Gifts for the needy

Central Leader - - NEWS -

Vis­i­tors to Mo­tat do­nated more than 6000 gifts to fam­i­lies sup­ported by the Auck­land City Mis­sion and Barnar­dos over Christ­mas.

Through­out De­cem­ber vis­i­tors were in­vited to pur­chase and do­nate a present from the gift shop in­stead of paying an ad­mis­sion fee.

Do­nated good­ies were gifted through the Auck­land City Mis­sion and Barnar­dos to fam­i­lies in need.

Gold coin do­na­tions from the Mo­tat Nights, Christ­mas Lights events, which saw al­most 8000 peo­ple through the doors, were also used to buy gifts for the char­i­ties.

The to­tal value of the gifts do­nated this year was up by al­most 50 per cent on the pre­vi­ous year.

‘‘Mo­tat takes pride in be­ing a com­mu­nity-fo­cused or­gan­i­sa­tion, which in­cludes ed­u­cat­ing chil­dren and also putting our ef­forts be­hind fan­tas­tic ini­tia­tives such as this,’’ mar­ket­ing man­ager Diana Whar­ton says.

Auck­land City Mis­sion chief ex­ec­u­tive Diane Robert­son says the gifts were well re­ceived.

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