Spread some Xmas joy


An ini­tia­tive to bring a bit of Christ­mas cheer to strangers has taken off at Porirua City Li­brary.

The li­brary has been tak­ing part in the na­tion­wide Send­ing Love pro­gramme, where peo­ple send Christ­mas cards to rest home res­i­dents who may be feel­ing lonely dur­ing the fes­tive sea­son.

It’s been a big hit in Porirua City, with the com­mu­nity get­ting be­hind the idea. Ti­tahi Bay, Pare­mata and Can­nons Creek School have all con­trib­uted cards to the pro­gramme. Last week Kay­laRose, 6, and mum Lisa dropped off 179 Christ­mas cards from Plim­mer­ton School to add to the col­lec­tion.

Send­ing Love was started in Auck­land with a mother and son’s act of kind­ness, and be­came a na­tion­wide move­ment in a mat­ter of weeks.

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