Go on a mis­sion

Central Leader - - News -

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.

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