As a registered New Zealand charity, we pride ourselves in living our mission and working true to our values with complete transparency. If you have a question about what we do or where your dollar goes, please get in touch.

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What will my donation go towards?

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Donated money will be distributed to Vinnies centres throughout New Zealand so localised support services can continue operating and keep up with increasing demands.

Can I get a tax receipt?

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Yes. All donations over $5 will receive a tax receipt. Please email national@svdp.org.nz if you have not received a receipt.

Why do we need extra funding?

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Vinnies centres throughout New Zealand experienced a 90% reduction in funding with the closure of op shops, because of the COVID-19 Pandemic. The pandemic has seen extreme increases in the need for support services to communities around the country. Food security, financial hardship, addictions, housing, and income support & employment are key social areas requiring support. According to the Ministry for Social Development, in the 3 months to September 2020 the number of people receiving a main benefit increased by 23%. For those people on a Job Seeker benefit the increase was even greater at nearly 43%. Vinnies volunteers are doing their best to meet the needs of people in our communities but we need your help.

Can I help in other ways?

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Right now, people like you are critical. We need your support now more than ever. If you are unable to make a cash donation at this time, you can support our mission by:

  • Creating your own fundraising event to raise donations from your family, friends or corporate networks.
  • Volunteering at your local Vinnies.
  • Shopping at your local Vinnies Op Shop.
  • Share the Vinnies National Appeal with your network.