As we look ahead, there are some exciting new opportunities that are facing us. We value your support as we continue to work for a fair, just and caring community for everyone in Otago.
We are committed to continuing to provide many of the services that people look to us for, such as counselling and residential care, the needs of the community are changing.
As we have discussed in this edition of People, the needs of the community are beginning to change. We are mindful of this, and are committed to being part of this change.
We will provide assistance to over 5,000 people through our Family Works programmes and food bank this year. Over 1,200 older people will be supported through our meals on wheels, social programmes, care homes and the new initiatives we work with the community to introduce.
Our need for your generous support remains. The continued generosity of the community is so valuable, and we really appreciate it.
There are many different ways you can show your support:
- A financial donation - use the donation page on our website
- Leave a bequest - we can provide more information about how to set this up
- Volunteering - we have opportunities for regular shifts with various programmes in most main centres (current opportunities are listed on our website)
- Practical gifts - items for foodbank and donations to our shops are always appreciated
Many generous donations were received at the end of 2017, enabling us to assist over 200 families with Christmas gifts and food parcels. They were so grateful for the support.