Date: October 2022
Helping Hand: Mitre 10 MEGA Queenstown
Project: Greenhouse and garden bed produce for Happiness House Community Centre
Queenstown’s Happiness House Community Support Centre is on a mission to assist those in need by encouraging healthy and empowering life choices. They are a registered charity that provides access to support, agency referrals, activity and craft groups, affordable pre-loved clothing and homewares, as well as being a welcoming and safe place to enjoy company and a cuppa.
Happiness House is also known for their Friday Produce Day, when they support people in hardship with produce that has been kindly donated by them, individuals and local businesses.
When Happiness House put out a call for assistance to develop a more productive garden to enable them to grow more food and green leafy vegetables, Mitre 10 MEGA Queenstown stepped up to lend a helping hand, and built the centre a greenhouse and planted up their outdoor vegetable beds ready for the season ahead.
In the coming months, those that call on Happiness House on Fridays will be able to enjoy free produce that is not only donated, but also grown onsite.