5 February 2013
Kia Ora Koutou,
It’s been almost 2 years since the February 22 2011 earthquake and Adopt A Christchurch Family was set up.
Since that time the small team here at Whitebait has received in excess of $880,500 from over 2,000 donors.
A large percentage of donations have come from New Zealanders with donations from individuals ranging from $5 - $25,000. Money has been received from a variety of sources in a variety of ways. Many companies and corporates have donated and people have kindly held fundraisers; from Golf games in Takaka to a Singing Concerts in New York and from a tennis fundraiser in the United States to events run by ex-pat New Zealanders hosting a fundraising ball in Hong Kong and Australians in Doha, Qatar.
To everyone who has donated we are extremely grateful.
Currently the cupboard is bare so we are unable to take any applications at this time. We will keep our website open for donations which will be distributed as they come in to individual families via our referees. We are very proud to be able to continue to give 100% of your donations directly to families in need.
Christchurch families still need support for uninsured homes, house repairs, increased rents, bonds, heating, additional schooling and medical expenses.
Your donation means so much.
Thank you once again.