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#135061 13-Nov-2013 11:21
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Anyone know who/where in Wellington we can drop off Xmas gifts for kids who might otherwise not get anything?

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  #932961 13-Nov-2013 11:22
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Salvation Army maybe?

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  #932966 13-Nov-2013 11:28
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Wellington City Mission, they will also gratefully accept food donations as well.

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  #932967 13-Nov-2013 11:28
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Thanks.



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  #933002 13-Nov-2013 12:06
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KMart also collect on behalf of the Sallies:
http://wishingtree.kmart.co.nz/




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  #934394 15-Nov-2013 13:14
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Salvation Army normally start asking near Xmas and list drop off places.
They also ask for older kid pressies - pre-teens and teens. They usually get forgotten.
Music, jewellery (doesn't have to be real), hair stuff, whatever.....




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  #934416 15-Nov-2013 13:29
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Great thread, having the great garage clean out 2013 Ed and no doubt some stuff that would be better served by donation than anything else.


[ASIDE: Whoever came up with the term underprivileged? Sounds like marketing euphemy to mask less comfortable words like poor/in poverty etc. "Oh them? They're not poor, good heavens no, they're just slightly less privileged than the rest of us, please on no account be concerned about them"]




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  #934644 15-Nov-2013 21:26
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NZtechfreak: [ASIDE: Whoever came up with the term underprivileged? Sounds like marketing euphemy to mask less comfortable words like poor/in poverty etc. "Oh them? They're not poor, good heavens no, they're just slightly less privileged than the rest of us, please on no account be concerned about them"]


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  #936679 18-Nov-2013 15:00
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NZtechfreak: Great thread, having the great garage clean out 2013 Ed and no doubt some stuff that would be better served by donation than anything else.


[ASIDE: Whoever came up with the term underprivileged? Sounds like marketing euphemy to mask less comfortable words like poor/in poverty etc. "Oh them? They're not poor, good heavens no, they're just slightly less privileged than the rest of us, please on no account be concerned about them"]


Good point, you never hear about overpriviledged or averagelypriviledged  kids.

Anyway it seems we have a few options now, the kids (our adult kids) have decided to buy presents for the >insert term here< kids instead of buying stuff for each other that we dont need. Had a good laugh at one place asking not buy Toy Guns (ok fair enough I guess) or razors and aerosols wtf?

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  #936719 18-Nov-2013 15:39
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I'd really like to donate but, and this is really lame, but I'm a guy in my mid-thirties who doesn't currently have children and I have not the faintest clue what 'the kids' would like.

Any ideas?




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  #936790 18-Nov-2013 17:29
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I think any toy shop or Warehouse etc could tell you what to get.

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