Books and Muffins and a Dog - Milton Little Citizens at the library
Milton Little Citizens already has a great relationship with the Milton Library, visiting often with the children. The other day a staff member was at the library at the same time as library staff were clearing books that hadn’t been borrowed. MLC were able to sort through the books no longer wanted at the library, and Viv was able to take away a banana box full of bright colourful reading for the Centre.
The children helped to bake muffins as a thank you and while these were being delivered to the library the children met up with Scruffy library dog and the local Animal Control Officer…. This has led to further contacts and in the near future Animal Control will come to MLC to teach the children about being safe around dogs.… one thing leads to another…
Crowe Horwath – Financial Services and community impact!
When Methodist Mission Southern began its work refurbishing what would be the Milton Little Citizens Early Childcare Centre, they put the
call out to local businesses for extra support – government funding only goes so far!
The Milton office of Crowe Horwath (part of Findex) responded immediately, with the offer of a generous donation from the Findex Community Fund.
Crowe Horwath as part of Findex are leading providers of integrated financial solutions, offering a complete range of financial services to assist with financial and lifestyle goals and objectives. The Findex Community Fund was initiated to give back to the communities Findex and Crowe Horwath are connected to through their network of 110 offices across Australia and New Zealand.
Supporting families in the area has definitely made an impact to our community – mission accomplished!
St Kilda Rotary
Over the years members of St Kilda Rotary have spent a lot of time in the playground… the one at the Hub specifically.
They’ve provided a cover for the sandpit, as well as new clean sand; they’ve repainted the play equipment to keep it looking fresh and bright; they’ve replenished the woodchips under the play equipment to keep our kids safe.
Outdoor play is really important for children’s healthy growth and development … and it’s FUN.
So thanks St Kilda Rotary for making the Hub playground such a great place to play!
Rachael Masterton, individual supporter
Rachael Masterton is a great supporter of the Methodist Mission Southern. She contributes fortnightly, and when special fund-raising opportunities come up – like the Youth Transition House Ōtepoti– she even gets her Girls Brigade area involved!
Rachael discovered that if she made her regular donation through the Mission’s Givealittle page, her employer would also contribute – making Rachael’s gift even more effective. So now that’s what she does.
Givealittle includes payroll giving as an option in their Givealittle Plans (https://givealittle.co.nz/content/howgivealittleworks/givealittle-plan) so you can find out more there.
Thank you Rachael – and your Girls’ Brigade girls – for your practical support!
Twice a year Shoe Clinic gives away shoes… to us! Inevitably, during the year they have shoes returned for whatever reason. Those shoes, they give to us. Those shoes make life easier for young people at Next Steps Training, for parents who visit the Hub, and from next year, for young people in our YTH Ōtepoti.
Who knew what shoes could do? Shoe Clinic did.
Thanks Shoe Clinic, you make walking a mile in someone else’s shoes so much better!