A small gesture that means so much

10 April 2018

One of the many Christmas hampers delivered to families in need in the South Auckland community

Christmas is over but families who received the SouthSeas Heathcare Christmas hampers will never forget the goodwill.

SouthSeas Healthcare spread last Christmas spirit by delivering an abundance of Christmas food for families in the South Auckland community.

SouthSeas Healthcare Operation Manager, Ms Solo Aiono says SouthSeas have been delivering food hampers over the last 4 years, in collaboration with Life who have created amazing initiatives to benefit the South Auckland community.

“Christmas hampers we provide contain mainly perishable food, along with little surprises to put a smile on the faces of families who have been going through tough times, spreading lots of Christmas cheer through community generosity.”

“Christmas can be a tough time for many of our Pacific families, especially those experiencing financial hardship. Many cannot afford a Christmas dinner or presents for their family. This is where we can try and help.”

Ms Aiono says every year SouthSeas sponsors between 150 to 180 Christmas hampers.

“We package all the boxes at our office in Otara and then we get our staff leading the different services we provide to select vulnerable and struggling families that they work with and are worthy to receive such small a gift, which means so much to them.”

“We get a real buzz of excitement when we see families receive their hampers. So much gratitude in their faces and this is one way we can support the families we serve.”

“It keeps us going and motivates us to keep this tradition going, so that every year SouthSeas can afford to give hundreds of hampers to families in our community.”

Ms Aiono acknowledges the great work done by Life and looks forward to working in partnership with them again next Christmas to make Christmas hampers for families and provide support to those experiencing hardship situations.

“It is a fantastic way to help our community by doing that little bit extra to support those in need, with the hope that these hampers offer families some much needed relief over the festive season.”

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