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A drop in donations has left the Auckland City Mission with fewer secondhand goods to give to the needy.
The mission is worried it will completely run out of goods after receiving fewer donations during the last six months.
Missioner Diane Robertson says a lot of families come to them with absolutely nothing.
“They have left violent situations, have had their house burned down or are refugees new to the country. For people in this situation the mission is their only hope.
“We try to give them the basics to help set up their home and enough clothing for them and their children. It’s heartbreaking when we can’t meet their need.”
The mission’s supply of clothing and household goods has dropped to the lowest levels in years.
In the last nine months it has provided families with 225 single beds, 126 double beds, 10 cots and 500 bags of clothing and linen.
The mission is asking for any good quality clothing, linen or basic household goods which can be dropped at 140 Hobson St, in the city.
Alternatively goods can be collected by phoning 3774322.
Monetary donations can be made by calling 379-2395.