UPDATE: Our Christmas Mission Express made The Project on their 'Cough up for a Good Cause' segment! :)

APX Travel management and Super Shuttle have again joined forces this year to support the City Missions in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

We had our first run to the Auckland City Mission on 5 December and talked to CEO, Chris Farrelly, on how our donations supports families around New Zealand at what can be a difficult time of year - check out what he had to say in the video above. 

APX travel management and SuperShuttle have a second run to the missions on 13 December thanks to the generous donations they’ll be collecting from the offices of their many corporate customers and partners. If you would like to be part of this, drop any of your donations off at a APX Travel Management in Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch and your donations will find their way to the City Missions and some very deserving families.


Drop off points:

APX Travel Management Auckland

Level 3, Chorus House  |  66 Wyndham Street  |  Auckland 1010


APX Travel Management Wellington

Level 30  |  Plimmer Towers  |  2-6 Gilmer Terrace  |  Wellington 6140


APX Travel Management Christchurch

Level 1  |  324 Manchester Street  |  Christchurch 8013


Or direct to City Missions:

Auckland - 23 Union Street, Auckland City

Wellington - 19 Gordon Pl, Newtown, Wellington

Christchurch - 276 Hereford St, Christchurch Central, Christchurch


Find below from the Missions some suggestions around gifts & donations:

Donations of new, unwrapped gifts for all ages and genders are hugely appreciated. In general, we suggest a budget of $10-$20 to spend on a gift for someone in need this Christmas. While gift donations should be left unwrapped, the Mission is always grateful for donations of tape and wrapping paper! If you would like to personalise their gift donation, then a card or gift tag taped or tied to their donation is a wonderful way to do this.

In case anyone is stuck for gift ideas, here are a few that have really made Christmas special for Mission families in previous years. (Age groups highlighted blue are ones we often struggle to collect enough gifts for):



Gift Idea


  • Rattle
  • Teething ring
  • Cardboard book
  • Bath toy

2-4 y/o

  • Bath toy
  • Wooden puzzle/interactive toy
  • Soft toy

5-7 y/o

  • Puzzles
  • Dolls/Action figures
  • Fancy dress
  • Truck/Tea set

8-10 y/o


  • Craft set
  • Children’s science kit
  • Board Game

11-13 y/o


  • Pencil case filled with pens and other stationary items
  • Book
  • Jewellery/Sunglasses/Cap

14-17 y/o

  • Soccer/rugby/net ball
  • Jewellery/Toiletries
  • Wallet
  • Gift Voucher eg) ‘Prezzy Card’, Westfield or Warehouse voucher
  • Caps

Adult parents/caregivers

  • Family game (eg: Jenga, Monopoly, etc)
  • Toiletries
  • Reusable water bottle/thermos
  • Chocolates
  • Gift Voucher eg) ‘Prezzy Card’, Westfield or Warehouse voucher

Elderly men and women

  • Toiletries
  • Slippers
  • Tinned biscuits
  • Scarf/Boxed handkerchiefs
  • Gift Voucher eg) ‘Prezzy Card’, Westfield or Warehouse voucher


Food Donation Ideas

Below is a list of non-perishable items that go into Mission food parcels at Christmas time. If not enough of these are donated, then we have to buy them ourselves, meaning anything on this list is particularly helpful. Over Christmas, we like to give out a few extras – so donations of treats like Christmas mince pies, biscuits, chocolate, lollies and nuts are greatly appreciated.

Non-Perishable Food Parcel Contents

• Fruit mince pies/chocolates/biscuits

• Lollies

• Baked beans/Spaghetti

• Toilet rolls

• Tinned tomatoes

• Soap/Shampoo

• Tinned veggies

• Nuts/Scroggin

• Tinned soup

• Flour

• Tinned fruit

• Sugar

• Tinned meat

• Tea bags

• Tinned fish

• Rice 

• Sauces or creamed rice

• Pasta packet

• Spreads (eg: jam, peanut butter, honey)

• Cereal