Coats for the Homeless distribution in New Zealand
Thanks to the efforts of Members in New Zealand, the Coats for the Homeless project has expanded to New Zealand.
A quarter of the Coats were distributed to the city of Gisborne on the East Coast of the North Island. They were distributed to those in need through the Te Kupenga Net Trust, a local group that provides mental health and additional services. This distribution was organised with the valuable assistance of the St Vincent de Paul Society in Gisborne.
The rest of the coats were distributed in the Auckland Diocese in collaboration with The Little Sisters of Assumption (LSA) in Papatoetoe and Otara, Catholic Social Services (CSS) & local Catholic Parishes in Otara, & in Manurewa & Papakura and a mobile CSS service in Auckland to both young and old people in need.
$100 will buy three specially designed, warm shower-proof coats for people who find themselves without a home this winter.
View our pictures from the New Zealand distribution: