In 2018, Auckland’s City Mission began distributing their emergency Christmas food parcels and presents as usual – but instead of doing that from Hobson Street, thanks to enormous community support we are operating out of Eden Park, the Ngā Whare Waatea Marae in Mangere and Papakura Marae.
“We are thankful our clients will no longer have to queue from midnight outside our Hobson St building just to ensure a little Christmas cheer for their families.”
Eden Park CEO Nick Sautner says the stadium is thrilled to be able to play a part in bringing some cheer to families in need.
“The Park has sown a rich history for itself over the past 115 years and throughout that community has remained at its centre. We are committed to utilising the Park for more than just rugby and cricket and to have the opportunity to support a worthy cause like the City Mission this festive season is fitting.”