Grace Van Der Brink
Grace is one of the most dedicated people we’ve met doing the ASB Good As Gold Santa Edition. As a Te Marama Hou Ministries Trust director, her service to Waiuku is immense.
She’s involved in everything. From helping provide for local children, families and schools, to upskilling adults and supporting community projects, Grace constantly goes above and beyond to serve, finding energy and satisfaction in the success of others.
One highlight is the community garden, a resource for families to learn the value of being able to grow their own food. On Wednesdays at lunchtime, Grace appears with her wheel barrow, gloves, spades, and plants - followed closely by a keen group of gardeners, all sizes and ages as part of a “Green Fingers” group she has helped create.
She provides before and after school care for children with parents at work, helps coordinate the local KIDS CAN support for the school, organises fundraising and even leads the walking school bus. When there is a need, Grace is first to put up her hand with a smile.
Grace is there for everyone and we wanted to be there for Grace this Christmas so we’ve given her a $3000 travel voucher, deposited $5000 into her ASB Account and provided $1000 for donation to a community charity. We hope she can take some fun time out with her family over the holidays and have the Christmas she deserves.