This Christmas season, Hibiscus Matters your local community newspaper would like to provide a way for the community to support families in need.
We are collecting donations of non-perishable food items – the kind of things that you would like to find in your Christmas stocking.
We are also asking local businesses for vouchers that we can pass onto people in need, so they can purchase things they would like or need themselves.
Anyone is welcome to drop off non-perishable food, or vouchers, to Hibiscus Matters’ office in Cammish Lane, Orewa (behind Countdown), during working hours, until the office closes for the summer break, on December 18.
Everything donated will be given to one of three local agencies that provide food to people in need at Christmas – the local Police’s new Christmas collection (HM November 14), the Hibiscus Coast Community House’s foodbank and Love Soup Hibiscus Coast.
Together, can help make Christmas Day something to look forward to for all Coast residents.
Terry Moore, Editor