Our Holiday Helpers are here to help by wrapping your gifts for a gold coin donation.

The Plaza staff and volunteers from our chosen community group, The Papaioea Rose City Lions, will be located at our gift wrapping booths from Saturday 10 December, all the way through to Christmas Eve, and for a small donation they will be delighted to wrap your gifts for you.

Where does your donation go?

Many in our community will benefit from the generosity of The Plaza customers donating to have their gifts wrapped this Christmas. This is all made possible because of the Papaioea Rose City Lions who volunteer on our gift wrapping booths and share out all the proceeds to different groups in our community each year. Read on to find out more about Papaioea Rose City Lions and how they intend to use your donations.

You can find our gift wrapping booths:

Outside Life Pharmacy and The Body Shop

Saturday 10 December – Saturday 24 December

Open 10am – 5pm and 8pm on late nights.


New Zealand Lions

The New Zealand Lions Clubs have been operating for over 60 years. Lions Clubs were initially formed to provide a service to the community. Today their service framework has grown to focus on global and local causes. From a local perspective the Papaioea Rose City Club spends a lot of time catering for local events such as Striders Annual Run & Marathon, Relay for Life (Cancer Society) , a Christmas luncheon for the elderly and many more. They are keen to give back on environmental causes and throughout the year organise clean-ups at local parks and playgrounds. They have also participate in “Take a Kid Fishing” days, cater for official openings of buildings and meetings, and do the Christmas wrapping in The Plaza.

Organisations doing real things with the money donated.

The Trust Committee decides what charities to donate the Christmas wrapping proceeds to at the end of our Lions year (June).  The proceeds raised in previous years (2019 and 2020) were donated to the following charities – Stroke Club (PN), St John Ambulance (PN), N.Z. Neurological Foundation, Riding for the Disabled (Feilding), Te Kura O Wairua, Te Kura o Takaro,  PN Street Van, Diabetes (Manawatu) and Youth Suicide (Manawatu).

The St John Ambulance donation went to their fundraising for a new Ambulance Station in Cuba Street, the Riding for the Disabled put their donation towards ramp extension improvements, the N.Z. Neurological Foundation are going to use their donation towards research into Motor Neurone Disease and the Stroke Club will use their donation for social afternoons, trips to points of interest and exercise afternoons for their members.

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