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Angel Tree

Closed Cause page created in the Kiwi Kids category by He Korowai Whakapono

$2,190 donated
Given by 19 generous donors in around 4 months

Angel Tree creates a centre of hope that protects the bond between parents in prison and their children.

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He Korowai Whakapono manages Angel Tree - a programme of Prison Fellowship International and the largest international Christmas programme that reaches out exclusively to children who have a parent in prison. It was founded by the late Mary Kay Beard who while serving a prison sentence watched women gift wrap soap, shampoo and toothpaste to give to their children as Christmas presents.

On Christmas Day, thousands of children in Aotearoa (NZ) will open a present from their mum or dad who is not there – they are in prison. This programme creates a centre of hope that protects the bond between these parents and their children and reinforces to the children that they are loved and remembered, not forgotten. If not for this programme, these children who often experience a similar sense of shame, judgement and stigma (for a crime they did not commit) would miss out.

In Aotearoa, Angel Tree is a waharoa – a gateway of hope for whanau (families), where people can begin to heal and rediscover their identity, sense of belonging and life purpose; unlocking their potential for a brighter future.

Weave a legacy with us and be part of the generation that helps to lead children away from the pipeline to prison, and towards a pathway of healing and restoration.

About us

He Korowai Whakapono is a Kaupapa Māori Faith-based organisation and registered charitable trust in Aotearoa (NZ) with a vision to break the cycle of intergenerational imprisonment.

Use of funds

Programme delivery expenses including couriering materials and gifts to whanau and volunteers. Ongoing support of whanau including birthday cake delivery.

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Ngā mihi aroha ki a koutou katoa.  24 December 2019

Posted by: He Korowai Whakapono

Thank you Aotearoa for an incredible year!

To all our volunteers, coordinators, weavers, donors, funders, boards, pastors and leaders in the Church, schools, organisations, clubs, groups and corporates - ngā mihi aroha ki a koutou katoa.

We are so grateful for you all and pray that you are abundantly blessed and filled with the joy, love and peace of Jesus!! ❤

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Private Donor on 06 Jan 2020
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Guest Donor on 24 Dec 2019
On behalf of Farr/Berthaut family
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Guest Donor on 23 Dec 2019
Merry Christmas on behalf of the Berthaut whanau
Lisa on 21 Dec 2019
I only heard of this organization today when 2 lovely gentleman dropped off a gift for my moko I was speechless and overwhelmed when they left I cried and cried 😭 thank you so much for your kindness.

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This page was created on 15 Nov 2019 and closed on 24 Mar 2020.
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