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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What are you hoping for this Christmas?
The closeness of your family coming together, good food and festive cheer?
Maybe you are hoping to receive a special present.
Or perhaps you just hope you can find a way to care for your young kids over the school holidays while you struggle with two jobs.
Perhaps your hope this year is for a Christmas dinner that’s more than just two-minute noodles.
Perhaps your hope is for peace for your whānau and a chance to put the stresses of 2020 behind you.
For some, Christmas will be a welcome end to a difficult year. But for many, it will mark the first time they have had to reach out for support from the Sallies.
In 2020 we’re asking New Zealanders to share their hope for the future by contributing to our work. Help The Salvation Army restore hope and transform lives. Help us to bring a brighter future. Give the gift of hope.
To read our 2020 Christmas Appeal media release visit; salvationarmy.org.nz/news/salvation-army-opens-door-hope-christmas
To donate to our Christmas Appeals Givealittle visit; givealittle.co.nz/cause/christmas-appeal-2020