‘WE BELONG THINK TANK’
Creating a sense of Whakawhanaugatanga
ST MARY’S COLLEGE AFTERSCHOOL VISIT TO KINGSLAND
Earlier this afternoon, these amazing girls from St Mary’s College turned up to our centre to serve in hope. From helping out our volunteers in the shop, sticking the foodbank to making posters for We Belong. Thankyou toAdeline, Tiare, Ashley and Helena for helping out today. You girls are awesome. Can’t wait to see you and a few other next week .
‘DE LA SALLE AT MONTE CECILIA’
Continuing to build the relationships within our community – Monte Cecilia Emergency Housing for families.
Another week done and dusted . Thankyou to these awesome De La Salle boys (Dillon, Phillip, Bevan, Joesph, PJ, Ethan, Mariner) for continuing to build the relationships with the kids and families here at Monte Cecilia. Your enthusiasm and energy you all share brings so much joy and happiness to these kids and their families. Thankyou also to Miss Roy and also to one of our Igniters Lemalie Aukuso for your amazing support . You all truly do make a great difference.
THE GIFT OF GIVING
As part of Vinnies programme students are given opportunities to volunteer in Vinnies centres to experience firsthand the mahi that needs to be undertaken in order to help the community.
A massive shout out to the students of St Peters College for the giving of your time and the work that you did at the Vinnies centre today. From Designing posters for the Caravan sleepout taking place in West Auckland next Friday, to helping in the preparation for the We Belong Social gathering that is taking place on Friday and the different tasks at hand.Thanks to Keith,David, Mathew, Rohit Raj, Korum and Rohit. Looking forward to seeing more students coming through the centre over the next week.
‘VINNIES YOUTH TEAM IN WELLINGTON’
The start of something new! Thanks for the korero and fellowship tonight young adults of Wellington, what a wonderful collective, bringing your thoughts and passion together to help others. Let’s keep the spirit moving .
OVERCOMING OUR PAIN THROUGH LOVE AND FAITH
The Vinnies Group from St Paul’s College had the opportunity to visit the youth and mothers of the MOTHER OF DIVINE MERCY REFUGE. (A refuge dedicated to the care, rehabilitation, support and Faith formation of families affected by domestic violence)
At first the St Pauls students were nervous, however as the evening progressed they were put as ease as the youth and mothers of MDM embraced them. The students were deeply moved by the testimonies of overcoming painful pasts through courage, the love of family and their steadfast faith. Through the evening everyone joined together in song and prayer.
The heart of what was shared was how we are called by name to be present and in communion with one another; to embrace identity, connect and bridge the gap between one another.