You can help us deliver fresh hope and real change where most needed. A helping hand can have a very long reach. Even the smallest offer of assistance is most appreciated. Just making yourself available is a big thing.
Gangs and other Nga Mokai may appear staunchly self-reliant but they and their Whanau are often isolated and alone. If they could solve the problems for themselves they'd have done so. Detractors find it easy to criticize or shun them. What helps most is good people standing along-side them. Offers of support can often go a long way to lift them out of their predicament.
How you can help! Volunteers assist us in many ways, big and small. Sometimes it's the simple human things that make the biggest impact. Perhaps you could simply:
- Help with reading
- Visit a home
- Be on the end of a phone for someone going through a bad time
- Drop off a few bucks now and then if you can afford it – maybe for wee Johnny’s birthday
- Turn up every benefit day to help a mother do the shopping – wander around the supermarket with her and help with budgeting.
- Support someone in court
- Help us with the CART accounts
- Assist with writing material; we're always on the look-out for good writers.
You don't have to be a saint! We all have our little quirks. Nobody 's perfect right? But when you show up, well, there you are! You bring your own, special goodness with you. People see that and feel less alone. Please contact CART today if you are able to offer your time or make some other donation.