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Help people in need in a Christmas like no other.

While 2020 has been a year like no other, it only seems timely for us all to stop and reflect on the joy and blessings that Christmas brings, while also being aware that not everyone is so fortunate. Following the severe impact that COVID-19 has and will continue to have on everyone’s lives, it is fair to say that 2020 will be a Christmas like no other.

While we’re in the midst of an unprecedented pandemic, this year there will be even more people and families across the Wellington region who will not be able to enjoy the delight of Christmas. It should be a season of celebration, but is often a time of anxiety, uncertainty and loneliness.

Here at The Wellington City Mission, we think everyone deserves the right to enjoy a special Christmas this year. 2020 has been tough, but with your support, we have the ability to light up Wellington at Christmas.

Giving at Christmas isn’t just about making a donation, it’s about making a difference – and for those who have experienced hardship this year, your difference may just be the light they need to help them at Christmas, and to feel hopeful for the year ahead.

The Christmas before working with The Mission, I felt like a failure because I had nothing to give my kids. That made me realise I really needed to reach out and ask for help.
 
Christmas is about coming together more than gifts, but it’s really important that the little ones get excited too.
 
Last year, my children got to pick their own gifts at The Mission so even the older ones felt included. It was special sitting around as a family and opening at least one present each. We also got to cook up a special meal to share as well.

Help The Wellington City Mission to Light up Wellington this Christmas.