0800 REFUGE or 06-3442204

DONATIONS AND GRANTS

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 major contributors for the 2020-2021 financial year are:

Funding Grants:

  • Community Organisation Grant Scheme
  • Four Regions Trust
  • Lion Foundation
  • MSD
  • NZ Lotteries Grant Board
  • St Laurence's Social Services
  • Whanganui Community Foundation


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
We are always needing toiletries to gift women and their families who don't have or were unable to bring with them hygiene and sanitation supplies.  

We love to give out basic kits of:

  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo and Conditioner
  • Hand and body wash/soap
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • New flannel/comb/brush
  • Tampons 
  • Hand and body lotion.

Household items
From time to time we are able to store undamaged household furniture and whiteware in very good working condition, to pass on to families moving into their own homes.  Our storage is limited and we like to view the items before accepting the donation.  

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

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