Each year the Mission supports thousands of Aucklanders in desperate need, these are some of their stories.
Iris’s story – A Christmas to remember
Grandmother Iris loves Christmas. It’s her favourite time of the year despite often being a time of hardship for Iris and her whānau.
Just before Christmas last year, life became very difficult for Iris. She had unexpected large bills to pay and, living off a basic income, she simply didn’t have enough money for food.
Kelvin – one year clean and sober
While the Mission commemorates 100 years of service to the city this year, many of the people we support mark their own special anniversaries too.
In July, one of those people, Kelvin, marked his one year anniversary of being clean and sober after 28 years of drug dependency. The Mission’s part in Kelvin’s journey to recovery helped create truly positive change his life.
Melina – food parcels during the COVID-19 lockdown
Mum of two Melina has coped during many difficult times in her life. When COVID-19 hit, she turned to the Mission for urgent support because the burden of the pandemic meant she couldn’t feed her family.
The Mission responded with food and care to help her and her family through lockdown.