Adding colour to our lives
Can one paint test pot change the lives of struggling New Zealand families?
How about 557 test pots? That’s the amount of test pots traded at Cambridge Resene for cans of food as part of the Resene Hunger for Colour fundraiser.
The February fundraiser invited people to head to one of 66 Resene ColorShops around the country and swap cans of food for a 60-80ml test pot of Resene paint.
The food cans collected in Matamata, Morrinsville, Cambridge and Te Awamutu were donated to the Cambridge Salvation Army food bank, where they will be dispersed to the community. Added to the collection in Cambridge, 297 were collected in Matamata, 639 in Te Awamutu and 197 in Morrinsville.
Cambridge Corps Salvation Army Officer captain Shaun Baker said the collection would certainly help replenish the Cambridge food bank following high demand through December.
He said this time of year is extra busy for the Salvation Army as many families struggle with the effects of Christmas, holidays and back to school costs.
‘‘We are hugely appreciative to Resene for being involved in the campaign and to the local people supporting us too.’’