Sunday, 8 April 2012

Day 410 - LUSH donates $3000

LUSH have donated $3,000 to Addington Action. The money was raised by their sale of pots of hand and body lotion called a "Charity Pot".

The money will be used to cover the initial start up costs of equipment and raw materials needed to support the weekly distribution of food to up to 400 hungry families in Christchurch South affected by the social impacts of the quakes on working people.

These effects come on top of very low wages, overcrowding, crippling rents, damaged houses with high winter heating bills and problems with WINZ.

Food programme
  • Christchurch South Fruit and Veggie Co-op supply of 400 $10 packs per week (Christchurch Cathedral, DHB Community Health, Addington Action, Manuka Cottage, Opawa Baptist Church, Phillipstown Community Centre, Rowley Resource Centre, Sydenham Community Centre)
  • Establishment of 100 home veggie garden by end of 2012 with the help of Christchurch South Community Gardens
  • Distribution of 15 emergency food parcels per week supplied by 0800 Hungry

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