Thank you to The Tindall Foundation

Thank you to The Tindall Foundation for donating to the COVID-19 Quick Response Fund. This has allowed United Way to already distribute $125,000 to the following community charities in need of Financial assistance due to the COVID-19 Outbreak. 

29 Charities have been helped through this fund to date: 

  1. Life to the Max in Whanganui - Support for young people and families in need.
  2. Te Ora Hou Whanganui - Youth and family support.
  3. Birthright Whanganui - Supporting single parent families in need.
  4. Wai Ora Christian Community Trust in Whanganui - Providing food, shelter and essentials to families and have opened their orchard to those in need.
  5. Manawatu Rural Support Services - Supporting families in the rural community who are dealing with a drought as well as COVID-19.
  6. Housing Advice Centre in Manawatu - Working right across the community to help individuals and families with a housing needs.
  7. Just Zilch - Manawatu Food Rescue, working with local food banks during level 4 and supporting homeless people.
  8. Palmerston North Neighbourhood Support - Connecting neighbours and people in the community who are: both lonely and frightened, supporting elderly parents, disabled or vulnerable family members (mental health issues), have cancer & needing medication and people needing food and essentials.
  9. Waimate Link in South Canterbury - Connecting families and people and taking Calls for Civil Defence Communitylinkwaimate.org.nz.
  10. Fale Pasifika o Aoraki in South Canterbury - Providing support packages and information to the local Pacific Island community – classed as an essential service presently and working from Community House. Looking after over 200 families with food packages.
  11. Centrecare Counselling Waimate - Providing Counselling to families and people, who are in need of mental health and well-being support.
  12. Drug Arm Canterbury Working with community organisations to help the Homeless, vulnerable and marginalised.
  13. English Language Partners Canterbury - Supporting new immigrant and refugee families. Running online classes and providing phone support for families and home-based learners. They currently have 91 learners online which has increased from 49 within a week.
  14. Foodbank Canterbury - As an essential service organisation who are providing food to families and community organisations.
  15. The Hope Community Trust Canterbury - Providing a food bank and have Counselors providing support online services.
  16. Canterbury Mens Centre - Supporting men in Canterbury and their family relationships.
  17. Birthright Canterbury Trust - Supporting single parent families and their children. Families who are already isolated having no family supports and many rely on Birthright workers for support.
  18. English Language partners Otago - Helping refugee and new immigrants navigate through COVID-19. In Dunedin ELP now has 128 learners online, which was 86 in the previous week.
  19. KiwiHarvest Otago - Helping distribute food to families and community groups. Donations go to fuel costs and vehicle costs which have risen due to the increase in demand.
  20. Pregnancy Help Dunedin - Providing practical support to families and their babies by sending packages out via courier.
  21. Youthline Otago - Helpline and community connection with youth.
  22. Corstorphine Community Hub in Otago - Running a Food share - 24 families (with 104 in total), adults and children receiving help. Working with Kiwiharvest for supplies for low-income families.
  23. Garden to Table Dunedin - Helping children and families with online resources for cooking and growing food and support co-ordinators helping with community connections.
  24. Volunteering Otago Trust - Working with Civil Defense to provide services for families and communities in need.
  25. Southland Youth One Stop Shop - Providing social services remotely by phone & online with youth coaches, transition coaches, and case manager working from home.
  26. Able Charitable Trust (Southern Family Support) - An essential service that covers all of Southland. Very busy during lockdown. Preparing/delivering food parcels, creating pod casts for mental well being, remote counselling, etc.
  27. Tuatapere Community Worker Support Trust - Arranging shopping, food parcels. High level of volunteer assistance.
  28. Youthline Southland - Helpline and community connection with youth.
  29. English Language Partners Southland - Helping refugee and new immigrants navigate through COVID-19. In Southland ELP now 43 online learners, which was 18 the previous week.

Still the need within our community continues, please donate to this fund so we can help further charities applying for assistance.