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The People’s Project Warehouse Hosts Hamilton Business Association

17 August 2016

On Tuesday night, the People’s Project team was joined by around 45 guests from the Hamilton Business Association as we hosted their “Business After 5” event at our Warehouse.

Many of the guests were surprised to find that they were not entering a cold, grey concrete warehouse, but a bright, warm and inviting space where we display and store the furniture and household items kindly donated to help people moving into a new house, make it their home. Not surprisingly, most homeless people don’t have a lot of household possessions, so our Warehouse gives them a hand-up (not a hand-out) to equip their homes without getting into debt.

And with our ambitious aim to fill the Warehouse shelves, this was also a great way to secure more support, with many individuals and companies pledging donations on the night.

It was a lively and engaging night, with the Mayor Julie Hardaker and two of her Councillors in attendance. We were also lucky to enjoy the voluntary catering  services of the fantastic students from NZMA who prepared and served the drinks and nibbles.

Unite against COVID-19: We are now under the COVID-19 Protection Framework (traffic light system).

People experiencing homelessness can still phone us in HAMILTON on 0800 437 348 or TAURANGA on 0800 198 010 for advice and support. Gentle reminder that masks are mandatory and social distancing, sanitising, COVID tracer app or recorded visit are required for office visits.