August 10, 2021
Christmas cheer the people’s choice
A charity which help to give Christmas presents to low decile tamariki in the Porirua region is the people’s choice winner in this year’s TSB Good Stuff grants scheme.
Founder Pera Barrett has been given $30,000 to expand the reach of Shoebox Christmas while also creating a coaching and mentoring programme for Porirua rangatahi.
The other TSB Good Stuff winners for 2021 will use their grants to support auditory assessment and testing for primary school children in Counties Manukau, internships to build transferrable skills for mothers with limited work experience or education, a programme to improve financial literacy for Māori whānau in Christchurch and upskilling former refugees with baker qualifications to support employment.
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