Rotary Interact Group warms up winter

A big thank you to everyone who brought in donations for our Auckland City Mission Winter Appeal. We received a wide range of items including blankets, sleeping bags, gloves, socks, beanies, jackets, sweaters, other clothing and shoes.

We also received a large donation of items from Rotary – North Harbour, East Coast Bays and Westhaven. Below are photos of some of the items delivered to the Auckland City Mission on Saturday 9 July.




Pictured top from left: Jerry Norman (Rotary North Harbour), Mary Malkova and Manrui He (Rotary Interact members), Vivianne McDermott (TIC Rotary Interact at WGHS).

But wait … there’s more!

Rotary Interact has been super busy helping out in our community. You might remember that the group created and delivered cards to Hospice, Forest Hill Home and Hospital, and Starship Hospital to cheer up patients and residents.

Jin-Joo Lee, one of Westlake’s Rotary Interact members, is pictured left with some of the cards.

Here’s what Starship sent us:

“A quick note to say thank you so much for the beautifully crafted cards that were dropped off at the hospital. Starship can be a very scary place for a child, and while you may never know to whom, your support is making a world of difference rest assured. Your cards will bring smiles and comfort to children and their families in Starship.”  

We also have received communication that Forest Hill Home and Hospital would be interested in having more “volunteer companions”. They currently have several student volunteers from Westlake Girls – although they would always appreciate more.

If anyone is interested in such a role, please make contact directly with Natalie Burnside [email protected]