Give a Christmas Dinner

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Give A Christmas Dinner

Project 2021-10-31 16:48:00 +1300

We don't want Kiwi families to go hungry this Christmas.

Right now, more than 50,000 families in New Zealand are struggling to put food on the table every day. As Christmas approaches, difficult times become even harder for families across New Zealand.

I don't think we need to tell you that Covid-19 has changed our lives. Our "new norm" now consists of uncertainties but also provides possibilities.

Christmas should be a time for friends, whānau and laughter, not having to choose between presents for the children or a Christmas meal.

Hence, we want to ensure that Kiwi families don't go hungry this Christmas.

 

Who is Kete Kai? 

Here at Kete Kai, we deliver meal kits. Based out of the Waikato, we also service parts of Auckland.

This Christmas, we want it to be more than that - we want to deliver hope to Kiwi families in need.

Earlier this year, we kicked off our first 'Kia Kaha Pay it Forward' campaign, and in just a few months, we raised over $140,000 and distributed more than 2100 meals to Kiwi families via our community partners.

 

Our Goal 

Please help us to provide Christmas meals to Kiwi families in need.

We aim to raise initially raise $20,000 to feed 250 New Zealand families.  Ultimately, we'd love to raise $80,000 to feed 1000 New Zealand families this Christmas.

We know we can do it, but we need your help.

 

Packing food to deliver

 

Give a Christmas Dinner

Our 'Pay it Forward Christmas Crate' is filled with nutritious and delicious festive food, including meat, vegetables and pudding.

Designed to feed a family of four, the crate costs $80, including a $5 donation/koha to our community partners.

The crates will be distributed to the chosen families by the 23rd of December.

 

How we choose the families

Kete Kai has developed partnerships with several community partners through our existing community-based strategies, such as our pay it forward meal kits. 

These community partners will choose the families on our behalf who will receive the meals.  They know better than anyone the hardships going on in our communities.

Our current community partners are:

1.  Annies Corner - Waikato

2.  Cambridge Community House - Waikato

3.  Cambridge Community Garden - Waikato

4.  Cambridge Pound Hounds - Waikato

5.  Ngahinpouri PTA - Waikato

6.  True Colours Children's Health Trust - Waikato

7.  Single Parent Services - Waikato

8.  Rauawaawa Kaumātua Charitable Trust - Waikato

9.  Shama - Waikato

10. Barnardos – Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Auckland

11.  Dementia - Waikato

12. Here to Help U - Waikato

13. Pukete Neighbourhood House - Waikato

14. Kootuitui ki Papakura - Auckland

15. Fairfood - Auckland

16. Tauranga Foodbank – Nicki Goodwin, Manager

17. Te Puke Community response team

18. Whanau ora, Huria Trust

19. Taulanga Malie Reformed Christian Church Trust

20. Ngati Ranginui Iwi Kahli Elvin

21. Youth Encounters

22. Whaioranga Trust

 

How to choose where your pledge goes

If you would like to choose which community partner receives meal kits on your behalf, please complete this short form.

 

Together (you, Kete Kai and our community partners), we can spread the festive cheer this Christmas.

Please consider a pledge to pay Christmas dinner forward.  

If you are a business and buy Christmas gifts for your clients, perhaps you might consider gifting Christmas Crates to a family instead. If you know of an organisation that might be interested in this, please forward this to them.

Help us restore hope this festive season and make Christmas a little bit special for as many Kiwi families that we can.

Give a Christmas…  Because every family deserves one.

 

Give a Christmas

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We've hit $5000!

17/11/2021 at 9:44 AM

Thank you to all our pledgers!! 

 

If you have anybody in your network who you think would like to make a pledge, please share this pledge me with your networks.

 

Thank you.

Nominate a community partners to receive meal kits

17/11/2021 at 9:41 AM

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If you would like to choose which community partner receives meal kits on your behalf, please complete this short form.

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    Pledgers 92

    Anonymous pledger
    2021-12-06 17:09:00 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2021-12-06 17:08:47 +1300
    Gail Scown
    2021-12-06 16:48:24 +1300

    "Glad to make Christmas a little kinder for a whanau "

    Studio Q
    2021-12-06 13:39:48 +1300

    "You are doing a great thing, thank you so much"

    Nicole Peach
    2021-12-06 13:22:16 +1300

    "Best of luck! Thank you for supporting so many deserving whanau!"

    Anonymous pledger
    2021-12-06 11:41:24 +1300
    Natasha
    2021-12-06 11:06:18 +1300
    Stephen Brown
    2021-12-06 10:58:31 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2021-12-06 10:57:49 +1300

    "Heartfelt thanks for the work you do. Much love to the families you help and to you. "

    Anonymous pledger
    2021-12-06 10:53:04 +1300
    Penny White
    2021-12-06 10:48:15 +1300
    Justin Velluppillai
    2021-12-06 10:29:16 +1300
    Claire McGowan
    2021-12-06 10:18:40 +1300
    Pamela Romsos Storey
    2021-12-05 15:22:09 +1300

    "Love the mahi Kete Kai!! "

    Laché
    2021-12-04 10:39:21 +1300
    Amy Russo
    2021-12-01 09:49:31 +1300

    "Love Hope and Peace "

    Jo Tagg
    2021-11-30 22:40:36 +1300

    "Thank you for enabling me to help in some way. Arohanui"

    Jessie Liu
    2021-11-29 14:51:09 +1300

    "On behalf of two anonymous $1000 towards Single Parents Service Waikato $500 Cambridge Community House $500 Pukete Neighbourhood House"

    Brianne West
    2021-11-27 14:38:58 +1300
    Kathryn Ruge
    2021-11-26 23:03:38 +1300

    "As a SheEO activator I'm delighted to support you feeding families this Christmas on behalf of Engaging People"

    Felicia Stewart
    2021-11-26 13:19:26 +1300

    "May you feel the sacredness of all that you are, all that surrounds you, and all that we are together. With joy, Felicia, Adan, Zahra & Peter"

    Anonymous pledger
    2021-11-25 09:05:52 +1300

    "Merry Christmas Meri Kerihimete Mele Kalikimaka "

    Nicholas Schumacher
    2021-11-24 19:53:39 +1300
    Anonymous pledger
    2021-11-24 08:38:53 +1300
    Rachael
    2021-11-23 15:12:42 +1300

    "Merry Christmas and a happy 2022"

    Sarah
    2021-11-23 10:48:34 +1300

    "Kia kaha, keep up the amazing mahi!!"

    Nidhi Singh
    2021-11-23 09:14:14 +1300
    Danielle O'Neill
    2021-11-20 22:12:52 +1300
    louann
    2021-11-20 10:26:54 +1300

    "Great work"

    Philip Fierlinger
    2021-11-20 09:19:56 +1300

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    Followers of Give a Christmas Dinner

    Give A Christmas Dinner

    Project 2021-10-31 16:48:00 +1300

    We don't want Kiwi families to go hungry this Christmas.

    Right now, more than 50,000 families in New Zealand are struggling to put food on the table every day. As Christmas approaches, difficult times become even harder for families across New Zealand.

    I don't think we need to tell you that Covid-19 has changed our lives. Our "new norm" now consists of uncertainties but also provides possibilities.

    Christmas should be a time for friends, whānau and laughter, not having to choose between presents for the children or a Christmas meal.

    Hence, we want to ensure that Kiwi families don't go hungry this Christmas.

     

    Who is Kete Kai? 

    Here at Kete Kai, we deliver meal kits. Based out of the Waikato, we also service parts of Auckland.

    This Christmas, we want it to be more than that - we want to deliver hope to Kiwi families in need.

    Earlier this year, we kicked off our first 'Kia Kaha Pay it Forward' campaign, and in just a few months, we raised over $140,000 and distributed more than 2100 meals to Kiwi families via our community partners.

     

    Our Goal 

    Please help us to provide Christmas meals to Kiwi families in need.

    We aim to raise initially raise $20,000 to feed 250 New Zealand families.  Ultimately, we'd love to raise $80,000 to feed 1000 New Zealand families this Christmas.

    We know we can do it, but we need your help.

     

    Packing food to deliver

     

    Give a Christmas Dinner

    Our 'Pay it Forward Christmas Crate' is filled with nutritious and delicious festive food, including meat, vegetables and pudding.

    Designed to feed a family of four, the crate costs $80, including a $5 donation/koha to our community partners.

    The crates will be distributed to the chosen families by the 23rd of December.

     

    How we choose the families

    Kete Kai has developed partnerships with several community partners through our existing community-based strategies, such as our pay it forward meal kits. 

    These community partners will choose the families on our behalf who will receive the meals.  They know better than anyone the hardships going on in our communities.

    Our current community partners are:

    1.  Annies Corner - Waikato

    2.  Cambridge Community House - Waikato

    3.  Cambridge Community Garden - Waikato

    4.  Cambridge Pound Hounds - Waikato

    5.  Ngahinpouri PTA - Waikato

    6.  True Colours Children's Health Trust - Waikato

    7.  Single Parent Services - Waikato

    8.  Rauawaawa Kaumātua Charitable Trust - Waikato

    9.  Shama - Waikato

    10. Barnardos – Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Auckland

    11.  Dementia - Waikato

    12. Here to Help U - Waikato

    13. Pukete Neighbourhood House - Waikato

    14. Kootuitui ki Papakura - Auckland

    15. Fairfood - Auckland

    16. Tauranga Foodbank – Nicki Goodwin, Manager

    17. Te Puke Community response team

    18. Whanau ora, Huria Trust

    19. Taulanga Malie Reformed Christian Church Trust

    20. Ngati Ranginui Iwi Kahli Elvin

    21. Youth Encounters

    22. Whaioranga Trust

     

    How to choose where your pledge goes

    If you would like to choose which community partner receives meal kits on your behalf, please complete this short form.

     

    Together (you, Kete Kai and our community partners), we can spread the festive cheer this Christmas.

    Please consider a pledge to pay Christmas dinner forward.  

    If you are a business and buy Christmas gifts for your clients, perhaps you might consider gifting Christmas Crates to a family instead. If you know of an organisation that might be interested in this, please forward this to them.

    Help us restore hope this festive season and make Christmas a little bit special for as many Kiwi families that we can.

    Give a Christmas…  Because every family deserves one.

     

    Give a Christmas

    Comments

    You need to pledge to see this update.

    We've hit $5000!

    17/11/2021 at 9:44 AM

    Thank you to all our pledgers!! 

     

    If you have anybody in your network who you think would like to make a pledge, please share this pledge me with your networks.

     

    Thank you.

    Nominate a community partners to receive meal kits

    17/11/2021 at 9:41 AM

    Thank you for your pledge.

    If you would like to choose which community partner receives meal kits on your behalf, please complete this short form.

    You need to pledge to see this update.

      Anonymous pledger
      2021-12-06 17:09:00 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2021-12-06 17:08:47 +1300
      Gail Scown
      2021-12-06 16:48:24 +1300

      "Glad to make Christmas a little kinder for a whanau "

      Studio Q
      2021-12-06 13:39:48 +1300

      "You are doing a great thing, thank you so much"

      Nicole Peach
      2021-12-06 13:22:16 +1300

      "Best of luck! Thank you for supporting so many deserving whanau!"

      Anonymous pledger
      2021-12-06 11:41:24 +1300
      Natasha
      2021-12-06 11:06:18 +1300
      Stephen Brown
      2021-12-06 10:58:31 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2021-12-06 10:57:49 +1300

      "Heartfelt thanks for the work you do. Much love to the families you help and to you. "

      Anonymous pledger
      2021-12-06 10:53:04 +1300
      Penny White
      2021-12-06 10:48:15 +1300
      Justin Velluppillai
      2021-12-06 10:29:16 +1300
      Claire McGowan
      2021-12-06 10:18:40 +1300
      Pamela Romsos Storey
      2021-12-05 15:22:09 +1300

      "Love the mahi Kete Kai!! "

      Laché
      2021-12-04 10:39:21 +1300
      Amy Russo
      2021-12-01 09:49:31 +1300

      "Love Hope and Peace "

      Jo Tagg
      2021-11-30 22:40:36 +1300

      "Thank you for enabling me to help in some way. Arohanui"

      Jessie Liu
      2021-11-29 14:51:09 +1300

      "On behalf of two anonymous $1000 towards Single Parents Service Waikato $500 Cambridge Community House $500 Pukete Neighbourhood House"

      Brianne West
      2021-11-27 14:38:58 +1300
      Kathryn Ruge
      2021-11-26 23:03:38 +1300

      "As a SheEO activator I'm delighted to support you feeding families this Christmas on behalf of Engaging People"

      Felicia Stewart
      2021-11-26 13:19:26 +1300

      "May you feel the sacredness of all that you are, all that surrounds you, and all that we are together. With joy, Felicia, Adan, Zahra & Peter"

      Anonymous pledger
      2021-11-25 09:05:52 +1300

      "Merry Christmas Meri Kerihimete Mele Kalikimaka "

      Nicholas Schumacher
      2021-11-24 19:53:39 +1300
      Anonymous pledger
      2021-11-24 08:38:53 +1300
      Rachael
      2021-11-23 15:12:42 +1300

      "Merry Christmas and a happy 2022"

      Sarah
      2021-11-23 10:48:34 +1300

      "Kia kaha, keep up the amazing mahi!!"

      Nidhi Singh
      2021-11-23 09:14:14 +1300
      Danielle O'Neill
      2021-11-20 22:12:52 +1300
      louann
      2021-11-20 10:26:54 +1300

      "Great work"

      Philip Fierlinger
      2021-11-20 09:19:56 +1300

      Followers of Give a Christmas Dinner

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 15/12/2021 at 1:00 PM.