Please note while Auckland is at COVID-19 level 3 lockdown, we are working hard to keep the people we support, our staff and volunteers safe. Most of our services are operating within contactless guidelines. We cannot accept food or goods donations from the public at levels 3 & 4.  Click here to get help.

Information for schools

Thank you for your interest in learning about the work we do.

This section has information about how you and your school can make a difference.

More information about our work, and our services are on some of the other pages in this section of the website. There are also some great fundraising ideas in the Support Us section.

Learn about the issues

We are currently developing downloadable factsheets for schools on poverty, homelessness, hunger and health.  In the meantime, check out the What We Do section on this website to find out more about our work.

Contact Information

Take action at your school

There are lots of great ways that you and your school community can support Aucklanders in desperate need – and we are truly grateful for your support, whatever you decide to do!  The Mission’s work would not be possible without the generous support that we receive from schools like yours every year.

There’s information on organising a food drive here.

 

Events like bake sales, uniform-free days, market days or concerts are great ways to raise money for the Mission at your school. Get in touch with us on [email protected] to let us know what you’ve got planned and to find out how we can support you.

 

Here are some fun fundraising challenges your class and your teachers could take on to support the Mission.  Get sponsored to take part in:

  • A readathon
  • A waiata wero
  • A dance marathon
  • Climbing your local maunga
  • A digital detox (giving up your devices for a week or a weekend)
Raise awareness

One of the most important ways you can address issues like homelessness and poverty is to talk about it – with friends, family, your classmates.  Poverty can sometimes be ‘out of sight, out of mind’ for people who are lucky enough not to be affected by it. But we have a shared responsibility to make sure that no-one is left behind.

Make your voice heard

Write to politicians and decision-makers to tell them you care about these issues and want them to take strong action to address poverty, homelessness and hunger in our community.

When you’re 18, vote for political parties who will take concrete actions to address issues such as hunger, homelessness and access to healthcare.

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In the last year, generous

Aucklanders like you have

helped Aucklanders in need...

575

home visits to
provide community
based support

48,679

emergency
food parcels
distributed

17,054

health consultations

536

drug and alcohol
assessments