freshly-prepared pots of soup to the Auckland City Mission. Every pot is carefully prepared by students, who also contribute the bulk of the ingredients. School principal, Stephen Lethbridge, says…

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Penrose business delivering fresh, healthy produce to Aucklanders in desperate need

September 19, 2016 Posted in Uncategorised by Auckland City Mission

14th September 2016 AUCKLAND CITY MISSION MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Penrose-based social enterprise Ooooby has been providing fresh, local produce to the Auckland City Mission since its inception in 2010.  Ooooby, which stands for “Out of our own backyards,” delivers boxes of locally-grown, fresh produce to its customers on a weekly or fortnightly basis….

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