ABOUT COMMUNITY IMPACT
We have 4 Community Impact Days a year. These days are devoted to helping our communities in any way possible. From North Shore, Mt Wellington, Westgate and Botany to Queenstown, Invercargill, Balclutha, and even Canada we mobilise around 700 volunteers to go out and practically help those in our communities. We believe that family does not just consist of church members but extends to those who live around us. You can check out our upcoming Community Impact Days here.
In 2019 our community project grew to include ‘The Pantry’. The Pantry is an in-house initiative to provide food and groceries to families who are struggling.
2020 also brought forth our ‘Here to Help’ campaign where we helped with groceries and food during the lockdown period. We aimed to help our community on a case by case basis during a time of uncertainty. Here to Help is still running, and we are excited about how we can continue to help our community out of lockdown.
All our initiatives look to practically help our communities. If you want to refer someone or even if you need some help yourself, please fill out our referral form.
I just wanted to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the help you have given me and my family during lockdown. Two weeks ago, I received groceries and blankets from your church. I was so blessed by the help we received during this difficult time. I was sick for almost a month and my husband was working in Kaikoura, and my oldest son (age 9) was looking after me. My family and friends didn’t help me because they thought that I had coronavirus (COVID19), but I tested negative twice. During that time, we had little food, but we had faith in God to look after us. When I was in bed one day the only thing I could think of is: “I am going to die, but if I die who will look after my kids”. I opened my bible and read Psalm 27:3-4, and it gave me strength. Soon after a lady called me from City Impact Church and wanted to help us. Thank God he answered my prayers. Thank you City Impact Church for being there for me when I needed help. May God bless you for all you have done for us and other people that need help.
A family from Panama Road School
On behalf of the beautiful children I work with and their whanau/caregivers/parents, I would like to say a BIG thank you to the members of City Impact Church. I am very grateful for the mahi you all do and thank you all for bringing so much joy in their lives, at a time when we all know can be very stressful for our most vulnerable whanau.
A social worker from Oranga Tamariki
ATWC -Family Start, Tamaki Regeneration, Auckland Council, Te Puna, Hauora, Glen Innes Family Centre, Panama School, Kainga Ora, QSO Foundation, IOSIS, Pillars, Fresh Minds ProCare, Turuki Healthcare, Oranga Tamariki, Woman’s Centre, Police, Auckland District Health board, WDHB, Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, The Fono, Multiple Sclerosis, Northcross Intermediate, CCS Disability.
HEAR FROM OUR COMMUNITY DIRECTOR
Known by many families as "Aunty Mary-Kath", she has been working in the community since 2008. In a normal week you will see Mary-Kath representing City Impact Church out on the road, meeting with families across Auckland, attending community meetings to stay in the know with local issues, co-ordinating food, clothing, furniture deliveries and preparing for Community Impact Days.