28 November 2022

We need your help this Christmas

Your donation can make a HUGE difference to someone in need

There is a gap in our funding, and we urgently need your help to fill it.

We’ve seen a large increase in demand for all our services across Otago. As a charity, we rely heavily on donations, grants, and Government funding to provide these services to the community.

You’ll see from the graphs on the opposite page how these funds are used across the Foodbank, Social Work and Buddy programme. These are just a few of the services our Family Works team offer.

Here at Presbyterian Support Otago, we strive to address the issues challenging vulnerable people in our communities, and we support hundreds of people around our region. The community really needs us, and we need your help, so local people can continue to access these programmes and make real changes in their lives - not only this Christmas but for the years to come.

Please consider making a donation to our Christmas Appeal. Your support will allow us to keep running our social service programmes, and our services for older people. With your help, we will have the resources to help people to make positive and lasting changes in their lives.

To donate to support our services, please see our donation page for options, including donating online.

Here are some examples of how your donation can help support the people who access our programmes:

$35 Funds one session with a social worker

$70 Funds three sessions at a support group for one parent

$100 Funds three sessions at a support group for one child

$150 Funds one family food parcel at our Foodbank

$300 Funds the training and supervision of one adult buddy

  • Foodbank. Food is a basic human need that has become harder and harder to afford in recent times.

  • Social work. Our experienced social workers provide advocacy and empower people to make change to enable them to reach their potential and build a sense of belonging.

  • The Buddy Programme is a friendship mentoring programme for children aged 5 to 12 years, aimed at building resilience and mana atua (personal wellbeing) while having fun.
    143 Children waiting for an Adult Buddy

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