October was a great month for Breakfast Club… we had two phone calls from Foodbanks that we support, saying that they were both out of rice and one of them needed cereal.
On the 23rd of December 2015 we are turning the Glen Innes School Hall into a Mini New World and having the Social Workers at our 5 schools invite up to 100 families to come and be blessed with food from Christmas Box Hampers; Hubbard’s Cereal; New World Eastridge Grocers and Hams; Gatting’s Caterers Dessert Hampers.
Most of our activities are happening in the area of Sports… and we are blessed to have BLK Sport, Shoe Clinic and the two Rotarys (Auckland East and Epsom) on board. Both of the boys at St Kentigern’s College are fully kitted out with running shoes, rugby boots and training gear from our sponsors… and of course food from New World Eastridge.
Just prior to Christmas we received a $15,000 donation from someone that wished to remain anonymous… and that kind of started the ball rolling in Christmas and then this happened.
When we came up with the idea of putting on a Christmas Banquet for 600 … we had no idea how we could find about $9,000 to fund it when this happened …
When we started Breakfast Club at Randwick Park School in 2010 we wanted to make a difference and to do this we knew we needed to do things in a different way.
Due to demand from our two new schools (St. Pius X and Glen Taylor) we will be having lunch as well as the dinner, catering for over 600 children and adults.
From the first school day of the last term we will be working with Glen Taylor School in Glen Innes, our fourth school. Three of these schools are in close proximity in the Glen Innes area and all have school roles of around 200. Their combined total is about the same size as Randwick Park School’s roll.
This week Zion Ministries’ Breakfast Club organised a Sports retreat for 6 schools at St Kentigern College. Approximately 200 attended for three days of various sporting games, from flags, soccer, rugby, netball, basket ball culminating in a game of dodgeball between the St Kentigern Students and our children.
Breakfast Club's Sports Academy Rugby Team played in the Counties Intermediate Schools finals to see who would go through to the Auckland Intermediate Schools Tournament. Our boys did not have enough rugby boots and had to use donated boots from St Kentigern College …...