Make a donation

Thank you so much for supporting Women's Refuge with a donation. We appreciate every dollar.

We’ll use your donation wisely to help make New Zealand a safer place for women and children. All donations over $5 are tax deductible and we’ll provide you with a receipt once we have your contact details.

Please choose the method of donation that suits you best – and however you decide to make your donation, we thank you very much.

Donate online by credit card or debit card

Our online donation facility is secure, and we promise not to share the information collected on the online form with anyone else. Please make your credit or debit card donation here.

Set up an automatic payment

Automatic payments are one of the easiest and best ways that you can support Women’s Refuge because your regular donations help us to plan for the future effectively and efficiently. Donating in this way also helps us save costs such as administration, stationery and postage. Please email us for more information.

Internet banking

You can make donations by online banking. Simply log in to your bank account online, and make a payment directly to the Women’s Refuge account. Please email us for our account details.

Donate by cheque

Please make your cheque out to Women's Refuge and post it to:

Women’s Refuge
PO Box 6350
Marion Square
WELLINGTON 6141

If you would like a receipt, remember to put your full name and address in the envelope so we can send one out to you. 


Phone 0900 REFUGE

By telephoning 0900 REFUGE (0900 733 843), you make an automatic donation of $20 that is charged as a one-off payment to your phone bill.

Payroll giving

Many employers are offering the opportunity to voluntarily donate to your favourite charity through payroll giving. Donations of your nominated amount are made straight from your pay, giving an immediate 33% tax credit on your donation. Donating this way means you won’t have to submit receipts to the IRD at the end of the tax year to get a refund, and your PAYE is reduced by the amount of the tax credit. To support us through payroll giving, check it out with your employer first and then email us.

Make a bequest in your will

Even small bequests are of enormous value to Women’s Refuge and they are very gratefully received. To remember us you will need to write a will, or if you already have one you need to amend it. Please consult your solicitor or whoever holds your will. For more information, please email us.

Organise a fundraiser

Get involved, get creative and get planning your own event that raises both money and awareness about domestic violence and our services. We would love you to stage an event in your community, or with your family and friends – they’re fun, rewarding and a great way to meet new people.

Ideas for a fundraising event include organising a sausage sizzle at your local shopping mall; having a garage sale; throwing a progressive dinner party with your friends or workmates, with each person hosting a different course at their house; or getting sponsored in an event like a fun-run, walk or a triathalon. Our national annual appeal is held every July so holding an event in this month would be very helpful too.

Promote your event on Facebook or Fundraise Online as an easy way for your friends, family and workmates to sponsor you. We’d love to hear about your efforts – please email us. Besides, we may even be able to assist!

Donate good-quality items

Our local refuges are always looking for furniture, clothing, bedding, household items and children’s books in good condition to make our safe houses comfortable and homely for women and children escaping domestic violence. If you have goods to donate, please contact your local refuge and find out whether they will be of use. Thank you!

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