Less fortunate Whangarei residents have been granted a brighter Christmas in the form of their own fresh Christmas trees and shiny decorations, thanks to the Northland franchise of Jennian Homes.
The franchise, based in Central Whangarei, delivered ten Christmas trees to ten needy family groups, after they were identified by the Whangarei branch of the Salvation Army.
Jody Yakas, General Manager of Jennian Homes Northland, says she and her team felt honoured to be able to spread some Christmas cheer to those who need it most. “Jennian Homes is dedicated to building communities, and as a team we really liked the idea of helping deserving families to feel a little bit brighter, at a time that can be an incredible struggle for many.
“Some of the team even got a bit emotional seeing the children waiting at the doors to collect their trees.”
Jenny of the Salvation Army Whangarei says: “Although Christmas is known as a joyful time, it can be a very tough period for many families. It is the generous donations of people and businesses, like Jennian Homes, that help alleviate some of the pain and stress at this time of year. We are very grateful to the Jennian Homes Northland team, as I’m sure are the families who received the lovely Christmas trees.”
Yakas says the experience was so worthwhile they will be looking at donating further Christmas trees next year.
Jennian Homes Northland also supports the SPCA, the Heart Foundation, and Whangarei Junior League.