The journey to a brighter a future is not an easy path, the first step for these women is to want to make a change. The realisation that change is necessary is a courageous step and one Kerry admires, “it takes a lot of courage to come to us. It is so encouraging to hear back from the women many years later and listen to what they are doing now. We had a graduate of the programme contact us recently whose life was so different, she is now a youth worker, married and has started her own family, and that is not an isolated case.” The auction dinner is an opportunity to showcase these stories of success, a way to connect with A Girl Called Hope supporters and to introduce what they do, to people that don’t know a lot about them.
In the start-up years back in 2007, Kerry mentioned that a lot of their time was spent on learning and establishing systems and strategies as a non-profit organisation. Now, ten years’ later, A Girl Called Hope is a fully established charity where the foundations have been laid. The focus remains on the residential programme while also looking at being more involved in the community, “to do some life and personal development courses with youth groups, schools and other community groups”.
The Auction Dinner is a chance to play your part in A Girl Called Hope’s mission and Velocity Recruitment is looking forward to attending on the 22nd of September, where we’ll be able to learn more in helping them reach their community driven goals and extend gratitude towards the work that they do. As Kerry explains this night is about, “connecting with people, sharing our vision and inspiring others.” After getting to know Kerry and the team at A Girl Called Hope, Velocity can see the big changes they are making, but also the extent to which the organisation wants to push forward and continue to see hope for women in the future. As Kerry concludes, “there is no point in having a great charity if there is no change happening”.
Details of the Auction Dinner:
Friday 22 September | 7:00pm Canapes served on arrival
Hilton Hotel, Quay Street, Auckland
Tickets $120 each or $1,000 for table of 10
Cash bar available
Purchase Tickets here