Would you like to support Canterbury families who have experienced domestic violence? By becoming an Aviva supporter, you can.
Christmas Appeal - Making families safe@home
This Christmas, you have the opportunity to help a vulnerable child and his/her family to experience the joy of being safe@home. Safety is a gift they can treasure forever. You can learn more about the safe@home and our Christmas Appeal here, donate online through our Givealittle page or visit our donations section below for other donation options.
We must generate almost $2 million per year to offer our services to Canterbury families. Only 40% of that comes from govenment contracts and we must find the rest elsewhere - so we really need your help.
Aviva is a registered charity (CC53151; this is the number of Aviva (incorporating Christchurch Women's Refuge) Charitable Trust) and therefore 33% of any donation to us can be claimed back from IRD.
You can donate by credit card via our GiveALittle Online account, which has a secure credit card facility.
If you are a Vodafone customer, then you can text AVIVA to:
7003 to donate $3
Fundraise Online issues receipts for $5 & $10 donations
Where does your donation go?
At Aviva, every dollar makes a difference.
95% of our funding goes directly to the services that support our community to become violence free, only 5% is used for administration purposes.
There are many ways you make a donation to Aviva:
You can donate by credit card via secure credit card facilities on our GiveALittle page.
If you prefer, you can make a direct online deposit to us:
Account Name: Aviva
Account Number: 38-9017-0823864-00
Please include your name as reference. It's also nice if you email us with your contact details - we'd like to thank you and send you a receipt for tax purposes.
Of course, you can donate by cheque. Please send to:
P O Box 24161,
If you would like a receipt please include a return address. Keep your receipts to claim a 33% tax refund on your donation at the end of the financial year.
You can become a regular supporter of Aviva on a weekly, monthly, or quarterly basis by setting up an automatic payment from your account. Simply contact your bank and ask to set up an automatic payment to Aviva. Our details are:
Account Name: Aviva
Account Number: 38-9017-0823864-00
You can also set up an automatic payment yourself through internet banking. You choose the frequency and amount and you can alter this at any time. So that we can provide you with a receipt for tax rebate purposes at the end of the financial year (March 31), please be sure to email us your contact details.
We are very grateful for the donation of material goods. However, our clients' needs are always changing and due to limited storage space we can only accept what we require at any given time
As of 26th August we are looking for:
- Wool for a community group to do knitting for our clients
- New toiletries for children, women and men such as soap, deodrant shampoo, conditioner, toothbrushes and toothpaste.
- Warehouse or other supermarket vouchers. Vouchers that provide affordable clothing and food are always greatly appreciated.
- New toys suitable to give to children for birthday gifts - no toy weapons or Barbie style dolls please.
- Gifts (or Giftcards) to give to children, young adults, women and men for their birthdays.
- Supermarket vouchers for clients – we find preparing food with clients (especially young people) in their homes a good way to build relationships, trust and support. Food always helps people to engage!
- Entertainment passes (e.g. movies) to give to clients for activities together
- Cleaning products
- Non-perishable foods ie dried pasta, tinned soups/fruit/spaghetti, rice etc
- Mobile phones top ups
- Petrol vouchers
- Baking for group sessions (running every week during term time)
We are also currently collecting items to create personal care kits for children, women and men. We would appreciate items to go in these kits which will include things like:
- sanitary products
- tissues and baby wipes
- lice treatments
Our Donations Policy states that "Goods must meet NZ safety standards or international equivalent standards. Please note all wooden cots and small electrical items are to be declined. Larger electrical items, including white ware and heaters, will only be accepted if verified to be in good working order by an authorised tradesperson"
Please email us or call 0800 AVIVA NOW (0800 28482 669) to find out if we currently need any other items. Thank you.
If you are working and would like to make a no-fuss regular donation to us, you can ask your Payroll team to arrange Payroll Giving. Your are able to nominate a regular deduction from your gross salary to be gifted to a charity of your choosing. The scheme will be administered through the online PAYE tax system, so if your employer has signed up for the scheme you will receive the tax benefits on your donations each payday, rather than waiting to claim at the end of a tax year. If your employer has us on their system as Christchurch Women's Refuge, they will need to change this to Aviva (incorporating Christchurch Women's Refuge) Charitable Trust.
Payroll giving is already in place in other countries such as the UK, USA and Australia, where it has had positive results for charitable organisations. Some companies even match their employees’ donations as their own charitable gift (now 100% tax free for companies).The scheme is voluntary and employees can nominate any charity they choose. It costs employers nothing to take part.
A bequest is a gift to charity after your death. You simply include the bequest in your will by specifying that a specific dollar amount be donated to Aviva as a recipient of your estate. You should talk to your family and lawyer about any bequest you are considering, but you may also like to explore how best your bequest can be used e.g. a particular part of our service. Please feel free to contact us directly in the first instance.
Many people will specify that funeral donations go to Aviva, often in lieu of flowers. This option can be discussed with your funeral director, as they will know the protocol for this type of donation.
Do you travel for business or leisure? If so, there is a great way you can support Aviva at no cost to you, or your company. If you book your accommodation through Kiwi Karma, simply choose Aviva as your charity of choice, and 5-8% of the room rate comes to us.
The site allows you to find, compare and book from over 3,200 places nationwide, and it includes accommodation options from backpackers to luxury lodges. The room rates on Kiwi Karma are also comparable to all other travel sites.
For more details check out www.kiwikarma.co.nz
You can also undertake fundraising for us yourselves and make donating an enjoyable activity at the same time. You could organise your own event (e.g. a fun run - ask participants for a donation or to sponsor you), take part in another pre-organised event (e.g. a half-marathon, or the City-to-Surf) and ask people to sponsor or support you, or simply use an everyday activity (like asking for donations from your party or BBQ attendees) to raise a little cash for Aviva. Every bit helps. You can do it offline or, if its a bigger event, you can do it online. Check out Give-a-Little to set up your own fundraising page.