The team from 1XX Radio have spent the last few weeks heading around the Bay of Plenty collecting donations from the community and business. In the end, the van did indeed end up crammed with a host of children’s toys, non-perishable food, pet food, and so much more.
When the van made its final stop at our Whakatāne dealership, we were blown away by the generosity of everyone that donated – thank you so much for your support! These goods have now been donated to the following charities to be distributed to those that need it the most:
These donations make a huge difference to those that need it the most this holiday season – once again, thank you for your support.
Christmas Movie in the Park
In addition to collecting donations for our Cram the Van initiative, we also hosted our very first Christmas Movie in the Park. A festival of fun, games, and good vibes – all for free! In exchange, moviegoers were asked to bring along donations for the Tauranga Community Foodbank and Women’s Refuge. We ended up with a staggering 366 non-perishable food items going to the Tauranga Food Bank, and 18 Toys donated to the Tauranga Women’s Refuge. One moviegoer was even generous enough to donate a brand-new pair of converse shoes.
Thanks to everyone that attended, we’re already looking forward to next years event.