At Downtown Community Ministry (DCM) we work hard to ensure our service users gain a greater sense of well-being, independence and social interaction.
I urge you to consider making a donation to DCM today. We realise that we are asking for assistance at the same time as our hearts and thoughts are going out to the people of Christchurch, and that many of you will have made a financial commitment to this worthy cause. We are helping too; we’re experiencing an increase of people needing our services, people who have recently arrived in Wellington and have no place else to go. But, we need your help to continue to do this.
In November 2010, we wrote to you with the story of “John” (not his real name). John has a long history of alcoholism, burning almost every bridge available to him, but DCM continued to work with him and support him into housing. At the time of that letter, John had been living successfully in his own home for two months. Now, he has been there for five months. Our staff still visit him often and continue to support him.
But, we do much more than this at DCM. We work hard to find new and innovative ways to engage our service users and support them to reach their goals. A great example is our Ukelele Group. Lead by one of our staff members, the group meets every Thursday to make music together – another activity like Street Football that gives people a change to have positive activities to engage in.
There are several ways that you can contribute to and support DCM. Remember that for every $1 you donate, you can claim 33.33¢ as a tax deduction.
• You could make a donation using the form provided.
• You could nominate Downtown Community Ministry in the box “Name of taxpayer receiving your refund” in section 34 of your IR3 form. (Our IRD number is: 42 072 605).
• Or, you could support DCM on a regular basis by setting up an automatic payment.
Please contact us if you would like to do this, and we’ll arrange sending you a form. Thank you for your support, and for taking the time to consider this request.