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Fresh fruit and veggies for Xmas food parcels
Fresh fruit, Veggies and meat go into our Xmas Kai Boxes

DECEMBER- it’s the end of a challenging year, and this Christmas we know many more families will be struggling-so we need your help!

OCTOBER 2020- It’s time to get started on our annual ANGEL XMAS project. Each year we collect 1000s of gifts and put together Kai Boxes (food parcels) for families at Christmas. If you’d like to help, check out our sponsorship packages in the Angel Shop.

AUGUST 2020– A call for support for young mums continuing their education at Hiwa I Te Rangi resulted in beds, bedding and kai being delivered to these brave and resilient young wahine. Now little kids have their own bed, or mum is off the floor. Getting the girls off to the school ball for the first time was fun, and our community came to the fore with beautiful ball dresses.

We were delighted to welcome a new flock of Angels. Wonderful volunteers have stepped up and taken on a multitude of roles to help our sustain our mahi (work).

JULY 2020– We assessed our year just ended and felt proud of the mahi we had achieved as a team, and as a community. It’s only by working together that we have been able to deliver such great impact. (Take a look at our Impact Card).

Some comments from the partners in social services that we work with:

“I have had grown solo fathers who work fulltime but still unable to make ends meet, crying on my shoulder when I drop packages off to them.[Social Services in Haruru-Waitangi area]

“The delivery of blankets was also incorporated into our Policing COVID response and proactive activities in rural  and remote communities.” [NZ POLICE]

“Your mentoring ( Kaiārahi ) is so valuable to our young parents. Providing people to come into our students lives that can support them with their business ideas and educational journeys.” [Hiwa I Te Rangi- Education]

The gifts, kai and clothing…were so gratefully received by the families we support. The lit up faces of the children was so heart warming.” [Womens Refuge Kaitaia]

MAY 2020 -The Covid lockdown brought cries for bedding and we raced to provide over 300 blankets to our most vulnerable whanau.

MARCH 2020Our Keep Our Kids Warm annual campaign kicked off and we’d just collected a fabulous truckload of warm jackets and clothes from Takapuna Grammar in Auckland and distributed them to grateful kids in the Far North when COVID lockdown began. Perfect timing!

JAN-MAR 2020 : Making a Difference with his Mullet- Jack Goodhue helped us raise over $40,000 during the summer of 2020. Our #summerofthemullet campaign caught attention of the country and even across the world. Together we can make a difference.

That pic! Dom Harvey sees Jack’s mullet in his ice cream ..LOL!

Trustpower Community Awards

 Mayor John Carter, Bald Angels Co-founders Therese Wickbom & Inky Vink with Tania McInnes, Deputy Mayor

Mayor John Carter, Bald Angels Co-founders Therese Wickbom & Inky Vink with Tania McInnes, Deputy Mayor

Bald Angels was the recent recipient of the Regional and Supreme Award for the Health and Wellbeing category at the 2017 Trust Power Community Awards in Kaitaia. Trustpower community relations representative Abbie Siely said “Bald Angels contributes to the wellbeing of more than 200 families and 1000 (Mid North) children every year through fundraising events that bring the community together in the in the spirit of generosity and goodwill.” The Trust received a framed certificate, a trophy and $1500 and will represent the Far North at the 2017 Trustpower National Community Awards in Queenstown in April. See the full stories:

Northern Advocate article 24 May 2017

Northland Age article 25 May 2017

Words from Trustee
Therese Wickbom…

“The title of Supreme Winner for our region is really valuable, especially as we move forward and approach funders for support to build capacity and capability, in order to extend our mahi. We can’t thank you enough. We hope we will make you proud in April 2018 when we intend to celebrate our mahi with other community minded folks.”