Following on from a discussion with our tamariki about essential workers, the children from Central Kids Dinsdale in Hamilton made ‘Kia Kaha’ cards to distribute in our neighbourhood; Dinsdale Library, Lumino Dentist, Countdown, Splurge Variety Store, Waikato Animal Outreach Trust, Te Rengarenga Medical Centre, Pet Shop & Unichem Pharmacy. All groups showed their appreciation to tamariki by thanking them for their generosity.
We also did mailbox drops to some homes nearby. One recipient stopped to thank us, stating that the cards “brought us all joy”. She went on to say that she was including her card and pompom in a care package she was putting together for her son in Auckland.