Thank you Kohler NZ

Shoebox Campaign a success with Kohler NZ

United Way NZ would like to thank the staff of Kohler NZ who put together boxes of presents, for children who would otherwise be going without this Christmas. Some of the presents included these special Englefield Yellow Ducks, especially for the younger children to have fun with. Thank you for Living United and caring for children in our community Kohler NZ.

United Way NZ is working with Budgeting & Family Support Services in Mangere, Otara & Tuakau, to distribute the presents to Children of families experiencing hardship this year in South Auckland.

2018 United Way Christmas Shoebox Campaign

United Way NZ would like to thank the companies who helped us put together 240 boxes of presents, for children who would otherwise be going without this Christmas.

A special thanks to the staff of:

Grant Thornton,

Kohler NZ,

Pitney Bowes,

Chubb Insurance,

Ignite Architecture and

Natures Bounty.

United Way NZ is working with Budgeting & Family Support Services, who operate in Mangere, Otara & Tuakau, to distribute the presents to families experiencing hardship.

Reading Oasis - New Books Needed!

Do you have a love for reading and would like to help primary aged children with their Reading?

If so, we invite you to donate new books to our Reading Oasis programme which runs on Thursdays and Fridays from 10:30 to 12:30 at Glen Taylor school, Glen Innes, Auckland. We require two copies of each book, one for the volunteer tutor and one for the child. This helps promote a love for reading

If you would like to donate please go to our website:

United Way proud to support Age Concern North Shore

Club Gordon is a luncheon club, operated a weekly, for those over 60 years of age.

The club operated by Age Concern North Shore provides social opportunities for older frail people in our community.  This reduces isolation, loneliness and depression, due to participants feeling like part of a community. 

Health and wellbeing is monitored and Age Concern connect clients with other services where required. Caregivers also benefit from some rest and respite and volunteers get upskilled.  United Way are proud to support this lovely community service for our elderly.

2018 The Tindall Foundation Conference

We would like to thank The Tindall Foundation for a wonderful 2018 Conference at Long Bay, Auckland and the support you provide of our communities and families.  We enjoyed the update, meeting the other funding managers and the Tindall Family. 

United Way New Zealand are very proud to be a fund manager for The Tindall Foundation in Canterbury, Manawatu, Horowhenua, Otago, Southland and Whanganui.

Welcome Teresa!

Welcome to our new United Way New Zealand Chief Executive, Teresa Moore!

In 2018 Teresa took on the role and is determined to build on the foundations that United Way has created in New Zealand over the last 44 years.

Teresa is passionate about strengthening our communities. She will utilise her strategic planning, fundraising, marketing and managerial skills to ensure United Way New Zealand acts as a successful conduit between the needs in our communities and the Corporate Social Responsibility requirements in our business sector.

Educated in New Zealand, Teresa's formal qualifications include a Bachelor of Science from the University of Auckland and a Master of Management from Massey University.

Teresa comes from an entrepreneurial background, establishing a tourism business in NZ and Tonga when she was 26, managing local & international companies, building organisations capacity through raising venture capital and working with a variety of governance boards. Her varied career even includes working as a pioneering marine scientist in sub-Antarctic waters.

After finishing her Master’s thesis about ‘How sustainable solar energy is for NZ’ Teresa became increasingly aware of the growing social needs within our communities. Teresa went onto work in the Not for Profit sector, with the Sustainable Electricity Association of NZ, and later managed a not for profit organisation, which concentrated on the welfare of autistic children and their families. These positions involved advocating to Government about social needs within our communities.

Teresa believes in walking the talk and has a variety of voluntary roles including being an executive member of her local charity, the Long Bay Okura Great Park Society.