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Back to School Appeal

Back to School Appeal


If you would like to make a general donation to the Back to School Appeal, please click the button below:

For some, going to school is a nightmare of shame knowing that they're 'different'—with no proper uniform or shoes; no full lunchbox to eat; no basic stationery. 

They are not statistical numbers—they are our nation’s living children, our next generation—New Zealand’s future.

This year, the back to school rush is more stressful than ever, with more people, just like you and me, needing help and support. 

You can unlock the restraints of poverty, and allow Kiwi kids to go back to school on an equal footing, by supporting this year's Back to School Appeal. 

You can help provide stationery, uniforms, or lunch for children in need by selecting a Gift of Hope. Please choose a gift of hope today, and help Kiwi kids learn, grow, and become successful. 



For other ways to donate:

  • Make a payment by Internet Banking. The Salvation Army bank account is BNZ 02 0568 0091726 00. Please enter 'Back to School Appeal' under 'Particulars/Details' on your online payment form.To enable us to send you a donation receipt, please enter your supporter number (if known) in the 'Reference' field on your online payment form. If you are a current supporter of The Salvation Army, you'll find your 6 or 7-digit supporter number at the top right of any letter we send you. If you do not know your supporter number, email Public Relations with your details and we'll let you know the number.
  • Phone 0800 53 00 00 to donate by credit card.
  • Become a True Hero - to make regular donations click here to find out more
  • Post a cheque to The Salvation Army, PO Box 27001 Marion Square, Wellington 6141, New Zealand. Please specify your donation is for ‘Back to School Appeal’.


The Salvation Army is a registered charity under the Charities Act 2005, registered number CC37312. This means The Salvation Army is exempt from income tax. The Army also has Donee Status from IRD, meaning donations of $5 or more may qualify for a tax credit. The Salvation Army IRD number is: 11-264-190.


Christmas Appeal 2020 Report Back to Donors

To see how much of a difference your donations have truly made, read our Christmas Appeal 2020 Report Back, by clicking on the image below: