The Living Waters Leadership Team is passionate about the community we serve. A few examples of community engagement are presented below.
Members of our Primary Health Organization (PHO) the National Hauora Coalition (NHC) helping out at the serving stations.
All the food was cooked and served by the Living Waters Team with support from the NHC Team from Auckland and Hamilton.
Living Waters participated in the Christmas Shoe Box Appeal organized by the team from the Hakeke Street Community Centre & Library in 2022 with a donation of $ 1000 towards 20 shoe boxes in 2022.
In 2023, members from the Living Waters Team contributed gifts for different age groups to go into shoe boxes to bless families struggling through the Christmas period.
“Our garden is a wonderful space for our tamariki to learn and grow. It’s a natural, ever-changing environment with lots of loose parts and moveable resources, heaps of grass and two slides! But in summer we couldn’t use the whole garden because we seriously lacked shade, and play happened most in two small areas outside. However, Living Waters Medical have supported Totara Puku Kindergarten to achieve a major aspect of our playground development plan.
The shade sail provided by Living Waters Medical means that all our tamariki can enjoy all our garden all of the time. Our kindergarten provides care and education for babies through to five-year-olds, who all play together. The shade is essential to ensure our outdoor environment is safe and accessible for all our little learners. It means our babies who aren’t fans of hats have safe spaces to play, and our young children can run, climb, and ride freely, uninhibitied by umbrellas.
It also means that we can better support our school community’s sun-safe pledge and its further peace of mind for our families. Safe and free play is what early education is all about, and we are so grateful to have Living Waters Medical support to provide this for our community.”
Assistant Head Teacher
Totara Puku Kindergarten
Whanganui East School Campus
Living Waters teamed up with the organizers and volunteers of the Operation Blue Santa 2021 to bless whanau impacted by family harm or those who have been struggling with severe hardship and poverty. The organizers and volunteers packed and delivered over 100 baskets with food and treats worth over $100 each to families in need in our city.
Living Waters donated $ 2000 towards this cause.
On Saturday the 14thof November 2020, we were given the opportunity to fundraise to help the girls knock some money off their fees. Each member of our 15 squad have to pay $780 each. When our team was offered this opportunity there was no way we could miss this chance to help our team. A big thankyou to Living Waters Medical, because of their generosity our team made $3000. We appreciate you so much and hope to make you proud.
On the night, we had an awesome team of 4 mums, 6 girls and 1 boy (who was fundraising for himself to play touch). The night was full of fun and laughter, the kids all learnt about catering and front of house. They all enjoyed making conversation with people they would never talk to on a normal day. Towards the end of the night the girls got up on stage and taught everybody a tik tok dance. During our cleanup they were asked for more little lessons.
Living Waters Medical, thank you so much for the opportunity not only to fundraise, but for the kids to try something new and for opening their minds to all the different opportunities that may come their way.
Whanganui U16 Touch Rugby
Team members and their parents planting saplings to fund raise for their sports activities.
The team members played musical instruments to entertain the residents at the Living Waters Rest Home. Team members and their parents helped serve afternoon tea to the residents while other read books to the residents at afternoon tea time.
Members of the The Whanganui Panthers, Raptors and the Under 17s Roller Hockey teams receiving a donation from Living Waters.