The New Zealand Basketball Academy's focus is not only basketball development and skill enhancement but also on the overall wellbeing of our youth in the Academy programme.
We reached out to Vicki Beachen and her team at Youthline Wellington and thought this would be a great organisation to lend our support to particularly after winning the 2017 Wellington Airport Community award in Education & Child/Youth Development category.
In November 2017 we successfully ran a charity event asking parents to donate unwanted sports shoes in good reusable condition. The shoes were placed on display at ASB Sports Centre in Kilbirnie, Wellington and anyone keen to make a 'purchase' were asked to pledge a donation to the cause.
As a result of the kind donations, we received just under $200.00 that will be donated to Youthline Wellington and all shoes remaining will be donated to Salvation Army, for the homeless.
Thank you to everyone who donated shoes and monetary donations. We look forward to running the event again at our January 2019 camp.
For further information about Youthline please visit the link to their website here: https://wellington.youthline.co.nz/
If you would like to donate pre-loved sports shoes to our January event please do not hesitate to contact Soozie on (021) 1297090 or email firstname.lastname@example.org