THANK YOU! Donation Drive Success

16 December 2022 | News

A christmas tree with hundreds of gifts underneath

Toward the beginning of November our poor Meg (General Manager) was having trouble sleeping. As she lay there staring at the ceiling, trying to convince her three cats to allow her even a few inches of room in the bed and listening to the dogs snoring away, an idea came to her....a Christmas Gift Donation Drive!

And so the team here at Volunteer Marlborough began to put the word out. We would collect new, unwrapped gifts for the Marlborough community to be passed on to Foster Hope and Marlborough Women's Refuge and Sexual Violence Support Centre. We were cautiously optimistic about the response we would get. Little did we know!

We have been absolutely blown away by the response of all of you out there in Marlborough!

You generously donated 630 BRAND NEW items, $770 worth of vouchers, and 140 second hand items ....all of which we have been able to pass on to those who need them!

Thanks to you, we were able to support our original chosen organisations and more! We passed on gifts to:

  • Foster Hope Marlborough
  • Marlborough Women's Refuge and Sexual Violence Support Centre
  • School Start First Impressions
  • Oranga Tamariki
  • Oranga Tamariki Pacifica Community
  • Mayfield School

Thank you, Marlborough, for your kindness and generosity have truly made the world of difference to the lives of many this Christmas!