Good news for Kiwi helping hands
Kiwi Community Assistance has found a permanent home.
The charity, which began in founder Tracy Wellington’s Tawa home three years ago, has moved around repeatedly as the operation has expanded.
The organisation gives out more than 400 banana boxes of food, clothing, books and other goods each month to Wesley Community Action, Porirua Women’s Refuge, Supergrans, Capital & Coast District Health Board and other groups.
On September 3, Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown was on hand to officially open Kiwi Community Assistance’s new warehouse in Grenada North.
Wellington acknowledged sponsors such as Hubbards, James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor, New World Churton Park, Tommys Realty and PGG Wrightson as helping to assist nearly 40,000 people in the past three years.
Wade-Brown said what Wellington and partner Phil Davies had carried out in a short time was inspiring.
‘‘You guys are awesome and have achieved what you have in such a modern way [through use of social media],’’ she said.
‘‘You are helping the most vulnerable members of our community and families that are really struggling, and inspiring many of us to do our bit.’’