PJ Drive 2021

Hundreds of tamariki (kids) are warmer this winter thanks to our loyal community partners.

Hundreds of tamariki (kids) are warmer this winter thanks to our loyal community partners.

We’re proud to shout out to Soroptimist Waitara, Ruru House, Kidszone Preschool, Waitara Pharmacy, Tool Hire Taranaki, IncaFe’, St Pius X School, Taranaki District Health Board, Location homes, Professionals Real Estate, TSB Bank, Carefirst Medical Centre, My Mobile Accountant, Tandem Group Chartered Accountants, for their incredible support in making our annual pyjama drive the most sucessful yet!

Over 1,500 pairs of pyjamas have been distributed to eight grateful community groups – Tui Ora, Roderique Hope Emergency Housing Trust, Tu Tama Wahine o Taranaki, Inglweood Kohanga, Waitara East School, Waitara Central Kindgarten, Marfell Community School and Taranaki Women’s Refuge.

The overwhelming response shows the power of kindness when 14 businesses and community advocates come together to help others. Hear what some of the lucky Marfell children had to say about their new PJs.

“I was cosy and comfortable all night long,” says Damiel (8) with a smile.
“I wore my new pyjamas for three nights and they made me sleep better,” adds Thom (7).

As Waitara Central School Principal Peerie Topia puts it, “Kids have got to be warm and cared for.”

This is all thanks to you, our incredible community partners and businesses. Because of your kindness and support, young tamariki in Taranaki are safe and warm in their pj’s; for without the basic needs, tamariki struggle to learn and flourish. The smiles on their faces are enough to reaffirm the success of our Pyjama drive. Nga mihi to you all.

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