As the winter weather bites and the Auckland City Mission prepares to deal with increased need for its services, Rotary Westhaven are getting into “Winter Warrior” mode….
For the last 16 years, Rotary Westhaven members, partners and friends have got alongside local supermarkets to run a “Cash or a Can” collection in conjunction with the Auckland City Mission Winter Appeal.
Over five weekends during the chilly winter months of July – August we’ll be outside local supermarkets between 10:00 – 18:00, encouraging shoppers to offload some spare change or think about adding a food item or toiletry or other useful household product to our collection.
All of the food and other household products collected goes to the Auckland City Mission for use in their food parcels and to support their clients.  This is added to with a cash donation from the majority of the money collected.  The remainder of which is used to support other Rotary Westhaven sponsored projects in the local community.
Thanks to the generosity of “Aucklanders helping Aucklanders”, Rotary Westhaven gave $7,000 in cash and an equivalent amount in food and other goods to Auckland City Mission last year.
Keep an eye out for us and stop and say “Hi” to find out more about what we’re doing in your community and warm our hearts with a contribution.  If you’re keen to help out on the collection roster please call Tina McNally on 021 1459605.
15 & 16 July         Countdown Grey Lynn Central, 144 Williamson Avenue
22 & 23 July         Countdown Ponsonby, 4 William Avenue
29 & 30 July         Countdown Downtown City, 76 Quay Street
5 & 6 August        New World Victoria Park, 2 College Hill
12 & 13 August    Countdown Grey Lynn, 271 Richmond Road