The Salvation Army has been standing side by side with children, families and individuals in need for over 130 years.
With your continued generous donations, we are able to help people struggling to provide enough food, clothing and a warm and healthy home for their family. Our social services include life skills programmes, budgeting advice, and emergency food and clothing. We continue to work hard to provide better options in life for those who ask for help - enabling them to overcome personal difficulties as they journey toward independence – all thanks to our donors.
Through our national network of centres, with your help we provide social services, support, accomodation and advocacy to more than 120,000 New Zealand families and individuals each year. Emphasis is placed on education – the development of household management, budgeting, parenting and problem-solving skills. With this multi-disciplinary and intensive approach, people can move on to making positive decisions for themselves and their families.
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Since 1883, The Salvation Army has been there to help more than 120,000 families and individuals in need each year—with budgeting advice, food and clothing assistance, life skills programmes and other comfort and support.
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This is our second Salvation Army Covid-19 Social Impact Dashboard that monitors and assesses the social impacts of this pandemic, particularly for the poorest and most vulnerable Kiwis.
The results are mixed: on one hand, our Salvation Army 0800 phone number has seen a steady flow of enquiries, mostly for food parcels; at the other extreme, despite these massively trying and uncertain circumstances for many, the generosity of Kiwis has been amazing, with over $1.7 million donated as at 17 April 2020 to our Foodbank Project, which will go directly towards food parcels.