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150 Clothing Packs and 5000 Lunches Gifted to Needy Kids

Published: Mon 26 Sep 2016 02:03 PM
Over 150 Clothing Packs and 5000 Lunches Gifted to Needy Kids
A Year On, AMP Scholarships People’s Choice Winner Paige Kirk has Gifted over 150 Clothing Packs, 300 Requests and 5000 Lunches to Children in Need
Voting for AMP People’s Choice Scholarship 2016 Closing Soon
A year on from winning an AMP People’s Choice Scholarship, Happy 2 Help founder Paige Kirk has gifted over 150 clothing packs, serviced over 300 one off requests and has provided over 5000 lunches to children in need in her home town of Gore.
Kirk’s not-for-profit organisation, Happy 2 Help, is run entirely by volunteers and the group collect clothing and donations which are then provided to local agencies, schools and organisations to help children in need.
“Happy 2 Help has continued to grow within my district and I am about to start mentoring some people to begin similar initiatives within their own districts. We have achieved a lot over the last year and we are still growing,” says Kirk.
“Through gaining the $10,000 AMP People’s Choice Scholarship and my work in the community, I won the International Soroptimist Gore Women of the Year, which has opened doors and opportunities for me to be in the public speaking realm promoting what we do as well as encouraging and empowering other women to create an impact within their own lives.”
Kirk is studying toward a tertiary qualification in counselling with hopes of further serving her community.
Thousands of determined New Zealanders have already applied for this year’s AMP Scholarships and each applicant is now one step closer to achieving their dream.
Now, applicants have the opportunity to gain further support by sharing their dream with friends, family and colleagues in competing for the AMP People’s Choice Scholarship.
Voting for the AMP People’s Choice Scholarship closes at 11:59 PM on 2 October and the successful recipient will receive up to $10,000 thanks to AMP.
To learn more about AMP Scholarships and to vote for the 2016 AMP People’s Choice Scholarship visit: www.ampscholarships.co.nz
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