Barnardos KidStart Kaikoura ELC Staff Earthquake Relief Fund

$4,500 of $6,000 goal
Given by 74 generous donors in 4 weeks

Barnardos staff are invited to make a donation to help the staff of the Barnardos Kidstart Kaikoura ELC. Barnardos will match all donations.


Just after midnight on Monday 14th November, many New Zealanders were abruptly woken by what proved to be a devastating earthquake. While its impact was felt throughout much of the country, it was at its most powerful, and most destructive, in the regions of Kaikoura and Seddon.

The people living in these areas continue to be without power, reticulated water, have limited communication to the rest of NZ, and basic food items are also in short supply. For the people of Kaikoura, there is a long haul back to a new normality.

Barnardos has staff in Kaikoura and as an organisation we want to support them as much as we can, and often it’s the most practical support that is helpful. We can’t currently send items to them, but what we can do is contribute individually and as an organisation where we feel led and able.

To this end the Executive Leadership Team has made the decision to offer Barnardos whänau (staff and Board members) the opportunity to contribute to making a koha to our colleagues to both show our support for them at this time and to help meet any inevitable financial costs they will incur as a result of the quakes.

Barnardos will match all donations received up to the value of $6000. That means that if collectively Barnardos staff contributed $6000, Barnardos as an organisation would also contribute $6,000, bringing the total to $12,000, which would be distributed to the Kaikoura ELC staff.

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Latest donations

Leo on 18 Dec 2016
It's Leo's second birthday and he wants to support this cause
Guest Donor
Guest Donor on 13 Dec 2016
Jo Vincent
Jo Vincent on 12 Dec 2016
Hamish Armstrong
Hamish Armstrong on 08 Dec 2016
Thinking of you all down there. Hope you're getting back on your feet - never easy when the ground is swaying! All the best.
Sue & Barry White
Sue & Barry White on 07 Dec 2016
Giving what we can to help from Texas USA

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