21 Nov 2023

Shoebox Christmas

From Nights, 10:35 pm on 21 November 2023

In 2014 Pera Barrett set up a shoebox christmas appeal for 80 children at a local Porirua school. Now nine years on it's spread to over 16,000 tamariki nationwide. The programme invites people who want to donate a christmas gift to fill a box, and drop it off at a local school or community hub. The goal is to ensure no one misses out this Christmas. The project's grown soo huge this year, that to manage it all Pera has also launched a new, dedicated website "Koha Tree". Pera joins Mark to tell us more...