We’re collaborating with the schools of our Oneroa Kahui Ako to support two charities in our local community prior to Christmas. We are holding a food drive between November 16 to 27th with donations going to the Salvation Army. We’re calling for non perishable and canned goods (with a Christmas theme if possible) and we ask that students bring items to school where a collection point will be set up in the Administration Block foyer.
On November 18, we are holding a mufti day for Foster Hope. Please bring a gold coin donation.
Fun fact about Mufti day (thanks Wikipedia)
Back in the early 19th century the British Army officers that lived in India took to dressing in the Eastern style dressing gowns when they were off-duty. The traditional garb included a dressing gown, a tassled cap and slippers as worn by Islamic scholars, known as Mufti. The word is therefore an Arabic term. Mufti was used to refer to the off-duty officers who were not in uniform. It has eventually become the official name for clothing worn on non-uniform days.