service allows any New Zealander to research and donate to deserving
community organisations throughout the country. The site works as a
match maker, putting people who have something they want to give away,
in contact with someone that does. With goods donations, in most cases
the receiving organisation will come and collect the items directly
from the Donor.
Donor membership is available to anyone in New Zealand absolutely free
Recipients membership is also free
All Recipients must be from a verified, Not-for-profit, School, Early Childhood Centre or community organisation. Their authenticity is obtained before activating their account.
There are two main regions of the website, through
which you can make offers on DonateNZ :
– Contains requests
for donations of goods and time from Recipients. It may even be a request for
something you have lying round in your garage and would happily part with. To
answer a wish, simply click “Fulfill Wish” along with the quantity you can
supply and you will be provided with the Recipients contact details.
Offers – Where
anyone can list offers of goods, time or discounts. Once a listing has been
loaded onto the website, it is viewable in this area. Everyone can see the
Offers, however only Recipients are able to accept the listing and gain the
other party’s contact details.
Weekly email updates keep you informed of what organisations in your
area are asking for. Sign up for these on the right hand tool bar. You
can unsubscribe at any time by clicking “Unsubscribe” link at the
bottom of the email.
Why DonateNZ? You get the satisfaction of knowing that you have
made a difference to your community and the Recipient gets what they
need, when they need it. Believe it or not, Recipients
have sheds full with 'stuff' that they get given, which they do not
need. However, they don’t want to discourage community support by
refusing donations. DonateNZ gives both parties the control and support
they need to ensure nothing goes to waste again.
So c'mon Kiwis, get behind DonateNZ.com. One donation can make a difference. It’s so easy and the rewards are so great!
What can I donate?
There are 3 main types of Offers you can make on the site.
1. Donate Stuff
The possibilities of what 'things' you can give away are endless. An
item can be listed in any condition, however you must specify this when
creating your listing. While we do not guarantee all items will have
recipients waiting for them, the following are highly desirable items
for our current members:
- DVD, Video
& Other Media
Equipment, Seeds & Plants
- Music &
- Odds 'n Ends
- Sports Gear
computers & peripherals
2. Donate Time
DonateNZ is also equipped to handle donations of time & expertise to
If you have ever felt like helping out in your community but haven’t
known how, then this facility is fantastic for you. The amount of time
you commit is your choice, as with where and when you go.
If you have an area of expertise
and would like to speak at a local school, list it!
If you have spare time and
want to help out with odd jobs, list it!
If you want to assist in
a community event such as the annual school play, list it!
If you want to help coach or
manage school sport, list it!
When donating time, be very descriptive
to assist recipients choose the right helper. Please be aware that there may be
protocols to observe when guests participate at individual schools.
3. Offer a Discount
A business can also offer community organisations a purchasing
discount at their premises. This helps them to give the local community
a "leg up" in addition to introducing themslves to a new customer
In order to ensure the happiness and safety
of all members within the site, there are terms & conditions which must be
adhered to. View
these here. Any organisation or member found to be breaking these rules can
have their membership revoked.