The Otago Polytechnic charity house auction raised $110,000 for community charities in the Otago region. United Way NZ will distribute this money early in 2019 to charities who have recently applied for funding in the region. We are very thankful to the students, tutors, Otago Polytechnic, sponsors/businesses and everyone involved.
Special congratulations go to the lucky family who bought this magnificent 3 bedroom house. We hope you enjoy your new home.
United Way New Zealand would like to thank Otago Polytechnic and Dunedin City Council for hosting the 2018 United Way Otago Community Awards. United Way awarded grants to 30 deserving charities and community organisations who do a lot of work for the Otago Community.
United Way would like to thank: The Tindall Foundation, Otago Polytechnic Charity House project, Mercy Hospital, Otago businesses, payroll givers and individual donors for their generous donations. This funding creates the 'collective impact' for our grant allocations.
Photos thanks to Marelda O'Rourke-Gallaher
The trustees of Dunedin Community Transport Trust, our staff and our volunteers thank United Way very much for their support to help keep our reputable, reliable, affordable and expanding service running for our elderly and transport disadvantaged clients in the Dunedin community.
Dunedin Community Transport Trust offers a reliable, affordable transport option for those who aren't able to use public transport due to cost, accessibility or are unable to manage carrying their groceries, we have maintained a good client base and continue to receive referrals from health providers, community agencies and families in need.
The Shelter housed 99 individuals, 85 men and 14 women, for a total of 260 bednights, in the months July - October 2018.
Many clients have no supportive network and so are vulnerable when they find themselves homeless.
The Dunedin Night Shelter provides a safe place to turn. United Way NZ are proud to support the Shelter and the important work they are doing for people in our Otago community.
United Way would like to say a big congratulations to Life Education Trust for 20 years of valuable work in the Heartland Otago/Southland region! We are proud to support the excellent work you do!
United Way would like to introduce our Chairman of the Board, John Gallaher. Thank you, John, for your work in helping us build united communities in Aotearoa New Zealand.
John joined Forsyth Barr Dunedin in 1985. He has over 35 years of experience in the financial services industry in investment advising, commercial and chartered accounting, management and banking.
John is an Authorised Financial Adviser (2011) and was accredited as an NZX Advisor in 1992. He has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Otago, majoring in Accountancy and Information Systems. John is an Associate Chartered Accountant, a Chartered member of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand and an Associate of the New Zealand Institute of Management.
John is the Board Chair (since 2011) of United Way New Zealand and is a champion of Advancing the Common Good for all New Zealanders.
Thank you Mayor Dave Cull for being our United Way New Zealand Patron and all the work you do for the Otago Community.