He’s now a top sales consultant for Harcourts Henderson, but when Sebastian Pinto first emigrated from India 11 years ago he had very little.
Sebastian and his wife modestly went about setting up a home for themselves and visited a Salvation Army store to buy furniture.
They were struck by the kindness of a volunteer who offered to deliver their purchases, including a cupboard, to their home. When the volunteer discovered Sebastian and his wife were expecting their first child, he also brought them toys for their baby.
“I have held this memory very close to my heart. After all these years that cupboard still takes pride of place in my home,” Sebastian says.
Sebastian is one of many New Zealanders touched by the work of the Salvation Army, and it was with great pride Harcourts Henderson was able to present a cheque for $10,000 to the organisation on behalf …