0800 REFUGE or 06-3442204


We would like to acknowledge the tremendous generosity and assistance our local community has given Women's Refuge Whanganui to support the lives of families and whānau impacted by family violence and homelessness.

Every donation you make goes a long way to making a big difference to the lives of these vulnerable people who we work with.

As well as the many individuals, we receive donations from local and national business, funding organisations and nationwide not-for profits who consistently support the work we do. 

Ehara taku toa, he taki tahi, he toa tini
My success should not be bestowed onto me alone,
As it was not individual success but success as a collective.

Some of our recent major contributors are:

Donations and Funding Grants:

  • Contact Energy

  • Michael Hill Jeweller

  • Ministry of Education - Whanganui

  • Whanganui Māori Land Court

  • Mainfreight

  • Starburst Rotary

  • Whanganui Koha Shed

  • Good Bitches Baking

  • The Warehouse

  • Get Glazed Whanganui

  • Lazsel's Tiers of Joy Cakes

Ways you can make a donation or support us

Monetary Donations
Monetary donations can be made online through Give A Little or you can request our bank account number and pay by direct bank payment.  We can also accept cash donations at the office.

As a registered charity CC36715 - Women's Refuge Charitable Trust Board, if requested we are able offer a receipt for charitable donation tax credits.

Toiletries and overnight cares
We are always needing basic cares items to gift women and their families who don't have or were unable to bring with them hygiene, sanitation supplies, and basic clothing items.  

Donations of the following items would be gratefully received:

  • Deodorant

  • Shampoo and Conditioner

  • Hand and body wash/soap

  • Towels/ flannels

  • Tampons 

  • Hand and body lotion.

  • Pajamas, socks and underwear

  • Cheap or second hand cell phones

If you are able to donate any of these items, or a bag to carry them in, this would be most appreciated.

Household items

Please note that Women's Refuge Whanganui no longer takes in donations of used clothing, linen,  babywear, toys and other miscellaneous items. If you have brand new items you are wishing to donate, please feel to contact us first. We are often in need of new towels, linen and kitchen items/ utensils. 

Gifts in Kind
Does your business or organisation have goods or services that would help us support the families we work with?  Make a call on 06 344 2204 extn 0.

Support Women's Refuge Whanganui

Your Support will enable us to liberate women, children, families and whānau from family violence by providing quality services and social commentary