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The NEST: (Night Emergency Shelter Trust) Please help us to open the doors to a night shelter in Auckland city centre!


$17,302 of $50,000 goal

Given by 163 generous donors in around 12 months

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We are in the start-up phase and need funds for the building work, lease and operating costs. Please give generously to help the homeless!

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UPDATE 26.6.19: YAY! We made it over the $10k mark! Next stop $20k - let's do it!

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UPDATE 26.6.19: We are inching SO close to the $10k mark! Come on kind Aucklanders (and non-Aucklanders)! Together we can do this!! Jo, Chris and Lisa - Trustees of the NEST

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Most people think there is a night shelter in the Auckland central city. Sadly, this is not the case.

If you’ve spent any time walking around the streets of the central city, you’ll know about the problem. There are homeless people sleeping in doorways, alleyways, in parks and on benches in the street and there are many you will never see because they are skilled at hiding away in bushes, the graveyards and other places where they feel safe.

But they are not safe.

They are abused and subject to physical and sexual assaults. In 2018, more than 50 homeless people died outside and alone on the streets.

We want to create a safe, warm and welcoming night shelter where men and women can sleep, shower, do their laundry and access basic needs such as clothing and regular food.

We think it is a shameful situation that Auckland city does not have a night shelter when so many other towns and cities in NZ do. With your help, we will put this right.

About us

The NEST-Night Emergency Shelter Trust

Use of funds

Funding is needed to help set-up and fit out the night shelter. This will include all the building compliance requirements, furnishings and the first two years’ lease in advance.

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Latest donations

  • Piha Domain Camp Ground

    Piha Domain Camp Ground on 24 Dec 2019

    $2,000

    So hoping that others donate too and you achieve your goal of being open in time for winter. Thank you for your compassion. From The Camp Crew- Nicky, Martin, Fiona, Luc & Jason. Xxx

    $2,000

  • Elizabeth

    Elizabeth on 23 Dec 2019

    $20

    $20

  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 23 Dec 2019

    $50

    $50

  • Cat

    Cat on 21 Dec 2019

    $10

    $10

  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 21 Dec 2019

    $20

    $20


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This page was created on 5 Feb 2019 and closes on 1 May 2020.
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