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Keeping families warm

Winter Warmer package. PHOTO/SUPPLIED

Wairarapa families have been gifted care packages to take the bite out of winter.

The Winter Warmer packages were put together by Red Cross volunteers, staff, and AMI staff in Masterton.

AMI had provided the funding for the 100 packs, of which 57 were given to families Whaiora supports and mentors.

The packs were delivered to families around Wairarapa last week.

Ellie van Baaren from Red Cross said the Winter Warmer packs helped “keep the bite out of winter for families who need it”.

She said there were a range of things in the packs, including warm clothing, draft stoppers, and food items.

“It’s part of what we do to help the people who need it most around the country.”

Carolyn Brooks a social worker with Whaiora’s Family Start programme said the recipients of the care packages were grateful and overwhelmed.

“One parent said it made her and her children feel really cared about.

“Another said it felt like Christmas time.

“They were just so happy.”

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