Te Whare Koha Highbury, Garage Repairs
- $362.00 donated
- 3 generous donors
Help us raise the funds we need to rebuild and make our Koha Garage safe and steady for our Highbury Community.
Te Whare Koha Highbury (The House of Giving) sits under the Trust name of Te Roopu Oranga O Highbury Trust which was established in 2015.
We are a community hub, that sits in the heart of Highbury in Palmerston North.
We are a friendly non bias space that Highbury (and surrounding areas) residents can access the following support:
Free transport to appointments
Free clothing and household goods
Advocacy and connecting people to services
Kaumatua Support Programme
Health Peer Support Group
Cancer support service
General whanau support in all matters.
The Highbury community is located in a suburb of Palmerston North with a resident population of 3,240. The 2013 Deprivation ratings show Highbury sits alongside other communities in New Zealand with the highest deprivation rating of 10. Highbury is surrounded by other suburbs with deprivation ratings ranging from 7 to 9. These suburbs and their populations include Awapuni North (3,405), Cloverlea (2,042), Takaro (5,232), Westbrook (4,203), Palmerston North Central (3,099) and West End (4,638). The hub would not only support the needs of Highbury but could potentially reach a high needs population of 25,859. Many are linked into surrounding areas through whanau links, friends and neighbours.
A predominant part of our service is supporting whanau with basic everyday necessities. This includes food and clothing.
Unfortunatley our garage which holds and stores all of our donated goods needs major repairs to make it a safe and pleasant place for our whanau to come and collect what they need from us and also for our volunteers to work in.
We believe in making our community stronger by offering to give people useful education in gardening, cooking, building, administraion, leadership skills and building social enterprises for themselves, their whanau and their community.
Te Whare Koha
"A Place for the people, by the people, building our ability to find our own solutions"
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Kia ora koutou
We are a community centre called Te Whare Koha
(The house of giving) run by volunteers from our community for our community. We are in the heart of Highbury in Palmerston North and offer free food, clothing, goods, transport, advocacy, resources, knowledge and people who understand and care, We focus on our strengths and work together to develop solutions and opportunities that empower people, to improve the welbeing of our community.
We seek funds to pay for the running of our Whare and ongoing costs.
Nga mihi mahana ( warm regards)
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