Our charity benefiting from the generosity of LynnMall customers by donating to have their gifts wrapped this Christmas is Heart Kids. Read on to find out more about Heart Kids and how they will use the donations:
Heart Kids NZ
A little bit about them: Heart Kids have been in the community supporting children born with heart conditions, and their families, for almost 40 years. We provide a vital support network through our hospital based Family Support team as well as around the country. There’s not many places in NZ that we don’t have a presence and we are working hard to fill those few gaps. By providing one to one direct support, running in-person Murmurs Coffee Groups and family events, as well as virtual workshops and presentations – our heart families are able to face the challenges associated with having a ‘heart child’ knowing they are supported and not walking this journey alone. Every year over 600 little babies are born with some type of heart defect and they will require treatments and surgeries throughout their lives. As there is no cure or prevention – there will always be a need for Heart Kids NZ in the community.
Plans for the donations raised: There are over 1,000 heart families in Auckland and the money raised will be used to support these families both at home and also during hospital admissions.
Heart kids are born brave hearts, they go through so much at such a young age and still manage to smile and laugh and give cuddles. They are inspiring and beat the odds every day.