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Gloriavale Leavers Support Trust EMERGENCY WELFARE APPEAL 2021

$14,415 of $50,000 goal
Given by 93 generous donors in 9 weeks

Dozens have left Gloriavale in the past several weeks and it's expected to escalate. We need urgent funds to help families resettle!

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People are leaving Gloriavale at an escalating rate as pressure grows on the reclusive West Coast community.

For many years the Gloriavale Leavers’ Support Trust has supported those who leave the community to start new lives – providing everything from houses, to transport, to clothing, household goods and support as leavers get used to the ‘outside’ world.

We've now launched the Emergency Welfare Appeal to address the growing demand for financial support to help all those leaving Gloriavale get back on their feet.

It's crisis time and we need your help today.

Families leave quickly with few personal possessions, and very large families (sometimes more than 10 children). Thanks to amazing communities, we have plenty of access to clothing and furniture at present, but our most pressing need is for financial support.

Will you help us to help them?

Click here to see TVOne's coverage of the Welfare Appeal on 23 June 2021:

About us

The Gloriavale Leavers' Support Trust supports people who have left the reclusive Gloriavale Community. We support in practical, financial, spiritual, emotional, legal and educational matters.

Use of funds

Funds will go towards family resettling & welfare assistance and service provision.

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Latest update

TV One 6pm News Coverage on the Appeal  24 June 2021

Posted by: Gloriavale Leavers' Support Trust

Many thanks NZ for your amazing kindness! We are also grateful to TV One for doing a story on the News last night. Here's the link in case you missed it:

Feel free to spread it around your friends, along with the Givealittle link:

Together we can all make a difference. Thanks again!

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Guest Donor on 28 Jul 2021
Gloriavale Leavers' Support Trust

Thank you so very much for your generous donation. We are very grateful for your support!

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Joanna on 27 Jul 2021
Gloriavale Leavers' Support Trust

Thank you very much for supporting the leavers from Gloriavale. We are very grateful.

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Kirsten on 11 Jul 2021
Gloriavale Leavers' Support Trust

Thank you for your kind donation. We are grateful.

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Nicola on 07 Jul 2021
Gloriavale Leavers' Support Trust

Thank you for your support. :-)

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Cathy on 06 Jul 2021
Kia kaha to these brave individuals and families.
Gloriavale Leavers' Support Trust

Thank you for your donation and for your encouraging words. Much appreciated!

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