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Payroll Giving is an easy way to support charities via a direct regular payment from your salary. There are a number of selected charities you can choose from, simply complete the Payroll Giving Authority Form. You can choose more than one charity.

Our payroll system will allow the donation to be passed to your charity electronically. And you get your tax credit (33.33% of your donation) back immediately. This saves the hassle of collecting receipts for a tax claim at the end of the year. The donation and tax credit reimbursement will appear separately on your payslip. The IRD website has a useful calculator so you can work out what you can expect to receive as a tax credit.

Please note the University of Otago Payroll Giving programme is designed to support regular payments not one-off donations and only for the charities listed. If you wish to change an existing donation or cease making donations please complete the Payroll Giving Deduction Change/Cease Form.

Charities

Cancer Society of New Zealand
Cure Kids
Diabetes NZ Otago Branch
Neurological Foundation of NZ
New Zealand Red Cross
Oxfam New Zealand
Orokonui Ecosanctuary
Parkinson Society of NZ Inc
St John
The Fred Hollows Foundation of NZ
The Salvation Army
Unicef New Zealand
University of Otago Foundation Trust
Wellington Free Ambulance

Cancer Society of New Zealand

The Cancer Society works to improve community well-being by reducing the incidence and impact of cancer with core activities in Support Services, Health Promotion, Information and Research. Our comprehensive range of support services is designed to help patients, carers, friends and family deal with the impact of cancer while maintaining a positive future outlook. Health Promotion focuses on reducing the risk of cancer by providing individuals and communities with advice and information. We receive no direct government funding and rely solely on the generosity of donors for funding.

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Cure Kids

Cure Kids are New Zealand’s largest charitable funder of child health. Since their inception more than 45 years ago, they have funded more than $40 million of research which has helped save, extend and improve the lives of kids both here and around the world.
Cure Kids are the only charity in New Zealand that funds research across a broad spectrum of child health. Some of the areas they are currently funding include; inherited heart conditions, childhood cancer, cystic fibrosis, stillbirth, burns, child and adolescent mental health, among many others.
Cure Kids rely on the support and generosity of New Zealanders to support critical research to improve health outcomes for our kids.
Learn more about Cure Kids and the research they are funding by visiting www.curekids.org.nz

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Diabetes NZ Otago Branch

We are a branch of Diabetes NZ, a charity who provide resources, education, awareness and support to those in our community who are affected by diabetes.
As we are not government funded it is essential that we raise funds to support our work and we do this by way of Community Grants, fundraising events, donations and bequests. We are also very grateful for the generosity of organisations, businesses and community groups. All of the money raised and donated in Otago is used for the benefit of people in Otago.

Our information/education center is open to everyone from Monday to Friday 10am to 2pm. We supply products and equipment and give instruction on their care and use.

We maintain our public profile by being involved in community based education, health expos plus industry and work related wellness initiatives.

An alarming rate of 50 people per day are diagnosed with diabetes in New Zealand, the need for awareness, education and prevention has never been greater than now.

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Neurological Foundation of NZ

The Neurological Foundations mission is to alleviate suffering from diseases and disorders of the brain and nervous system through research and education.
The Foundation is an independent body and charitable trust that raises funds to ensure this country’s top neuroscientists can continue leading-edge research into neurological disorders.

One in five New Zealanders will suffer from a neurological disorder in their lifetime and for 45 years the Foundation has been the main non-government funder (and non-government funded) of neurological research in New Zealand.

We fund approx. $2.5million of neurological research and educational grants each year nationally.

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New Zealand Red Cross

The mission of the New Zealand Red Cross is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilising the power of humanity and enhancing community resilience. We help around the world - sending aid workers to help communities affected by emergencies and conflicts. We help in the face of tragedy - our emergency response teams and volunteers do what is needed, where it is needed. We help those in need - in New Zealand and overseas our programmes are designed to assist those who need it, where they need it. We provide education - our training programmes ensure all New Zealanders keep safe, stay well and know what to do when disaster strikes. Our programmes include: Community Transport, Disaster, Conflict and Appeal Response, Emergency Operation, First Aid Training, International Aid Worker Programme, International Development Programme, Meals on Wheels, Pacific Development Programme, Pathways to Employment, People Savers, Refugee Services, Restoring Family Links, Save-a-Mate, Wars, Laws and Humanity
Details of the programmes we offer are below. Further information can be found at https://www.redcross.org.nz/what-we-do/

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Oxfam New Zealand

One in three people in the world lives in poverty. Oxfam NZ is determined to change the world by mobilising the power of people against poverty.
Around the globe, Oxfam works to find practical, innovative ways for people to lift themselves out of poverty and thrive. We save lives and help rebuild livelihoods when crisis strikes. And we campaign so that the voices of the poor influence the local and global decisions that affect them.

In all we do, Oxfam works with partner organisations and alongside vulnerable women and men to end the injustices that cause poverty.

With your help we can create a safer, more fair, and sustainable world. Thank you for being part of the solution!

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Orokonui Ecosanctuary

Orokonui is a very appropriate charity for the support of University of Otago staff given the close relationship between our two organisations. In our long standing MOU with the University, most recently revised in 2013, there is a strong commitment by both parties to work collaboratively to promote conservation and foster research. Many University departments, from Zoology to Tourism, participate in our education programme, undertake research in our ‘living classroom’ and use our resources and facilities. Many individual University staff members already show their support through membership of Orokonui and in volunteering here on retirement.
The dedication of the Dunedin community to help us achieve our long term vision of restoration of this coastal Otago forest ecosystem and provision of safe habitat to many critically endangered species is evident in the growing membership base of more than 1500 and the more than 12,000 hours of voluntary input each year. This social value complements the significant conservation and education benefits for which we are well known.

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Parkinson's Society of NZ Inc

Parkinson’s New Zealand provides information, education and support to people with Parkinsonism conditions, their carers, families and health professionals. Nearly 13,000 people in New Zealand live with Parkinson’s every day and we provide them with the tools they need to live healthy, happy and productive lives. We have twenty divisions and branches across New Zealand who provide a Community Educator Service and run support groups and exercise classes. Community Educators are health professionals who visit people in their own homes to offer advice and support to people living with this progressive neurological condition. Their expertise on the condition and the continuity of care they provide helps people with Parkinson’s manage their condition and remain independent for longer. Parkinson’s New Zealand is recognized by the Parkinson’s community and by medical experts to be the primary source of information and support for people living with Parkinson’s.

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St John

Providing Ambulance Services throughout New Zealand will always be a core activity for St John, however we’re also playing an increasing role in meeting the broader health needs of New Zealand communities.
Central to everything we achieve is the energy and generosity of our volunteers and supporters.

Providing an effective Ambulance Service is central to developing strong communities. This core service is supported by our event medical services for everything from school fairs to major international sports matches. To help people in hospital, we offer our Friends of the Emergency Department and Hospital Friends services, which provide non-clinical support to patients and their family and friends. .
Our Youth Programme encourages young people to develop personal strengths and care for others. They learn first aid and make friends in the process. We also provide a comprehensive range of adult first aid training courses to teach people the skills they need to act with confidence in an emergency. We provide a medical alarm service to help people live safely, for longer, in their own homes. This is complemented by our Caring Caller service, which provides a friendly phone call to check on someone’s wellbeing. We have also established Health Shuttles in a number of areas to help people with impaired mobility attend essential appointments.

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The Fred Hollows Foundation of NZ

The Fred Hollows Foundation carries on the work of a very special New Zealander, the late Professor Fred Hollows (1929-1993). Fred was an internationally acclaimed eye surgeon and social justice activist who championed the right of all people to high quality and affordable eye care.
We have a vision of a world where no one is needlessly blind. We work to restore sight and end avoidable blindness across Asia, Africa and the Pacific.
Our sight-restoring work is funded entirely by the voluntary contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations and governments.
The Foundation has performed over two million sight-restoring operations and treatments. In many cases all it took was a short 20-minute operation costing as little as $25.
In 1993, The Fred Hollows Foundation opened an office in New Zealand. In the early days we raised money to support the intraocular lens laboratories in Eritrea and Nepal. Since 2002 we have been restoring sight and training eye health workers in the Pacific Islands, Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste where 4 out of 5 people who are blind don't have to be. Amazing global achievements.
Since The Foundation was established in 1992, we have set up independent and commercially successful intraocular lens (IOL) laboratories in Nepal and Eritrea that have produced millions of sight-saving lenses. In doing so we reduced the cost of IOLs from over $200 to just $5, making cataract surgery affordable in some of the world’s poorest communities.

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The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army assists over 120,000 New Zealanders each year through our wide range of community services which include food parcels, budgeting advice, supportive accommodation and counselling services.
The Sallies community centres offer Kiwis and their families a hand up, not just a hand out. We work beyond their immediate need to offer a long-term, holistic solution to social and economic issues such as poverty, addiction and unemployment.
As we continue to see more and more Kiwis coming to us in need, it is important that we maintain support through corporate partnerships.
In partnering with The Salvation Army, you are aligning yourself with one of the world’s top 200 brands and HayGroup 2010’s Most Reputable Not for Profit. Along with the positive impact you will have on society, the partnership will help increase the positive perception of your company to staff, customers and suppliers. Together, we can make a difference in Kiwis lives.

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Unicef New Zealand

Childhood is a magical time of wonder, happiness and learning. But for millions of children around the world, there’s no such thing as a childhood. War, work, or grinding poverty mean far too many are denied their basic right to be children, and to reach their full potential.
We’re working hard to change this picture.
UNICEF is the global authority on children, and fights for every child's right to survive and thrive into adulthood.
UNICEF is present in 194 countries, and has seven decades of experience protecting children and helping them reach their full potential.
Every child is born with fundamental human rights: the right to health care and education, to be treated equally, and protected from harm. UNICEF is the unifying force that helps build a world where these rights are realised, for every child.
UNICEF advocates for the protection of children's rights by bringing together governments, donors, humanitarian agencies, businesses and children themselves.
UNICEF ensures health, education, a fair go, and protection from violence and the environment, for every child.

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University of Otago Foundation Trust

The University of Otago Foundation Trust is a registered charitable trust, established in 2002 to receive and administer all donations gifted to the University. As an umbrella trust, it comprises of 373 individual trust funds, each with specific terms and conditions stating the purpose for which the funds are to be used. The University of Otago Foundation Trust is committed to sustaining a culture of excellence, supporting world-class research, teaching and scholarship across the University.

By contributing to the University of Otago, you become part of a tradition of philanthropy, enabling staff and students to achieve their full potential, and to make meaningful contributions to our local, national and International communities.

Thank you, we are very appreciative of your support.

If you would prefer to support a particular area of interest and/or for more information on giving to the University please visit our website http://www.otago.ac.nz/alumni/donate/foundations-trusts/otago102457.html

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Wellington Free Ambulance

We believe emergencies needn’t cost lives or money.

We are the only emergency ambulance service in the Greater Wellington and Wairarapa region, and help nearly 50,000 people who need our help urgently every year. When you need help, our 111 emergency call takers are there for you. They find out where you are, what is wrong, and arrange for one of our world class ambulances to arrive with two highly trained paramedics. Our paramedics do everything they can to take care of you, whether they treat you at home, or take you to hospital. They save lives, and are there for you whenever you may need them. All for free. We are the only free ambulance service in New Zealand. You are the ones who make the free ambulance service possible.

This year, we celebrate 90 years of Wellington Free Ambulance. Help us be here for you, your family, your friends, your colleagues, for another 90.

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