It’s a privilege and joy to be able to create Christmas for families who would otherwise go without, and we couldn’t do it without you!
Every year there are people in our community who find it difficult to put food on the table and to buy even the simplest of Christmas gifts for their children. This year that challenge was exacerbated for many because of COVID related job losses and decreases in income.
Thanks to your generosity, Visionwest was able to gift over 1,300 parcels during Christmas From The Heart 2021. Each parcel contained essential food ensuring families had enough of the basics to get through Christmas, plus Christmas foods to create a festive family meal to share and, gifts for children.
Your generosity meant:
- 6,179 families were supplied with food.
- 3,334 children received gifts so they could experience the simple joy of opening a present on Christmas morning.
We believe everyone deserves a special Christmas, which is why it’s heart-warming to know that so many Auckland families didn’t miss out this year thanks to the generosity of everyone who helped and supported Christmas From The Heart.
Here are just two of the many messages of thanks received on our Facebook page:
“Youse rock! I was there today with my 3 kids, youse were all so Christmassy, cheerful & frindly dancing around made the kids so happy and my 2 year old loved watching youse dance around our car it was so awesome experience. Thank you for our sausage sizzle we were quite hungry when we arrived we were planning on munching on something from our food parcel but there were hotdogs already for us to enjoy so yummy thank you. Youse also accomodated for my baby she was given baby biscuits what a treat. I loved the whole experience everyone was amazing. I’m looking forward to wrapping the present tonight once they’re all asleep. Thank youse all so much!”
“Thank you so much vision west for my parcel today, I am truly grateful and was blown away by the kind caring happy staff, it was so well organised it made it stress free and easy access with out any shame. You rock vision west.”