Champion: NUS Alumni Auckland Chapter
Homelessness in Auckland city has become a big problem over the last 10 years. The causes for this include: the city is growing rapidly, income-gap is increasing, and there is a lack of housing options available to the underprivileged. Come winter time, the plight of the homeless is exacerbated by the cold weather and damp conditions. For NUS Day of Service this year, the Chapter focused their efforts on alleviating the suffering of the homeless, by raising funds to buy blankets for the Auckland City Mission. A total of 43 brand new blankets were bought and delivered to the mission, for distribution to the homeless and needy.