Red Cross Appeal 2020

We need your help! Can you give an hour or two of your time to help vulnerable people in your community and overseas? During 16-22 March 2020, we will have street collections around the country.

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Get involved

Help out at our street collections and you will help to make sure that people affected by disaster or conflict can be helped in future, unpredictable emergencies.

We don’t know when they will happen, but they will happen. In an ever-changing world, Red Cross is needed now more than ever.

In just one or two hours, you will contribute to helping people suffering due to disasters, conflict or social isolation. 

You will contribute to helping people in Aotearoa, our neighbours in the Pacific and across the globe where the need is greatest.

We really need your help to get to 4,000 volunteer hours this March. If you can give two hours of your time, it would really make an impact. Can you only give one hour during your lunch break? Not a problem, we would still love to have you!

Please get your friends, whānau and colleagues to volunteer. You just need to advise us on when and where you can volunteer and we will find a site for you to collect.

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Can't volunteer? You can still support our appeal

If you can't make Red Cross Week (16-22 March), you can organise your own fundraising event, donate to a street collector, by phone, or onlineyou'll be helping people in so many ways:

  • Refugee settlement - help give a warm welcome to former refugees so they feel part of their new community in Aotearoa
  • Disaster readiness, response and recovery - provide regular training so our volunteers can respond to disasters as soon as they happen and stay through the long-term recovery stage
  • International aid - support our international delegates to provide much-needed expertise in some of the most extreme situations of conflict, disaster and disease 
  • Community programmes - wherever you are, we're there too, in plain sight or behind the scenes, supporting vulnerable people in your community

Your donation goes to 'where the need is greatest' - helping the people who need it most.

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Schools and corporate groups

Are you part of a group that can help by managing a site for the day?

You can turn your street collection into a team building exercise with your classmates or colleagues!

We will provide you with a briefing and everything you need to run your site for the day.

Get in touch with us getfundraising@redcross.org.nz