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About this appeal

About This Appeal

For too many New Zealanders, the only gift they want this Christmas is hope.

Hope to regain stability; hope for the future.

Most of us know someone who has been hard hit by the Covid-19 pandemic. But there are many others behind closed doors. They may be in your street, your neighbourhood, without you knowing it.

Families who previously felt secure, now find themselves in dire situations—financially, emotionally, and mentally.

What used to be taken for granted may now be out of reach. And the Christmas spirit, the gifts, the celebration, and the special meal of last year won’t be a reality this year.

We anticipate that the need this Christmas will extend far beyond the traditional ‘Twelve Days’. With many families continuing to need critical support for recovery, for up to a year in the future.

You can help provide a range of immediate and long-term support—like food parcels, accommodation and advocacy, counselling, budgeting and practical assistance.

So please, find it in your hearts to open a special door this Christmas. Selecting a ‘gift of hope’ opens the door to our wrap-around services and gives hope to families, many of which have never experienced this situation in their lives before.

Please help Kiwis in need by supporting this Christmas Appeal.
Which door will you open today?


In the Media

16/11/20: Salvation Army braces for demand as CIRP benefits run out - read the latest Media Release here

02/11/20: Open the door to Hope this Christmas - Media Release.

28/10/20: Commissioner Mark Campbell introduces the 2020 Christmas Appeal. Watch his message here.