Win­ter blues for our city’s home­less

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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.

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