Each year we put on a free Community Christmas Party which mainly targets people in the west side of the city. In 2016 this attracted nearly 2000 people. There are many different activities, and free food and refreshments are provided.
Each year we hold a free movie night in the auditorium of CCC on Pascal in the mid-year holidays. We show a family movie and provide free food. There have been over 400 people attend this event. The community on the west side of the city is targeted, but families come from all over Palmerston North.
Kids' Holiday Programme
During the school holidays we put on a holiday programme for primary aged children, a fun programme with games, activities and food. Volunteers and parents run the programme with the support of high school aged young people. We include a fun skate/wheels day where the children are able to bring their scooters and roller blades to use on our ramps.
Crewe Community Garden
A community initiative where neighbours are collectively involved in sustainable living through growing vegetables which provide healthy food, encouraging social connections and reducing pressure on family food budgets. Serving over 50 families with individual plots and community plots for everyone to share.
A weekly programme during term time, giving young children and parents a place to enjoy music and dance in a safe, friendly environment. Special events are run throughout the year to celebrate Mother's / Father's Day, Easter and Christmas.
Break Away Retreat Camp for Solo Mums and Kids, and for Solo Dads and Kids
In conjunction with Highland Home Christian Camp we run retreats for solo parents with multiple children. This is run onsite at Highland Home and includes a number of team building and family friendly games and activities. There is parenting advice offered and is a great opportunity to connect with other families in similar situations.
Working with disadvantaged youth, teaching life skills, mentoring young people and supporting them in their education and in life.
At present we're working with the Whanau Centre in providing food and drink (Wai and Kai) and provide sunblock during their rugby League sessions for eight weeks in the first term. Other years we have worked with Te Patikitiki Library, and offered other community activities like sports days, and music and dance modules.