On Sunday I spotted a post on Facebook asking people of the could help make Christmas brighter for people in need, by helping the Auckland City Mission.
As we all know not everyine has it easy at this time of year, the rent, phone, power still needs to he paid. Add to this the added needs of having children home from school, an expectation of Christmas presents, and families struggle.
In comes the Mission to offer what they can to help alleviate some of the added burden, but they can’t do it on their own, we need to help them.
And this is where the post I saw was aiming to help make it easier for the Mission and thier clients.
A simple request, essentially asking people to give what they could and a trip would be made to the supermarket to get items the Mission needed for their food parcels.
Well, it was a huge success, a read of how it unfolded, and while reading imagine if we all did something like this to help make the lives of others that little bit easier.
It’s Sunday morning, and I’m doing what many others are: Making a coffee, and browsing through Facebook.
In sharp contrast to the usual mundane nature of such things, a very special post appeared in my feed… An example of what one person putting the word out can achieve.
Earlier in the week, Reporter Megan Schoultz (NZ Herald) had written about The Auckland City Mission, and it’s challenges in coping with the demand from struggling kiwis, Nathan Elder saw for himself the shocking queues made by the families in need, as he passed the Hobson St. drop-in centre last Thursday.
Read the full story here
Next time you see people asking if you can help, will you?