Between paying bills and general household expenses, Christmas time can be difficult for some families.
One generous parishioner from All Saints Church in Howick started an initiative in 2015 that helps make Christmas special for these families in need.
The Christmas Lunch on Jesus initiative will provide families with Christmas boxes containing meat, vegetables, drinks and other goodies – all the things that make an enjoyable Christmas lunch.
The aim this year is to put together 125 Christmas boxes to gift to low income families who might struggle to put food on the table this Christmas.
The names of these families have been supplied to the church by various agencies and charitable organisations.
How can you help?
You can buy a box outright for $70 or you can donate any amount towards the cost of a box. No amount is too big or too small!
Donations can be delivered directly to All Saints Church,Howick office or to the Howick parish bank account: 02 0168 0016479 00 with the reference ‘Christmas lunches’.
Donate boxes of chocolates to add to the Christmas box.
You can also help pack the boxes at the All Saints Community Centre in Howick from 1pm on December 23.
If you would like to help deliver boxes to families please contact the Church office on 534 6864 for further information.