The country’s first online foodbank is expanding again to meet growing demand after reaching more than a quarter of a million dollars in donations.
The Salvation Army is offering people the chance to enlist for an hour or more to support its fight to help vulnerable New Zealanders.
The Resene Hunger for Colour campaign almost tripled its collection of canned food for Salvation Army foodbanks, as New Zealanders swapped over 64,000 cans for testpots of Resene paint during February.
More than 40,000 gifts left under the Kmart Wishing Tree helped make Christmas special for thousands of families last year.
New Zealanders donated 674 trolleys full of food for the Countdown Christmas Food Rescue Appeal. Countdown stores kick-started the appeal by each donating a wrapped trolley worth $500, more than $90,000 nationally.
New Zealand has gone off track in key social areas and needs government to urgently address failing social policies, The Salvation Army says in its latest State of Nation report.
A challenge for Salvationists to adapt their approach so God’s message makes sense to those ‘who desperately need Jesus Christ’.
Paint company Resene and generous New Zealanders will be brightening the homes and lives of thousands this month.
Major Campbell Roberts says being shortlisted for New Zealander of the Year is a recognition of The Salvation Army and its good work.