Posts by Jackie Clark

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  • Speaker: Need,

    And here we have the list for next year of things that need doing, and skills that you have that you can offer.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3130 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Need, in reply to Chris Waugh,

    That is indeed the place, Chris. Today, RNZ are coming out to Te Whare Marama with me, I think they're doing a Morning Report package. And on Thursday, the Herald On Sunday is coming to the Refuge Xmas party - there are 85 ex-Refuge families who still recieve support when they leave - to do an interview etc. Hashtags will be busted out.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3130 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Need,

    This thread is just full of me isn't it? Never mind. I wanted to update you all a bit on what's been going on behind the scenes. Many of you have sent me, and Russell, emails and I thank you so much for what you are doing. There have been wonderful offers of help, which we have taken up with alacrity. We've had everything from phones, to laptops, to furniture donated. All of it much needed, and all of it just so appreciated. This is a long term thing, for me, and, I hope, for some of you as well. The idea, really, is to get Te Whare Marama to a point that when a new family arrives, their needs are catered for in advance, and everything they need is just waiting there for them.
    On Wednesday night, a group of us (look for us at #auntysocial #WhaeaPower ) got together, and wrapped presents for the kids, and their mums. There are a lot of presents. I know because they all came to me first, and I had a front room full of gifts. I think around 6-7 people bought for each of the 17 children, so they are extremely well catered for! (There are also other people who had seen the blog post, and got together presents for each child. It's a bit of a bonanza.)
    As well as presents, my front room, at various times, has served as holding house for boxes/bags of food and clothes. Some of it from you guys, right here.
    And on Monday, I will be going out to Te Whare Marama to speak, with Christina, to Radio NZ, who, I believe, are doing a Morning Report package. On Thursday, there is the Refuge Xmas Party, and the Herald on Sunday will be there.
    This has taken off in the best possible way. It isn't about the Twitter Aunties - this is about Christina, and Trish, and Debbie who work at Te Whare Marama, and love all the women and the children very hard. Who keep them safe, and wrapped in their arms, until they feel ready to venture out into the world again. It's also about all of you, heeding my call to action, and jumping in, wholeheartedly, to support this beautiful place, and these beautiful people, who have been struggling for so long just to stay afloat. Successive governments have failed them, and because they're not part of the National Collective, they miss out, all the time. Well, not this time. Not if I have anything to do with it. It's their time to shine, their time to be recognised.
    We're in it for the long haul. Let's do this.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3130 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: We're back!,

    I think it's a very natural fit. Kia ora, e hoa ma

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3130 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The Public Address Word of…, in reply to ChrisW,

    #twitteraunties is at least six months old........

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3130 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The Public Address Word of…,

    Yes, Not to put any PRESSURE ON OR ANYTHING but if #twitteraunties wins, then that's where the hamper's going. To Te Whare Marama. Because they deserve it. (Someone else can claim the whiskey).

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3130 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The Public Address Word of…, in reply to Demelza George-Franzmayr,

    And men!

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3130 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: The Public Address Word of…,

    My word/hashtag of the year is: #twitteraunties - it's become a bit of A Thing, a Meme, a cry to action.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3130 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Need,

    And here's a permanent link with all the questions you may have about technology needs of the refuge.

    http://prng.net/donate/

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3130 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: Need,

    Hi everyone. I need your help. Christina is hoping to sort out the clothing shed at Te Whare Marama. She needs people to there during working hours, and give her a hand. The sooner the better. (The clothing shed is where she keeps all the clothes that current residents aren't able to use, until such time as someone CAN use them). Please email me directly if you're able to help and I'll give you the details. Admittedly it would be better if it were someone I already know.......anyone I trust, Chris trusts.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3130 posts Report Reply

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