Vinnies Present Backpacks of Stationery to Refugee Services
On Monday 7 December, the St. Joseph Vinnies were able to present to Jettie and Chandra from Refugee Services the backpack of stationery supplies that they had put together as part of this year's Gold Level Project. The backpacks which contained a pencil case of pencils, pens, highlighters and an eraser, a ruler, school exercise books and NZ activity packs containing activity sheets and sheep bookmarks created by the Vinnies will be given to refugee children who are newcomers in our local community. The Nelson Tasman Youth Workers Collective also supported this project in supplying wristbands, CDs, badges and information as to youth services and support in the Nelson/Tasman region. We hope that these practical items will be of great help to refugee children as they settle into their new schools and life in our country.