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Everybody Eats | Everybody Helps

Closed Cause page created in the Community category by Preston Hegel for "Exchange Christchurch Trust"

  • $1,411.00 donated
  • 28 generous donors
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We're hosting an event to break down stigmas of our street whānau by gathering over food, coffee, games, haircuts, and acceptance/support.

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The Everybody Eats team in Auckland had served over 7,000 meals to Kiwis in need before closing a successful crowdfunding campaign on June 4th, raising $129,000 to combat both food waste and food poverty and create a home for the project.

There is clearly a need. And there are clearly people who care. When we asked the public what they felt about the situation locally (Christchurch), they said they think it's a big problem and most want to help, but don't know how. Money doesn't quite help an individual feel better. So what about food? What about being around people who care? Who socially accept you and support you?

The team here at XCHC were deeply moved by the Everybody Eats movement and as a safe space for individuals and communities to gather, we saw the need to host something of our own for our street whānau. We met with Street Wise on June 19th and decided to host an event on breaking down stigmas, inviting our street whānau to spend the day being looked after and fed by a supportive community.

Street Wise is a new initiative in Christchurch providing care, clothing, food, and social support with our street whānau to combat the current lack of support. This Givealittle page is to raise money for Street Wise to continue to deliver their services, cover the costs of our event, and contribute to the development of an Everybody Eats project in Christchurch.


• Before an event was even created, Founder of My Fathers Barber (Matt) offered to provide haircuts for the whole afternoon.

• The Rad Collective are a group of local street artists, illustrators and designers who are going to be transforming the venue into an urban representation of the streets of Christchurch.

• Kophie, member of The Rad Collective, voluntarily designed our wonderful poster

• Mark Chirnside (Chirny's Coffee) has donated coffee and offered to teach anyone who wants to learn some basic barista skills.

• You. We're welcoming all to bring some kai to share from 4pm onward if you cannot join us for a shared dinner at 6PM. Or give contribute to our Givealittle page


From 3pm-6pm will be our pop up Barber Shop, playing games, taking in the art, and enjoying cups of the famous Chirny Coffee

From 6pm-9pm we will sit together as a community, share a meal and hear from some amazing guest speakers who are going to talk about stigmas within our community and how we can break them down.

Then there will be an open jam invite to local Christchurch musicians, a great way to see the talent that is in this city! If you would like to come down and jam, please feel free to bring your instrument and join in.

Use of funds:

Funding will be used 4 ways:

1. Cover the costs of our event

2. Rewarding and compensating our generous volunteers and sponsors

3. Funding Street Wise to continue/develop their services

4. Invest in a future ongoing Everybody Eats project in Christchurch

Page created by:

Preston Hegel


Street Wise is a new initiative in Christchurch to provide immediate support, food, conversations, and clothing to our street whānau. Because of their newly approved Charitable status, they don't have a bank account yet, so XCHC is facilitating the fundraising and first covering our costs, then distributing some to the sponsors and volunteers involved to express our gratitude, the rest will be given to Street Wise to continue their work.

Inspired by Everybody Eats project in Auckland, the team at XCHC reached out to Street Wise to offer their venue in support of their purpose. Exchange Christcurch (XCHC) started 4 years ago to provide a safe space for communities to gather, exchange ideas, and support each to grow personally and professionally; particularly the creative industries. This event felt like a good fit since we have a kitchen/cafe and the space is often used for community gatherings and potlucks.

All funds raised benefit:

Exchange Christchurch Trust

Funds will be paid to a verified bank account of Preston Hegel on behalf of Exchange Christchurch Trust.
“Well done - team work!”
“Wish I could attend but can't make it. Sounds like a great event!”
“you are all doing a wonderful job.My sister wanted to give a little so this is from her xxx”
“Hope that this isn't a one-off event.”
“What a brilliant concept. Great work!”
“More to come xx”
“Awesome event would love to be there but work is in the way of living :)”
“I hope this is the first of many to come.”
“Great idea!!”
“Awesome idea, all the best for your fundraising”
  • $1,411.00 donated
  • 28 generous donors

$1,411 donated


  Closed This cause page was created on 17 Jul 2018 and closed at 23:59 NZST (UTC +12:00) on 21 Aug 2018.

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