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THIS MONTH...

Donation from Millwater Satellite Rotary Club

Recently we were selected by Orewa Rotary's satellite club in Millwater to receive a donation from their funds which came as a lovely surprise for us. Our Chairperson attended their meeting and we have since been presented with $600 which will be put to good use. We thank the members of the club for their generosity.

Community House Awareness Week

During September we will be holding our annual Awareness Week and will be out and about in the community spreading the word about the work we do and selling tickets for our amazing raffles. As always our friends at Orewa Kiwibank will be hosting us outside their premises and we will also be in Coast Plaza, Whangaparaoa and outside the Warehouse in Silverdale where we will also be putting on a sausage sizzle. This is our major fundraising activity for the year and we hope for lots of support. (We also hope for good weather!)

Venue Hire Opportunity

Do you need a venue on a weekly basis for a group or course? Our childcare building on the corner of Centreway Road is currently available during the day on Tuesdays, as well as every evening. While it is not suitable for disabled people it is very versatile in other respects. See our Childcare page for photographs and Services page for rates and description.

Our main site meeting room is also available now on a Thursday evening. Be in quickly if you are interested in booking it.

 

New Initiative to Help Parents

We have recently started a new initiative to help parents with the cost of their children's education. As we all know uniforms, stationery, trips, camps, school fees and other extra expenses can mount up, especially if there is more than one child in the family. This often means stress for parents or caregivers and sometimes means that the child misses out. We do not work directly with families so came up with a new idea to try and help through the school. We have already built a relationship with Stanmore Bay Primary School and Gulf Harbour Primary School so selected them as our first recipients. Both principals were keen to participate and agreed to deliver the assistance on our behalf. Consequently we donated a day's takings from our Community Shop to each school. Earlier in the year we also received a very generous donation from a supporter who wished us to assist vulnerable children so added some extra funds from this. It gave us great pleasure to present over $750 to each school and we hope that several families will be able to receive support in the months ahead. Next year we will look at offering the same opportunity to other schools in our area. This initiative complements our Community Donation Scheme and is only possible through the support we receive ourselves, hence our motto HELP US   HELP OUR COMMUNITY.