The feedback we receive about our impact comes via staff and kaimahi at the community organisations we collaborate with.
I have accessed the ChCh Aunties for a range of items, clothing, household goods, pamper packs, cleaning packs, vouchers, toys, safety items (Safelets and security cameras) and more. It is an amazing service and the feedback I receive from whaiora once they receive their items is always positive and they are so appreciative and grateful.
Sam, Whānau Intervention Practitioner, He Waka Tapu
From a dolls house being delivered to a little girl who desperately wanted one, to sheets for beds, to deodorant and toothpaste. No matter what we have a need for, the ChCh Aunties have never let us or our clients down which just constantly brings joy to us all. Women who have to start from scratch when leaving abusive relationships need to know that organisations like The Christchurch Aunties are there to help where possible. Thank you Aunties, we love you!
Tania, Manager, YWCA
I'm so very grateful, that through the kindness of Sharron and the ChCh Aunties I was able to be given a Safelet. It's such an amazingly little piece of technology that is going to give me such peace of mind knowing my network of guardians are right there if I need them. I cannot express how much it means to me to have this, and that both Sharron, and the Christchurch Aunties made it possible. From the bottom of my heart, thank you!! ♥️ I will pay this kindness forward somehow!"
Safelet donation recipient
I wanted to pass on a big thank you for collecting those items from my neighbour, Alison. She felt so good after donating them, knowing they were going to such a good purpose.
Luan, Family Support Worker, Aviva
I gifted the client the handbag full of goodies yesterday. She had the biggest smile on her face and was very happy and pleased to receive the gift when I handed it to her and told them it was Christchurch Aunties. When I was leaving she was looking forward to having a good look to see what was in the bag. The backpack was the perfect bag for a young mum to be able to store all baby’s belongings in it put it on her back and head out for a walk.
Nicola, Family Support Worker, Early Start Project
Please accept my sincerest thanks for your support of my client and her children. She is absolutely over the moon with the table and chairs you organised for her. She reports that these have made her feel really house proud, and she looks forward to having friends over for dinner. She explained that she could not believe that someone would go so far out of their way to arrange and pick up furniture for her family.
Nicole, Social Worker Team Leader, Family Works
Thank you so much for the beautiful phone. I am very grateful for your generosity.
Phone donation recipient
Thank you very much for helping this young lady in such a sad time for her and her daughter. I rang her after I spoke to you and told her the Christchurch Aunties were going to give her some petrol vouchers, she burst out crying. You may not know how much this has helped her but I assure you these petrol vouchers have taken so much stress off this client.
Pauline, Community Advocate, Battered Women's Trust
No words can express our gratitude and thanks for your on-going support and generous donations. It is very much appreciated and I know that the recipients of these items are truly grateful. You and your team have played such an important part in bringing a ray of sunshine into their lives.
Linda, Executive Management, Nga Maata Waka
Thank you so much. I honestly appreciate your organization so much!! You make this whole process so much easier for us all.
Niki, Whānau Kaimahi, He Waka Tapu