Thank you Pacific Forum Line
For close to a decade now, the Polynesian Shipping company has continued to support the Society of St Vincent de Paul in sponsoring the cost of freighting donations from New Zealand to their partners in the Pacific. Polynesian Shipping Ltd Chairperson Charlie Westerlund is a renown Samoan Catholic businessman and philanthropist who owns several business enterprises. The Society of St Vincent de Paul is grateful to Mr Westerlund for his generosity. In the last three years Polynesian Shipping was sold to Neptune Pacific Line Limited and they continue to operate in the Pacific.
Today they continue to support the Society’s work. This week another shipment of fifty crates of clothing and books was sent to Samoa SVdP to support local families and schools. The Society wishes to acknowledge and thank General Manager of Pacific Forum Line Mike Swan and his staff member Suzanna Rawson for their special part in arranging these shipments. They have worked with the Society for the last 5 years and have had a fundamental role in ensuring that the sponsorship of these shipment have continued through the years.
Weekly Bread Donations
Every week, the team at Countdown in Mt Eden have been gracious enough to donate huge bulks of bread to the Kingsland Centers food bank. The bread helps significantly with the food parcels that are given to families who are in dire need, especially during the winter season.
The Amazing Race
This months AVSSC (Auckland Vinnies Secondary School Council) meeting was something out of the ordinary. The youth team had organised an interactive session called “The Amazing Race”. Our Council were sent out to complete various tasks and activities around Queen Street in creative ways and to also give them certain situations which required them to step out of their comfort zone. The purpose of this little activity was to improve their leadership qualities and for them to gain a greater understanding of each other as a council, working together with people who they aren’t usually familiar with.