House auction for homeless
Students from Maungawhau Primary School are turning a Wendy House into a work of art to raise money for the homeless.
The students have worked hard on the play house before it’s auctioned off to raise money for Te Puea Memorial Marae.
The marae in Mangere Bridge opened its doors to homeless families on May 25.
The fundraising project has been initiated by Harcourts Mt Eden to create community support for the emergency accommodation and assistance the marae has been supplying.
‘‘The marae is doing such amazing work and we really wanted to help them out and ensure they can carry on with the work they are doing for the community,’’ Lorraine Marshall from Harcourts says.
The playhouse was delivered to the school by crane.
Eleven-year-old pupil Miranda Wiseman has been getting creative.
‘‘The bottom layer is all about native bush, and the green landscape of New Zealand. There were flowers as well, and dots and patterns that will reach up to the top of the house,’’ she says.
The Wendy House will be auctioned at Mt Eden Bowling Club, 17 Stokes Rd on August 25 at 5:30pm.
Visit givealittle.co.nz/ fundraiser/help4thehomeless for more information and to donate.
The Wendy House will be auctioned.