Challenge 2000 – an essential service

WelCom May 2020: Damian Dempsey, Director Deemed an essential service by the Government, Challenge 2000 has been able to carry on its mission of serving young people and their families…

WelCom May 2020:

Damian Dempsey, Director

Challenge 2000 – an essential service Archdiocese of Wellington
Kerry, Anne and Meli with donated goods distributed for families.
Photo: Supplied

Deemed an essential service by the Government, Challenge 2000 has been able to carry on its mission of serving young people and their families throughout the Covid-19 lockdown. Not quite business as usual – staff meetings take place on-line these days – however, we are pleased to have been able to continue to serve.

Among other things, our wonderfully committed staff have been delivering food parcels, providing counselling, mentoring young offenders on bail, shopping for the elderly, helping students get set-up for online learning, and producing videos that help young people to reflect and remain active.

We have been supported in this work by an array of extremely thoughtful and generous people. To them, we say a very big ‘thank you!’ He mihi nui ki a koutou, e hoa mā!

We look forward to continuing to support the community around us as we journey together in these uncertain and challenging times.