Christmas made easier for South Auckland families with AH+ donations

The staff of Alliance Health Plus (AH+) PHO have made a large donation of items to ease the burden for South Auckland families this Christmas.

For the past three weeks, donations have been flowing in from AH+ staff, with all proceeds going to Family Start Manukau. The trust provides a home visiting programme that focuses on improving children's growth and health, learning and relationships, family circumstances, environment and safety. It helps families/whanau who are struggling with challenges that make it harder to care for their baby or young child. With Christmas being the toughest time of year for most families, the AH+ team sought to ease the burden.

“We believe that they [Family Start] are doing an awesome job out in our communities. Our values as a PHO mesh well with Family Start, so we decided this year we would donate instead of running an in-office secret Santa” says AH+ CEO Wayne Williams.</