⭐ SOUTH ALIVE NEWS ⭐
The cold hasn’t stopped everyone from getting out and coming together at a number of our events and projects over the last month!
Our school holiday events saw lots of tamariki get out and enjoy lego building, library storytime, yoga and some outdoor games.
We also had a weekend of learning, sharing and connecting as we had a pruning workshop, craft swap and meet the funders event all here at The Pod in one day! Big thanks to all of the people who volunteered their time to make these events happen, and thanks to those of you who came and enjoyed these events too. It was so great to see people connecting around shared interests or hobbies, and to see the passionate people in our communities making things happen!
This month also saw our housing team relaunch as the ‘Sustainable Living’ action team. As the challenges and priorities change in our community so too do our volunteer action teams. There has been a real interest from our volunteers in sustainability initiatives, so the decision was made to redirect the focus of our Housing team. If you also have a passion for South Invercargill and for sustainability then the group would love to have some more volunteers join the team.
PLASTIC BREAD TAGS ARE COMING TO A END !
Have you noticed that cardboard bread tags are very quickly replacing plastic bread tags here in Aotearoa?
This is great news for the environment, but that does mean that soon Bread Tags for Wheelchairs won’t have any plastic bread tags to recycle.
We ask that all plastic only bread tags are dropped off to South Alive or The Pantry Invercargill by Monday 1 August 2022 so we can ensure we make the recyclers cut off date.
Nga mihi nui ki a koutou for all of your support! We are all volunteers, and together, we have all made such huge differences in peoples lives, as well as keeping bread tags out of landfill.
Finally, we sent out our very first mail out newsletter to all households in the 9812 postcode area. In case you missed it, you can pick a copy up from the office. We would love some feedback as this will be the first of our mail out newsletters which we hope to send out twice a year, so any ideas or suggestions can be sent through to the South Alive office – firstname.lastname@example.org