$100,000 up for grabs for NZ charities

01 March, 2019 by
FMCG Business

Three of New Zealand’s most-loved charities have a chance to win a share of $100,000 with Countdown giving Kiwis the ability to pay-it-forward to The Salvation Army, KidsCan or Forest & Bird.

New Zealand is ranked as the fourth most charitable country in the world*, however with more than 27,000 charities registered here, we also have more charities per head than any other country (one for every 170 people) so fundraising is a constant challenge.**

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Kiri Hannifin, Countdown’s General Manager Corporate Affairs, Safety and Sustainability, says the business is proud to partner with fantastic organisations who make such a difference to New Zealanders and our precious environment.

“We are part of 180 communities right across the country and while we contribute in a number of practical ways such as food donations, the reality is that businesses also have a role to play to support charities and the critical work they do, especially as they are seeing a growing need for help,” says Hannifin.

“Our customers are already incredibly generous throughout the year; this time we’re delighted to reward our shoppers for their loyalty and at the same time they can also feel good about helping out a fellow Kiwi.”

Jono Bell, The Salvation Army’s Head of Welfare Services, says they continue to see a significant demand in the number of New Zealanders needing food parcels.

“We rely on donations and the generosity of New Zealanders to care for some of the most vulnerable in our communities, and that need is only getting bigger,” says Bell.

“We’re proud to partner with Countdown through food rescue donations and New Zealand’s only online foodbank, and this is another easy way customers can help out.”

Countdown’s All for One campaign runs from Monday 25 February until Sunday 17 March.

HOW IT WORKS

  • Registered Onecard customers swipe their Onecard to be in the draw (every swipe counts, no minimum spend).
  • There are over 6500 Onecard Rewards valued at $15 to be won.
  • Customers’ prizes will be matched by Countdown and donated to one of three charities, as selected by the customer online.
  • Customers who don’t swipe or don’t win can also log onto the Onecard site to vote for their preferred charity.

*https://www.cafonline.org/about-us/publications/2017-publications/caf-world-giving-index-2017

**https://periscope.net.nz/the+size+of+the+charity+sector+in+new+zealand