Altrusa is an international non-profit organization making our local communities better through leadership, partnership, and service.
Our club offers an opportunity to make a real difference in Ohariu, an area of Wellington that covers Wadestown, Crofton Downs, Ngaio, Khandallah, Johnsonville, Newlands, Paparangi, Woodridge, Churton Park, Grenada North and Tawa. We undertake a variety of service, literacy, fundraising and international projects each year.
We are seeking new volunteers to join our organization and make a difference. Our members are from varying occupations and lifestyles, all sharing an interest in community service and enjoying the friendship, fun and satisfaction that comes from working together for the benefit of others.
Altrusa Ohariu undertake a variety of hands-on service and fundraising initiatives to support our local, national, and international community. Decisions about the organisations that we support are made collaboratively at our monthly meeting. We welcome new ideas and aim to provide flexibility so that members can give their time in a way that works for them.
Collected ~300 items for Johnsonville Community Centre Foodbank, Participated in a sewing bee for Days for Girls New Zealand, Wrote 40+ Christmas cards for 18 local Rest Home Residents, Volunteered at the AREPA Gamers Club Festival, Made Love Letters to decorate children's hospital rooms, Prepared Boomerang Bags Wellington fabric for Brownie Camp, Made 80 bags of Easter chocolates for volunteers with Kiwi Community Assistance (KCA).
Ran a Quiz Night at The Borough raising ~$1200, Ran a Sausage Sizzle at Mitre 10 MEGA Porirua raising ~$300, Donated $1500 to 15 local charities via our Charter Kickstarter fundraiser campaign, Collected over $500 at Crofton Downs Countdown for the New Zealand Heart Foundation Annual Appeal, Collected over $300 at Johnsonville Mall for the Dementia Wellington Street Appeal, Raised ~$1100 for Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Aotearoa (PADA) via a movie night fundraiser.
Altrusa Ohariu purchased sets of instructional readers for Linden Primary School, sets of novels for the Arohata Prison Library Book Club, and sets of fiction books that represent women in technology for local primary and intermediate school libraries, providing a total of almost 250 brand-new books to our local community. 📖
This project provided sets of literacy resources that empower women and children to develop new skills, extend their knowledge, and understand the opportunities that are created through education. 🙌
Altrusa Ohariu fundraised and provided Christmas grocery hampers to 22 Grandparents Raising Grandchildren families in Wellington. We held a Sausage Sizzle and a Quiz Night to raise the funds required. We also partnered with Shoebox Christmas to give presents to 53 children in these families. The families were very appreciative of the hampers and presents. Read more about this project using the Facebook link below.
Contact our Club President to arrange a no-obligation visit.
2nd Thursday of the month; 7.30pm - 9.30pm; Johnsonville