Winter blues for our city’s homeless
As the colder months approach, Aucklanders are being asked to spare a thought and a blanket for the city’s homeless.
The Lifewise Winter Blanket Appeal is asking for blankets as well as winter jackets, socks, gloves, hats and towels for their homeless clients.
Lifewise centre manager Corie Haddock says every winter is just as harsh as the last for homeless and rough sleepers.
“Being wrapped in a blanket is often the only resource that helps the growing number of homeless people in our district to endure long, cold nights,” he says.
Formerly known as Methodist Mission Northern, Lifewise has been a leading provider of support services for rough sleepers and homeless people in Auckland’s central city for more than 150 years.
Blankets, clothing and other items can be dropped off at the Aotea Chapel, 370 Queen St, from Tuesdays to Fridays between 11am and 2pm, or on Sundays, 9am to 11am.