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The Salvation Army’s Street Week returns to help Kiwis in need

A Red Shield volunteer collecting during Street Week
Posted May 1, 2024

The Salvation Army is back with its annual Red Shield Appeal Street Week, raising much-needed funds for social service programmes that help people and their families in need. 

From Monday, May 6 to Sunday, May 12, thousands of volunteers in Salvation Army vests will be at about 450 sites across the motu, including train and bus stations, shopping malls and footpaths in business centres. 

“The rising cost of living is bringing greater demand on the services of The Salvation Army, and we appreciate the support given in the Red Shield Appeal that helps us to support whānau who are really doing life tough,” says Salvation Army Auckland Area Officer David Daly. 

“Our resources are presently stretched as we have not seen before, so to be able to support whānau does require the generosity of Kiwis supporting their fellow Kiwis to keep families stay above the poverty line. I hope you will join us in doing this together by giving to this year’s Red Shield Appeal.” 

Street Week raises vital funds for wraparound services which support thousands of struggling people in areas including food support, budgeting advice, housing support, counselling, youth development, social work, addictions and other assistance. 

This year is the 60th anniversary of the Red Shield Appeal in Aotearoa. Last year, The Salvation Army helped more than 150,000 Kiwis and their whānau across the motu. 

More information about the Red Shield Appeal, including how to donate, is available at:

The Salvation Army Territorial Media Officer, 021 945 337, email: (The Media Officer responds to enquiries from media outlets and journalists. If you would like to donate, are in need of help, or have some other non-media-related enquiry, please call 0800 53 00 00.)