At PSO a very significant proportion of the social services we offer are funded through donations from our kind supporters.
The fundraising and marketing team raises funds through both donations and grants. We also promote the services offered by Family Works and Enliven across Otago, so that more clients can access these programmes and make real and positive changes in their lives.
We are delighted to welcome a new face to this team. Liam Dell joined us at the beginning of November, and will be looking after our annual fundraising appeals and will bring his skills to our online campaigns.
Liam is passionate about the work we do and about making a difference in the lives of people across Otago.
Christmas and the holiday season can provide some relief for many people as they wind down for the year. It’s a time of sharing and enjoying company, but for many of the people we work with, Christmas and the coming year can hold little hope. Our Family Works Skillsbank helps people improve key life skills, such as managing their finances, effective parenting and connecting children with mentors.
As well as homes and villages, our Enliven service also offers day programmes for older people in our community, who are often lonely and who value companionship.
This Christmas we are asking you to consider supporting our Skillsbank, because a new skill is a gift that will last long after Christmas has gone.
Our foodbank also experiences higher demand in the lead up to Christmas, so donations of funds towards re-stocking the foodbank are also very welcome.
Thank you for your generous support and Merry Christmas to you all!
If you have any questions at all about donating to PSO or leaving a gift in your will, please feel free to phone Jude McCracken, our Supporter Engagement Manager, who is based in Dunedin, on 03 4700834.