Gift cat­a­logue for needy

Central Leader - - News -

A new scheme from the Life­wise char­ity is de­liv­er­ing a dou­ble dose of the feel-good fac­tor.

The Life Giv­ing Gifts pro­gramme sees a gen­er­ous mem­ber of the pub­lic choose a gift from a cat­a­logue which goes to a per­son or fam­ily in need.

In turn, a card is sent to a nom­i­nated friend of their choice, telling them of the ben­e­fits the gift will bring to the re­cip­i­ent.

Gifts avail­able range from two litres of milk per week to im­prove a home­less per­son’s health, a bunch of flow­ers to cheer up a lonely el­derly per­son, or pi­ano les- sons to give con­fi­dence to a foster child.

Gen­eral man­ager of Life­wise com­mu­nity ser­vices John McCarthy says the Life Giv­ing Gifts pro­gramme is an in­no­va­tive way of ad­dress­ing com­mu­nity needs and giv­ing gifts at the same time.

He says the char­ity’s re­sources are stretched more than ever be­cause of the re­ces­sion and the gift pro­gramme is a way to sup­port the com­mu­nity that will be truly ef­fec­tive.

The Life Giv­ing Gifts cat­a­logue can be down­loaded from www.life wise.org.nz.

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