At NIWA (National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research) they say that “every year, the spirit of Christmas enters the hallowed halls of science.”

That’s why every Christmas, a team of workers voluntarily goes around the campus and the organisation’s offices with collection envelopes looking for contributions from the people who work there.

“Each year we choose Compassion Soup Kitchen as the main recipient because it has a long history of manaakitanga, of helping people in Wellington and beyond, guided by the spirit of Mother Suzanne Aubert and her legacy of compassion.”

Since 2015, NIWA’s consistent support, including some of their staff who have volunteered with us, has been important to the Compassion Soup Kitchen.