Refugee Resettlement

We would love your help in providing all the household goods required to set up a new house for a refugee family who is being resettled into Wellington. It is a family of four, including two young children (6yrs & 2yrs old).

What: If you can provide any goods (eg. bedding, cutlery, toys etc) please click on the link below and select an item that you can provide.

How: click here

This link keeps a live tally of what is left for us to provide. So click the link (above) to see what’s available. Otherwise contact Sue Batley our coordinator sue.m.batley@gmail.com or ring Rev. Paul on 475 9085.

Please note the following:

  • Only collect the items that are on this list.
  • Everything has to be in very good condition or brand new (for more information see the document below for ‘Handy Hints’)
  • If items are new, keep them in the box, and with guarantee if applicable.

Delivery: Everything is to be delivered on the Sundays during February (9th, 16th or 23rd) between 8am-11am at the back of the church, unless arranged otherwise with Sue. Ideally please specify which date in the form (at the link).

Background information:  In 2019, 44 families were resettled here in Wellington in six intakes – a huge logistical exercise. Local volunteers from Anglican and Catholic churches have been working together, with guidance from the Red Cross, to provide, check and sort household items and help set up houses for former refugees.

Here’s an article from Radio NZ from when we first begun helping in 2016.

We remember that Jesus and his parents became refugees when they had to flee Bethlehem. Our heart for refugees is demonstrated by the practical help that our diocese provides to families who are being resettled here.

Information about Household Items:

Handy Hints

Information about Children’s Toys

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