Kaiapoi Community Support
Community is at the heart of everything we do
Kaiapoi Community Support, or KCS as it’s known, is for anyone living in Kaiapoi, Woodend or Pegasus area. Our staff and volunteers work together to help those in need with food parcels. KCS is also an information and community hub.
KCS is open Monday – Friday 10am-2.00pm at 24 Sewell St Kaiapoi, outside of these hours by appointment only.
These are the services available at KCS:
Volunteer Driver Service
Kaiapoi Community Support runs a Volunteer Driver Service. If you can’t drive and need help to get to appointments locally, or in Christchurch, one of our volunteer drivers can take you in their vehicle.
Please book your trip at least 24 hours in advance by phoning 03 327 8945 between 10.00am – 2.00pm Monday to Friday. Please discuss any specific needs with our receptionist when booking your driver.
Please note, we are unable to transport people with wheelchairs, and some of our volunteer drivers’ vehicles aren’t able to transport people with walking frames.
Once a driver has been booked, we will contact you to confirm the name of your driver and your pick-up time.
Our volunteer drivers are not paid. We ask you to please make a small koha/donation to contribute to your driver’s fuel and running costs. Your donation to the driver is additional to any parking costs.
Suggested koha for your volunteer driver:
$10.00 within Kaiapoi township
$15.00 to Rangiora
$30.00 to The Palms, and Burwood Hospital
$30.00 to St Georges Hospital, Christchurch
$40.00 to Christchurch Public Hospital
An additional $15 donation is suggested for trips starting from Waikuku, Woodend or Rangiora.
Christmas Giving Programme
Thank you for sharing the joy of Christmas….
Thanks to you we give out hundreds of Christmas presents every year to North Canterbury families in need.
Our Christmas Giving partners play a huge role in collecting your wonderful gifts and we find the perfect home for them. Gifts for children, teenagers and something small for mums and dads are always needed.
Budgeting Services North Canterbury
Free budgeting services for individuals, families and whānau in Waimakariri and the Hurunui. The service is available to anyone, whatever your situation. They can also advocate on your behalf with WINZ, Inland Revenue or Creditors. Phone us on 03 327 8945 to book your confidential appointment.