67 days ago

Manukau East Shopping Shuttle

Lindsay Upton from Manukau East Council of Social Services (MECOSS)

MECOSS first began the Manukau East Shopping Shuttle in 2007, after identifying a need to help people who depended on family and friends or had to pay to get their shopping done.

“Many of these people were confined to their homes with few and limited choices for socialising,” says initiator Vasu Moses. “That was when I felt that if I could move and shake a few people something could be done to organise a weekly shopping trip for our seniors.

The Salvation Army jumped on board to offer free use of their van, Age Concern organised the passengers, and Botany Town Centre offered free hot drinks and a good shopping venue for people with limited mobility, and the service was born. From there the shuttle went from from strength to strength.

In 2021, MECOSS has its own van, a shopping-shuttle-coordinator and a hard working team of 25 volunteer drivers and companion shoppers.

The Manukau East Shopping Shuttle continues to be a wonderful community service helping those that otherwise might struggle to make it to a shopping centre on a regular basis while having a bit of fun in the process.
Anyone who wants to be part of the Manukau East Shopping Shuttle can contact Maureen on 0800 632 677.

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plastic pots wanted

Winnie from Dannemora

Hi ,

Does anyone have a reasonably amount of small garden plastic pots that you don’t need, I’m happy to take them from you. Doing lots of plants propagation with my children in the lockdowns and school holidays.