From: Wellington City Mission
Christmas should be a time of celebration, but for thousands of people across the Wellington region it’s filled with anxiety, uncertainty and loneliness.
You can help make a difference for local families and individuals in need this Christmas by supporting the Wellington City Mission’s Christmas Star Appeal. There are lots of ways you can get involved, including getting your name on the Mission’s Walk of Fame!
The Walk of Fame is an exciting art-installation that will be displayed on Wellington’s waterfront during the month of December. You can get your name or logo on a Hollywood Walk of Fame-style star, and each star represents families being supported this Christmas and beyond. Stars range in price, starting at $100 for an Individual/Group star.
You may like to get a star for yourself, your family, your grandchildren, or even your pets – there are so many creative names that people have put on their stars in the past. Or maybe your parish, women’s group, or youth group could band together to get a star!
However you decide to help, your contribution will make a significant difference in the life of a Wellington family or individual who is struggling. You will be their star this Christmas, bringing them hope, joy, and courage by showing that people in their community care.
Last Christmas because of the generous support the Mission received, they were able to feed approximately 3,000 people through Christmas food parcels and provide 1,700 children with new gifts. They also distributed donations to 38 other social service agencies across the region.
One of the families that the Mission supported has shared about the impact this had on their lives: “We’ll always remember our daughter’s first Christmas. We were together as a family in our beautiful new home, which was full of love and Christmas spirit. Our Mission social worker was a big part of that, because she’d given us an amazing surprise a couple of days before Christmas. She visited us with toys and a bag of Christmas food – which we would otherwise have gone without.”
Visit ChristmasStar.co.nz today to order your star, or to find out about the other ways you can help. Thanks for being someone’s star!