We're delivering our petition to Parliament on Wednesday 3rd May, calling for the government to create an effective national strategy to end homelessness, and make it a priority by making it a Ministerial portfolio.
To do that we’re going to create life-size human model figures representing the Ministers in other OECD countries responsible for homelessness, and one for the missing New Zealand government Minister.
Creating life-size human model figures, designing and organising giant printed signs, and hiring a photographer for the event, all these things cost money. Will you help us?
Everyone deserves a warm, dry, safe home. However homelessness is reaching a new crisis point this winter with record numbers of families with nowhere to live, seeking help and sending their kids to school just because they are warmer there than at home.
The Government has no comprehensive long term strategy - it’s not good enough, and the time to change it is now. We need the government to know they need to put a real plan together to end homelessness in New Zealand. Will you please chip in to help us cover the costs of the petition delivery event?
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