by NZ CATHOLIC staff
The Easter bunny delivered warm winter pyjamas donated by parishioners from Sacred Heart parish, Ponsonby, to families in need this Easter.

From left, Lesina Vete from Sacred Heart parish and, from  Catholic Social Services, director John Metherell and receptionist Judy Olsen, with an armload of donated pyjamas.
From left, Lesina Vete from Sacred Heart parish and, from Catholic Social Services, director John Metherell and
receptionist Judy Olsen, with an armload of donated pyjamas.

Sixty-two pairs of pyjamas were given to staff at Catholic Social Services in Lincoln St,
Ponsonby, by the parish at the beginning of April.
This is the second year that members and friends of the parish have donated pyjamas.
The parish has had a tradition of giving Easter eggs, but decided lastyear that pyjamas would
be a more helpful gift for many families.
Shortly after the delivery, Catholic Social Services (CSS) received a photo showing a family
of five lined up in their pyjamas, the first time all had been in new pyjamas at the same time.
CSS director John Metherell said the organisation appreciated the donation from its
next-door neighbour.
The PJs had been washed by the Sacred Heart Youth Group so that they were ready to wear the minute they were received.

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