Mission appeals to Christmas Spirit

Posted On December 12, 2006

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When stockings and turkey are stuffed for Christmas Day, there is still something people can do before Santa takes to the skies.

Each year the Auckland City Mission gives out 25 thousand new presents to children in need, 700 food hampers to struggling families and feeds 1500 people at the Town Hall Christmas dinner.

City Missioner Diane Robertson says ten percent of Aucklanders are now living in severe hardship. She says families are trying to give their children a good Christmas and just trying to put dinner on the table, while being bombarded with advertising and commercialism. Ms Roberston is asking those who have plenty this Christmas to give presents, food, donations or their time.

Details on how you can help can be found at > www.aucklandcitymission.org.nz