1556 Christmas boxes delivered to families

Together we’ve made Christmas special for more young New Zealanders than ever before

Thank you for supporting United Way NZ and our Christmas Shoebox Project.

The goodwill and generosity of individuals and organisations has resulted in the Shoebox Project 2020 helping more young New Zealanders and their families than ever before. This year, 1556 boxes of gifts where delivered to families in hardship so they had presents to open on Christmas morning. That’s an increase of over 50% on last year.

It’s been an unprecedented year for those working to support our communities. Research conducted by United Way New Zealand earlier this year showed 98% of our not-for-profit and charity partners were affected by the social and economic effects of Covid-19. Most expect the effects to continue for some time yet.

Thank you for joining with the United Way New Zealand whanau across the country to make a significant difference to the lives of so many young New Zealanders and their families.

 

United Way NZ Christmas Shoebox Project 2020 Snapshot

1556 New Zealanders had something to open this Christmas

40 organisations, groups and individuals donated time and funding

32 community organisations received Shoeboxes to distribute to families/whanau

50% more young New Zealanders received a Shoebox compared with last year

11 New Kiwi organisations welcomed into the Shoebox Project whanau

85 Volunteers nationwide assisted the 2020 Christmas Shoebox Project 

 

Please see below the list of wonderful and generous individuals and organisations who have provided donations, volunteering and distribution services, to ensure we delivered  Christmas boxes to families in need throughout Aotearoa.

DONOR ORGANISATIONS  RECIPIENT COMMUNITY CHARITIES
AUCKLAND / NORTHLAND AUCKLAND / NORTHLAND
AIA New Zealand Whare Timatatanga Hou Ora 
Dow New Zealand Te Rarawa Iwi
NZ Olympic Committee Otahuhu Primary School 
3M Blue Light Otahuhu
Spark New Zealand Luke Street Transitional Housing
Chubb Insurance Vision West Trust
Hays Recruitment Oranga Tamariki
Deloitte (Auckland office) Victim Support
Richmond Chambers Island Child Charitable Trust
Cambridge Clothing North Shore Police
Xero (photo included) Woven Earth
Grant Thornton NZ Single parent families (UWNZ)
All things Plumbing  Waikato Women's Refuge
Downer Budgeting & Family Services
IMCD NZ Ltd North Shore Women's centre
RE: Vision Kindred Services
Kohler NZ Ltd  Women's Refuge Rodney
Dell Technology  De Paul House
Lynch & Associates Ltd De Paul House (Rodney)
Cooper and Co Shine (Refuge)
Lion New Zealand Te Roopu O Te Whanau Rangimarie O Tamaki Makaurau
KPMG HBC Grandparents Parenting Grandchildren
Ovato Publishing Solutions Love Soup
MANAWATU  MANAWATU
Hokowhitu Children's Centre  Palmerston North Refuge 
The Factory Just Zilch
WELLINGTON WELLINGTON (PORIRUA)
APEC NZ, Ministry of Foreign
Affairs 
and Trade
English Language Partners
(Refugee & New Immigrants)
NZ Infrastructure Commission Single parent families
Deloitte (photo included)  
AIA (Wellington)  
CHRISTCHURCH CHRISTCHURCH
Cavell Leitch Lawyers Birthright Canterbury 
Pinnacle and Co Aviva (Women's Refuge)
Grant Thornton  
DUNEDIN DUNEDIN REGION
Forsyth Barr Dunedin Curtain Bank
Marsh Insurance  Te Whare Pounamu Refuge
MTF Finance Presbyterian Support 
Mercy Hospital Presbyterian Support (Buddy)
Rothbury Insurance Brokers Corstorphine Community Hub
   
COMMUNITY DONORS  INDIVIDUAL DONORS
Vineyard Church Youth  Brittany Watson & Friends 
Auckland Grammar  Anna Logan 
Corbans Art Estate UWNZ Donors via Catalyser
Ohana Group United Way Payroll Donors
Catalyser online CSR Services Di Daniels - Digital Wings


It's been an amazing effort by a collective of people who have shown they really care.
Thank you for helping support families throughout NZ in 2020, roll on 2021!

From the Team at United Way (NZ) Charitable Trust