Good causes to re­ceive thou­sands this Christ­mas

Waikato News - - NEWS -

Twelve or­gan­i­sa­tions in the KCE re­gion will re­ceive a share of thou­sands of dol­lars this Christ­mas in a first of its kind char­i­ta­ble ini­tia­tive run by the elec­tric­ity re­tailer.

KCE com­mu­nity re­la­tions man­ager He­len Pea­cock says the new ini­tia­tive, which is­called the 12 Rays of Christ­mas, is one for the whole King Coun­try com­mu­nity to get be­hind this Novem­ber and De­cem­ber.

“This Christ­mas, KCE is spread­ing a spe­cial $6000 do­na­tion evenly across 12 care­fully-se­lected or­gan­i­sa­tions from within the ar­eas KCE op­er­ates as a way of say­ing thank you for their so­cial con­tri­bu­tion to our com­mu­ni­ties. That’s $500 per or­gan­i­sa­tion,” He­len said. “Dur­ing ‘the 12 Rays of Christ­mas’, which take place be­tween 1 and 12 De­cem­ber, we will light our KCE Trees of Light in Te Kuiti, Otoro­hanga and Tau­marunui in recog­ni­tion of these or­gan­i­sa­tions and their heart­felt ef­forts.”

She says the aim is to get the com­mu­nity in­volved in the giv­ing too.

“As part of the ini­tia­tive, we’re chal­leng­ing mem­bers of the King Coun­try com­mu­nity — in­di­vid­u­als, schools and busi­nesses — to join in the 12 Rays of Christ­mas by fundrais­ing and mak­ing their own do­na­tion be­tween now and the do­na­tion dead­line of 12 De­cem­ber.

Re­cip­i­ents are: Tau­marunui Com­mu­nity Chris­tian Food Bank Trust (Tau­marunui), Tau­marunui Grand­par­ents Rais­ing Grand­chil­dren (Tau­marunui), Tu­rangi River of Life Church Com­mu­nity Din­ner (Tu­rangi), Tu­rangi Food Bank (Tu­rangi), Waimarino Christ­mas Food Ap­peal (Ohakune), An­gel’s Christ­mas Din­ner (Ohakune), Al­trusa In­ter­na­tional Club of Te Kuiti (Wait­omo), Wait­omo Waipa Women’s Refuge, Otoro­hanga Com­mu­nity Food Bank , Otoro­hanga Com­mu­nity Food Gar­den, King Coun­try-based Fire Ser­vices (Tu­rangi, Ohakune, Tau­marunui, Te Kuiti, Otoro­hanga), King Coun­try St John (Tu­rangi, Ohakune, Tau­marunui, Te Kuiti, Otoro­hanga).

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