Make a difference this Christmas…15/12/2017
Challenge 2000 Summer School Holiday Programme!12/01/2018
Meri Kirihimete, Manuia le Kerisimasi, Merry Christmas our friends!
2017!! What a year!! An amazing, service-filled, life-changing, ground breaking, youth forming, family supporting, inspiring year! A lot of hard work has gone on at Challenge 2000, a lot of difficult situations faced and a lot of positive outcomes have been achieved. Through it all, our amazing staff and our wonderful supporters have stood by us to help make a difference.
It feels like Christmas started for us in the middle of 2017 when the Marist Challenge Centre opened. A new home for Challenge staff and volunteers and for the people we serve. This was our early Christmas miracle, and arguably our best one yet! This is our place that stands as a ray of hope - a light on the hill - Nga Karu o Te Po.
The Marist Challenge Centre and all of Challenge 2000 has been in full swing this festive season with Christmas decorations, Christmas hampers, Christmas trees, Christmas holiday programmes – not to mention the thousands of Christmas gifts wrapped at Johnsonville Mall as a fundraiser for us!
Thank you, thank you, thank you – each and everyone of you reading this message for the myriad of ways you helped strengthen our community and especially those who struggle the most. The Christmas message of hope, joy, love and peace is lived out here on a daily basis and we couldn’t do it without you.
So we wish you and your whanau a happy, safe, relaxing, hope-filled Christmas season. Take a break to reflect on what is really important in life and how we can all work to build a better Aotearoa New Zealand.
We will have staff rostered on throughout the holiday period to support families and clients – AND other staff will take a well deserved break.
We look forward to seeing you all in 2018 for another year of making a difference. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Love and blessings from the Whanau of Challenge 2000.
Christmas Hampers for our families!
Wow-eeee. Thank YOU, our amazing supporters who answered our call for donations of gifts, vouchers, food and fresh produce. You delivered to the Giving Cave so that we could deliver to our families this Christmas... A record 90 hampers went out this year. Thank you for your kindness and generosity this Christmas - know that you have truly made a difference for our families who will now enjoy the Christmas they deserve.