The Wellington City Mission do incredible work in our community and it’s our privilege to provide support in various ways.
Between May - July 2023, The Wellington City Mission supported 351 whānau and individuals with one-on-on social work support, they welcomed 4,170 manuhiri into Tā te Manawa, the community lounge, where they are served home cooked meals and great barista coffee, and supported 1,208 people through our Social Supermarket. That is just one month of support. One month. The need is extraordinary.
Whenever we sell a home over $800,000, a $10,000 donation is ring-fenced for The Wellington City Mission. Missioner Murray Edridge describes this as ‘huge’ for the Wellingtonians helped every year. "Through whatever causality, their circumstances are such they can't enjoy the things that most of us take for granted and in fact putting food on the table is hard, getting appropriate accommodation is hard, living what we would all describe as successful lives is hard."
In addition to our financial support, The Wellington Company is proud to have created an opportunity for one of the Mission's transitional housing facilities within part of our group, and we are also a major sponsor of The Breeze’s ‘Pack The Bus’ campaign to collect Christmas donations. Our team take great joy in setting up The Wellington City Mission’s Christmas Shop.