FREE KIDS HOODIE drop-off AUGust 2020
This was never about the free hoodies for me, this movement has been in the works for a long time, and to see it come to life with Nayzel taking over and being able to see his drive and passion on a daily basis is really inspiring to me. We have been friends for well over 10 years, and I wanted to help him out with this cause as I believe in everything he is trying to achieve for not only our younger generation but South Auckland.
I offered to help out with deliveries to give support and didn’t think too much about it. On the day of our first drop, I was feeling excited but a little nervous, we had boxes of hoodies with no real plan on how to go about it, just enter an address and head on that way. We delivered to 10 locations in 2 and a half hours. Coming away from that I was speechless and absolutely blown away to see the impact one single hoodie had on these children and how inspiring our younger generation is.
They have aspirations and huge goals, that for us as adults we may question or think that they are not achievable. But these kids had no fear and total confidence in telling us what they want to be when they are older. Whether it was a teacher, a mermaid, a ninja, a doctor or even just to be rich, they believe in themselves, and I believe that with this movement we can make their dreams and so many others come alive.
Written by Ayla Jay