A joint venture between the Gore Kids Hub and Hokonui Huanui will provide children’s pyjamas for families who are struggling to make ends meet.
The project is being organised by Kids Hub member Kelly Moriarty and Hokonui Huanui family navigator Gemma Perry.Mrs Moriarty said she and Ms Perry had discussed the idea of working together to provide pyjamas and concluded it was a good idea.
“We are both community wellbeing-focused organisations,” Mrs Moriarty said.
“After Covid people are struggling financially,” Ms Perry said.
After the project was advertised online, more than 50 pairs of pyjamas had been dropped off at the Kids Hub, which was “incredible”, Mrs Moriarty said.
“It shows there is a community who is willing to look at the bigger picture and willing to help where they can,” Mrs Moriarty said.
“Some people came through Covid just fine and I think it is nice to see people recognising that maybe some people didn’t,” Ms Perry said.
Ms Perry will distribute the pyjamas to those families who need them.
People can drop off pyjamas at the Kids Hub until the end of next week.
There is also the option to donate to the project online.