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With your support Christmas will be magical

$815 donated
Given by 13 generous donors in 9 weeks

JSP want to bring back the traditional values of Christmas, giving and celebration with family & friends.

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The Jackson Street Programme appreciate that Christmas is an expensive time of year, especially for a struggling family. With all the donations we collect, sponsorships and goodwill, we are able to give back and provide every child with free photographs with Santa.

The old Lock Up is transformed from a Police Museum into an entertaining, interactive Christmas Grotto that children’s dreams are explored beyond their imaginations.

Travel to Petone for the day to check out this year theme, Winter Wonderland, and keep our elves on their toes as the people of all ages explore. Once the Grotto has been explored, the children are able to meet Santa and get FREE photographs of this special moment.

A designated room within the Santa’s Grotto is set up for Women’s Refuge, where presents are left from caring strangers. We hear the children ask why do we leave presents here? While they are given an explanation our heart breaks with joy by the generosity of the community for this cause every year.

In the weekends, parents, caregivers or grandparents head off down Jackson Street in the sunshine on a FREE Treasure Hunt.

The kids enjoy spending time writing letters to Santa and post them in the Santa’s letter box at 274b Jackson Street, Petone. Santa writes back to every letter. So much sure you include a return address!

Unfortunately, every year we face the same problem - funding. While we are actively asking businesses to contribute and donate, we need your help to make our efforts go even further!

Please either message us or to donate, if you would like to help us bring a magical Christmas experience to the wider community.

Your support is crucial to our efforts to bring Christmas to every family in Petone and the wider regions, so that no child misses out on that special snapshot with Santa and experiencing the spirit of Christmas.

Use of funds

Will be ensure every visitor family have special experience at the Grotto and go away with wonderful memories. The funds will be used to for activity sheets, treasure maps, to build the Grotto.

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Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 20 Dec 2018
Very nice initiative around Christmas.
Stefan Goll
Stefan Goll on 19 Dec 2018
Thank you very much for this beautiful idea! Greetings from the family from Switzerland
Amanda, Henry & Hazel
Amanda, Henry & Hazel on 05 Dec 2018
Thank you Santa (and team) for a magical wee experience at the Grotto
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 04 Dec 2018
Thank you so much for the photo today with my wee baby girl, so awesome starting the tradition of a photo with santa :-)
Suzanne & Andrew
Suzanne & Andrew on 14 Nov 2018
The Jackson Street Programme

Thank you so much for your support. Regards from The Jackson Street Programme

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