Fundraise for the November 2016 Earthquake Appeal

We believe that when we each do a little bit of good, together we make a big difference - from a morning tea in your office, to a mufti day at school or a donation box on your counter, here are some practical ways you can make a difference.

We know many Kiwis want to help those impacted by these strong quakes so we have launched a special appeal to respond to and support the affected communities.  

A great, fun and rewarding way to help is by fundraising for the appeal. Do it on your own or get together with your work colleagues, family or friends and raise some funds for the people affected by the earthquakes. 

Simply decide what you'd like to do, get in touch and have fun fundraising!

Create a fundraising page

Fundraising in schools

  • Organise a Mufti Day or 'Wear Red Day'
  • Sell baked goods
  • Host a sausage sizzle
  • Have an auction - gather prizes donated by local businesses and organise an event for parents to bid on them
  • Organise a bucket collection outside the school
  • Have a donation box at your reception
  • Design a coin trail
  • Promote the appeal in your newsletter
  • Create a fundraising page
  • Organise a quiz night

Fundraising in local businesses

  • Have a donation box on your counter or reception
  • Organise a morning or afternoon tea and collect donations
  • Give prizes  (items, vouchers) to your local service centre for a raffle
  • Ask your staff to shake the bucket in/outside your office
  • Create a fundraising page for your business and email the link to your colleagues
  • Matched giving - ask your employer to match what you and your work colleagues have fundraised
  • Organise a quiz night
  • 'Wear Red' work day - get everyone to wear red for a day and charge everyone $5 for doing it, and $10 for not doing it
  • Join a Red Cross Challenge - create a team with colleagues, join an existing sporting event and start fundraising

To discuss corporate partnerships and nationwide fundraising opportunities, contact Matthew McCracken, Corporate Partnerships and Trusts Fundraising Manager, Matthew.McCracken@redcross.org.nz

Fundraising individually or with friends

  • Create a fundraising page
  • Join a Red Cross Challenge - sign up to an existing sporting event and get sponsorship from friends and family
  • Organise a bake sale in your workplace
  • Give something up and collect donations for it
  • Organise a dinner with friends and family and ask for donations in return
  • Get in touch with your local pub and ask for Red Cross to be the chosen charity for their quiz night

What to do with the money raised

Here are the different ways you can get the money to us:

  • Make a donation on our website, using a credit card
  • At any Red Cross service centre or Red Cross Shop
  • Over the counter at a Kiwibank/Post shop: Kiwi Bank Emergency Appeal, reference: SP132, code: 2016EQ
  • Post to: New Zealand Red Cross – Supporter Services, PO Box 12140, Thorndon, Wellington 6144
  • Call 0800 RED CROSS and have your credit card handy

Get inspired

If you need more inspiration, have a look at our 'fundraising hero' gallery - it's full of people who have done fantastic fundraising activities for Red Cross.

Get in touch

Once you know what you want to do, get in touch with your local Service Centre if you need any collateral (buckets, posters, etc.)

Thank you for your support.