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2019 Red Shield Appeal


The Salvation Army is proud to be on the frontlines for all Kiwis in need, regardless of their situation. We provide help where it’s needed most, to those whose need is great.

Our 70 Social Service centres around the country, staffed by passionate Salvation Army workers and volunteers, help over 120,000 people in crisis each year.

Please support our Red Shield Appeal and help make change, for the 1 in 40 Kiwis who need our help annually.

Our annual Red Shield Appeal is when we call on people like you to give generously in support of our work on the frontlines, helping us to change lives and give hope to those in crisis. We can’t continue to do this without you and your support.

Each year, one in 40 Kiwis come to us for help—enough people to completely fill Mount Smart Stadium in Auckland four times over, and bigger than the entire population of Tauranga. It’s a massive and heartbreaking number, which speaks of the real and growing need that many Kiwis face every day in this country.

While we’ve been able to provide these people with support in the form of housing, budgeting, counselling and many other services, it’s sad to think there are even more families out there who desperately need help. With your support, we can give these people the help needed to make genuine change in their lives.

Please support our Red Shield Appeal. Visit the Red Shield website at


Please donate today.

  • Click here to donate online
  • Or you can phone 0800 53 00 00 to donate by credit card
  • You can also post a cheque to The Salvation Army, PO Box 27001 Marion Square, Wellington 6141, New Zealand. Please specify your donation is for ‘Red Shield Appeal’.
  • If you wish to make a payment by internet banking, The Salvation Army bank account is BNZ 02 0568 0091726 00. Please enter 'Red Shield 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.


Thank you for choosing to help your fellow New Zealanders this year - and for giving families in crisis the change for a better future.