Thanks from Kmart

Kapi-Mana News - - OPINION -

After 20 years, Kmart and our char­ity part­ner, the Sal­va­tion Army, are hum­bled yet again by the amaz­ing gen­eros­ity of New Zealan­ders who give to the Kmart Wish­ing Tree Ap­peal at Christ­mas time.

Welling­to­ni­ans should be proud of their gen­eros­ity. They banded to­gether to en­sure that Christ­mas was happy, not just for their own fam­i­lies, but for the en­tire com­mu­nity, donat­ing an im­pres­sive 2959 gifts to the Wish­ing Tree Ap­peal at Kmart Porirua.

The ap­peal is a spe­cial tra­di­tion for many fam­i­lies and the support it re­ceives is heart­warm­ing. It means so much to those who hit hard times to know that peo­ple out there care and are will­ing to of­fer support dur­ing Christ­mas.

In ad­di­tion to 42,273 gifts do­nated, this year shop­pers could also con­trib­ute on­line or at Kmart reg­is­ters – with $9469 be­ing raised.

On be­half of the Kmart team and our friends at The Sal­va­tion Army, I would like to thank ev­ery per­son who do­nated to the ap­peal.

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