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While we always love that you think of us, unfortunately we can't accept your old television. In fact, there is a cost to us every time someone leaves an old television outside our base in Newtown. Please see here for what you need to do with your old telly instead ... TV Takeback scheme. Thank you!
Please join us for our next fab Movie Preview fundraiser to see the hilarious and heartwarming documentary movie, Ping Pong. The filmmakers centre on eight competitors as they prepare for the 2010 World Championships in China. In Britain, weightlifter Les (89) and cancer-survivor Terry (81) compete in different divisions but are still arch-rivals. Austrian-born Lisa (85) lives in Houston with her 65-year-old husband Joachim; Inge and Ursula are both 90-year-olds from Germany; Rune (85) is from Stockholm; Sun Yong (80) is from Inner Mongolia; and the group's senior member is Dorothy, a strong Australian competitor at 100. All of them have shelf-loads of medals and trophies. While coping with the physical issues of their ages, they face competition with hilarious good humour and a wide range of preparation techniques. With lively, skilfully intimate camerawork and sparky editing, the film captures the players' personalities and the energy of the matches.
Tickets are $25 and include a glass of wine and a bag of sweets to enjoy while watching. We'll also be running raffles to win a Ruth Pretty gift basket or night at the Bay Plaza Hotel (or both!).
To secure your tickets, please email Anne Hannah at buy Ping Pong movie tickets and you will receive communication back regarding payment options available. See you there!
In collaboration with the Wellington City Council and the Mayoral Relief Fund, The Mission will be helping as much as we can to support those people misplaced by this local disaster. If you wish to make a financial donation to help the families who have lost their homes and possessions, please click here Kingston Landslip Relief, which will take you through to our secure online donation facility. Complete your details, and as part of the name field, please write (Kingston) after your name. At the base of the form, where it asks where you would like your donation to be applied, please check 'Where Needed'. We will know where to process your donation to if you follow this procedure. Thank you for helping others at this difficult time.
On Thursday 13 June, 55,000 Brown Paper Bags were inserted into The Dominion Post, encouraging people living in the Greater Wellington region to help us collect non-perishable grocery items for our Foodbank and other food banks and social service agencies in the area. Please click here for full details ... Brown Paper Bag 2013. We would love your support through until Friday 28 June when this event ends. Thanks!
It's time to share our latest publication with you. This next quarter, we focus on the Mission for Independence programme with our vital Budget Advice, Drop-in Centre and Foodbank services. This bumper issue is also full of the latest from Mission for Youth, Mission for Families and Mission for Seniors. Enjoy! Mission for Independence 2013 Newsletter.
The Wellington City Mission and Mission for Youth are delighted to announce a new Youth Guarantee Programme: Mixed Māori Arts.
This programme is an exciting new initiative in partnership with Te Wananga o Aotearoa. The Youth Guarantee Programme runs for 36 weeks between the hours of 9.00am and 3.00pm, and is free to participants.
Opportunities on the programme include the chance to gain experience in:
• Waka Ama
• Performing Arts
• Visual Arts
• Maori Weaponary
Qualifications gained will be Kawai Raupapa - Certificate in Introduction to (Maori) Arts Level 3 including the National Certificate in Employment Skills Level 1.
The Youth Guarantee Programme runs from The Mission's Transition Building, Gordon Place, Newtown, Wellington.
For more detailed information or to register your interest in participating, please contact us by emailing Youth Guarantee Programme.
We are in need of the following items due to increased demand ...
Spreads (ie. Peanut butter)
Muesli bars/raisins/fruit pots (ie. things for school lunches)
Please can you help us? Food and goods can be dropped into Mission offices at 200 Riddiford Street, Newtown and 125-137 Johnsonville Road, Johnsonville between the hours of 9.30am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday.
If you would like to discuss donating food to The Mission, please email the Mission Foodbank directly. Thank you.
There are lots of ways you can support The Mission through a donation, and it's easy to see through our stories and statistics the difference your donations make. Please click here if this sounds like the donation method you would like to use ... Donate by Electronic Banking.
Read more here how Payroll Giving works and how you can support us through this great initiative.
Keep an eye on our website and we'll let you know what is happening and when. You can also register for our Mission Supporter's Newsletter by leaving your details here.
Thought of a cool idea that you think could raise money for The Wellington City Mission? We'd love to hear from you. Please email us at How's this for an idea?Image of Wellington harbour by Mission business partner, Photography by Woolf