Share the love for Christ­mas

Waihi Leader - - News -

Lo­cals are be­ing asked to write a thought for oth­ers at Christ­mas.

Hau­raki Dis­trict Coun­cil li­braries are tak­ing part in a na­tional ini­tia­tive Send­ing Love — Christ­mas Cards for Those Alone for Christ­mas.

It is the sec­ond year of the project but the first time the Hau­raki li­braries were tak­ing part.

Li­brary as­sis­tant Rochelle Gan­der­ton no­ticed the con­cept on so­cial me­dia and ap­proached the li­brary man­ager.

Hau­raki Dis­trict Coun­cil com­mu­ni­ca­tions of­fi­cer Paula Trub­shaw says the feed­back from the com­mu­nity has been sup­port­ive.

“We’ve re­ceived lots of won­der­ful cards. Peo­ple can ei­ther buy a card or make their own, write a nice mes­sage in it, then drop it into any of our li­braries.” The cards would be given to peo­ple in rest homes who had no fam­ily or friends to

visit them.

“The idea is to send a mes­sage of love for those who may be alone at Christ­mas.”

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Li­brary as­sis­tant Rochelle Gan­der­ton hopes peo­ple will be part of the Send­ing Love — Christ­mas Cards for Those Alone for Christ­mas ini­tia­tive.

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