It's been a tough year. That's an understatement. Perhaps what I should say is it's been a tough year for everyone, but nobody else has suffered as much as people who were already under resourced, struggling with where to live and how to eat. Some of the women in our Aunties whānau have faced huge … Continue reading End of year thank you and all our news from 2020.
I've just been writing a letter of thanks to the benefactor who pays almost half my salary. Looking back to where we have been, looking at where we are, and looking ahead to where we want to go, I am minded that it is a love letter as much to all of you, as to … Continue reading Love letter to a donor. Love letter to you all.
I've just come from a morning at the storage unit, with one of the women I walk alongside, and while I'm glad to have spent time with her, I have had the urge to write this post since we got there, and I started going through the clothes with her. You see, about 18 months … Continue reading A definitive guide to giving to charities.
An update, and an apology from Auntie Michele. Part of my job as Aunties Chair is to keep you all updated with what has been achieved each month but I’ve been swanning about on the other side of the world for a bit and have missed officially reporting back for a few weeks. Auntie Jackie, … Continue reading What the Aunties did. May Edition
School bags, blue hair, swimming lessons, food, phones and new collaborations – so much has happened in the last couple of months in the life of the Aunties we haven’t even officially reported in. Aunty Jackie has done a fine job of staying in touch with everyone, but here’s the official summary of what … Continue reading What the Aunties Did: Jan, Feb 2017
Yesterday was a big donations pick up day. I asked a friend, Blair, if he would come and help me. And then I asked him if he'd write about it, in an effort to make other people maybe think about doing it too. These are his words (and I didn't pay him, I promise). Jackie … Continue reading A Day Spent Auntying With The Aunty-In-Charge