Lifewise Merge Café located in Ponsonby near the Auckland Unitarian Church, sent out a call for financial help in March this year. The Café has taken a huge financial hit due to impact of the four Auckland Covid-19 lockdown periods, and was in danger of closing.
The Café plays a crucial role in supporting Auckland’s homeless by offering a warm, safe and supportive space where people from all walks of life can come together to share a meal and engage in conversation. It works on the principle of “paying it forward”. The Café is an integral part of our church’s neighborhood and we wanted to help by making a donation so that they could continue this essential work.