Since the last newsletter …
- Elim Senior Campus donated to our food bank 40 large packets of high quality pasta and 40 packets of Easter Eggs and Bunnies
- Bayfield School in Herne Bay delivered $100’s of dollars worth of groceries in time for the school holidays
- New World in Southmall has given us over 28 banana boxes of food credits each week. Today they announced that they want to sponsor Breakfast Club’s two dinners during the holidays where 100 children will be invited.
- Elim Junior Campus have offered to support our Food Bank and also to join with us in our Sports Academy.
- Z Fuel in Manurewa have contacted us to advise us that we had double the amount of tokens in our collection than the closest other charity. They said that we had so many people adding tokens to our tube that they had to make room for more tokens on three separate occasions. They now want to talk with us about extending their support of Breakfast Club due to the amount of support we have received.
- Breakfast Club’s food bank has been able to support in a considerable way the year 7 and 8 camp at Randwick Park School.
- Hellers meats has donated 300 sausages to us. These have been donated to the year 7 & 8 Camp fundraising … and will hopefully go along way in paying for the bus transport.
- St Columba has been regularly giving about 10 shopping bags of food each week.
- St Columba’s Op Shop has donated a huge quantity of clothes from their summer collection … to make way for their winter stock. They have been doing this twice a year for some time now.
- Mothers from Remuera, Waterview, Ellerslie, Herne Bay and Te Atatu and supplied us with large quantities of baby clothes, toys and bedding. We have been able to support 9 children (two of which are about to be born) aged between 0 and 2 years of age. We still have needs for cots and push chairs.
- We took a grandmother and two grandchildren out for the day last weekend. We had lunch at McDonalds in Mt Roskill and then were invited by Arthur Egan to be special guests at Auckland City Soccer’s international game. It was so pleasing to see these children singing and dancing along with the ‘Balmy Army’ at this game. They were still bubbling with excitement two days later, wanting to know when their next outing will be.
Breakfast Club’s food bank has been supplying 6 food parcels a week to families that have been identified by Randwick Park School as being in need … and also to needy families at Rowendale School and Homai School in Manurewa. It is because of us spreading our food bank reach, that other Schools and organisations are now wanting to support us … thanks to you all.
Our Sports Academy is underway
The 30 children have been selected. Rotary Epsom has started their financial support of this Academy … and without their support and that of St Kentigern College … this venture would not have started.
We have 30 very excited children looking forward to starting school next term. It would have been a long time since children have been keen on getting back to school.
This is our latest poster …