We work without judgment to:
Thank you for your continuing support. Without your prayers, financial support and contributions of food and furniture, we could not provide free support to those where a real need is identified.
With your help, the Our Lady of Kāpiti Conference provides:
Boxes of food are being delivered regularly to those in need across Kāpiti.
We thank those who leave food at the church in our collection baskets as these are important additions to food that we get from supermarkets, and show support across our parish.
We also work with L’Arche, Kāpiti, to grow vegetables sustainably and distribute these to various organisations and people in need.
You have helped us provide furniture, whiteware and bedding for those identified as being in need. These have been given to families on the Kāpiti Coast or else sent to SVdP outlets in Porirua and Wellington. We also cooperate with Birthright here in Kāpiti to ensure that donated goods get to those who need them.
We welcome good quality beds and bedding, furniture and whiteware. There is a continuing need for good quality woollen blankets, many being turned into cot blankets for the newborn.
We also help those who need other forms of support, or are seeking assistance, by providing care in a practical manner that promotes human dignity and justice. This includes working with OrangeSky NZ to provide laundry and shower facilities to the homeless in Kāpiti. We are also in partnership with KCDC, Ministry of Social Development, the Salvation Army, Kāpiti Impact Hub and Hora Te Pai to advocate for people and whanau seeking support or accommodation.
Through prayer, donated food and financial donations. Donations can be made to the Society of St Vincent de Paul, ANZ Account 06-0730-0297571-00.
Receipts that enable a tax credit will be supplied at the end of the financial year unless requested earlier.
Our Lady of Kāpiti Conference currently has sixteen active volunteers. If you have an interest in sharing in our work, please contact one of the following:
Peter Ryan, President ─ 021 1301 621 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Martin Manning, Secretary, ─ 022 344 7872 or email@example.com
Hedley Aitken, Treasurer ─ 021 236 8331 or firstname.lastname@example.org