Big Hearts
at Christmas

Big Hearts is Back!

For many in our community the Christmas season adds stress to families already facing pressure to put food on the table. Through Big Hearts we meet an ever-increasing need for many families, and bring a reminder that there is a God that loves and cares for every person and will meet them where they are at.

We partner with Christmas Box to provide a box of food essentials and Christmas treats for a family in need. This year, we are blessing over 2,500 families in New Zealand through our relationship with Red Cross, Women’s Refuge, low decile schools, and many others in our community.

“For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink” — Matthew 25:35

How can I get involved?

Every $40 donated gives a Christmas box to a family struggling during the Christmas season! Our friends at Christmas Box work with their sponsors to increase the value of your donation and fill every box with around $70 of food retail value. Every dollar counts!

Donate now

You can also volunteer to pack or deliver Christmas boxes to the homes of families in need, at every Arise campus location:

Packing day: Saturday, 2nd December, 2023
Delivery day: Saturday, 9th December, 2023

Sign up to be a part of your campus’ packing or delivery team on the Serve website here.