A member of New Zealand’s Women’s Refuge Organisation, Shakti offers various means of support, encouragement and hope to immigrant and refugee women. Let’s bless these brave ladies from Papanui Baptist this Christmas. You can contribute by bringing pre-loved (but in very good condition) handbags and/or small gifts with which to fill the bags. Examples of small gifts – sanitary items, soap, chocolate bars, packets of tissues, wet wipes, lipstick, nail polish, any non-perishable stocking filler type gifts for ladies. The handbags will be distributed by the Shakti admin people just prior to Christmas. Please place any contributions in the box at the reception desk at church. For further details contact Pauline Hocking, phone 0225177353, email paulinehoc@gmail.com.