Vigils are being held this week to remember those who lost their lives in the mosque attacks last Friday and to support Muslim communities across the country.
Christchurch – Thursday 21 March, 8.30pm – 9.30pm at Cathedral Square.
Dunedin – Thursday 21 March in the Octagon.
Auckland – Friday 22 March from 6pm – 7pm at Aotea Square.
Nelson Race Unity Day – Sunday 24 March in Victory Square.
United Way NZ is a fundraiser for a network of small to medium sized charities who focus on community support activities. These charities are usually local organisation that are not part of nationwide networks and are usually run by volunteers and a very small paid administration function.
Following the events of Friday 15th March 2019 many of these organisations will be offering additional support services. This support will be beyond what they had budgeted to provide this year. Many of these organisations will be limited in their ability to fund raise to cover the cost of this additional support.
United Way NZ recognises that these community charities will be providing ongoing post trauma support and will need additional resources and we have set up a Fund raising page for the network of charities we provide funding to.
2019 United Way NZ Christchurch Community Grant Allocation Celebration.
We look forward to recognising the community groups who are helping to make a real difference in the Canterbury region.
If you have been involved with charitable work in the Canterbury Region, or involved with raising money for the United Way Canterbury community fund, we invite you to join us to celebrate the great work that our charities do for families in the community.
March 28, 2019 at 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Cavell Leitch, Level 3, BNZ Centre
111 Cashel Mall, Christchurch
United Way NZ would like to thank Cavell Leitch for kindly providing the venue and refreshments for the celebration
If you would like to attend this function please RSVP here
SENDING OUR LOVE TO THE VICTIMS OF THE CHRISTCHURCH MOSQUE SHOOTINGS
Fifty people have been killed and many people injured after a gunman stormed two Christchurch mosques in the worst terror attack on New Zealand soil.
We would like to extend our love, compassion and thoughts to all of the victims, all of their friends and all of their loved ones.
United Way New Zealand works closely with charities and community groups in Christchurch. These community groups, will help the families and communities directly affected by the fatal shootings with post traumatic support.
If you would like to Unite with the people of Christchurch please donate here and you are welcome to leave a message for the victims and families who have been affected by this tragedy.
Chief Executive Officer
United Way New Zealand
United Way New Zealand, Otago Polytechnic, and the Dunedin City Council
2019 United Way NZ Otago Community Grant Allocation Celebration.
We look forward to recognising the community groups who are helping to make a real difference in the Otago region.
If you have been involved with charitable work in the Otago, or involved with raising money for the United Way Otago community fund, we invite you to join us to celebrate the great work that our charities do in the Otago region.
March 21, 2019 at 5:30pm - 6:30pm
The Hub - Otago Polytechnic
105 Forth St
Light refreshments will be provided.
To RSVP please click here
The speeches will finish at 6:15 and light refreshments will be provided.
We then invite participants to attend the vigil for the Christchurch Victims at Forsythe Barr Stadium organised for 7pm.
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.
The United Way grants round for the 2018/2019 year have now closed. We have received 185 applications from throughout New Zealand. This gives us an indication of the good work being done in our communities and the need for funding by these groups. If you can help to donate to our regional funds you will contribute to giving back to your community helping those in need this Christmas.
These grants go towards helping those who are helping communities all over Aotearoa New Zealand!
Click here to donate to your community groups through the United Way Collective fund!
Thank you to UniCrew Volunteers who have done a fantastic job reading to our children at the Carisbrook School Reading Oasis programme, in Dunedin this year.
The Reading Oasis programmes runs twice a week during term times and University of Otago student volunteers have been going to Caversham to share their love of reading with children.
United Way is proud to be celebrating a 20 year partnership with The Tindall Foundation! Their ongoing support has enabled us to assist local organisations and initiatives in Canterbury, Manawatu, Horowhenua, Otago, Southland, and Whanganui!
Click here to read more!
Community Investment builds Good Business practices
The United Way NZ provides professional expertise to develop your Good Business Practices. This expertise has been developed from supporting community projects for the last 44 years in New Zealand.
United Way NZ assists in establishing strategic relationships to link values common to business and community.
We help businesses and community to bring their own strengths and resources to the relationship, ensuring both parties and the wider community benefit.
United Way's community investment consultancy is for businesses wanting a deeper, more strategic engagement with their communities. It opens the door for accessing opportunities to enhance: strategic planning, professional development, staff retention, teambuilding, communications, cause related marketing and customer engagement, while also increasing competitive advantage.
United Way's impact consultants provide the resources that businesses need to turn good ideas into profitable solutions with a positive social impact.
Reading Oasis Volunteers 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 apply to be a volunteer at our Reading Oasis programme which runs 2 days per week for 2 hours at Glen Taylor School, Glen Innes, Auckland and at Carisbrook School, South Dunedin.
For futher details please apply on our ‘contact us’ page