Every refuge in NZ needs a group of Aunties to get them what they need. Every refuge needs financial assistance. All are run as separate charities, all get funding from the MSD. Some are partially funded, some are fully funded. Regardless, they all need your assistance.
This is not a comprehensive list, and it works fromNorth to South.
Whare Timatatanga Hou Ora Inc: Kaitaia
t: 09 408 2946
On going need for toiletries, and accept furniture.
Mid North Womens Refuge
Leonette or Sailor
t: 09 401 1030
Good pots and pans, toiletries. Food is another ongoing need. Also new underwear is always useful.
Accept large items, furniture on a case by case basis. Limited storage.
Te Puna O Te Aroha Whangarei
t: 09 437 2127
Food, towels, bedding, nappies, women’s sanitary items, toiletries, women’s and children’s clothing (all sizes) although we do accept men’s clothing as well for larger boys, household goods, furniture, appliances/whiteware, food vouchers (supermarkets and Mad Butcher are always handy) and of course monetary donations
Also accept furniture and are able to pick up.
Hamilton Refuge Te Whakaruruhau
Amanda, Jo or Taina
t: 07 8551569
Mens and childrens clothing
Waitomo Waipa Womens Refuge
Linen & crockery
Accept furniture on a case by case basis. Limited storage.
Whanau Awhina Womens Refuge Whakatane
Bridget or Trish
t: 07 308 5531
Furniture for safehouses, storage is limited.
Napier Womens Refuge
Ongoing need for linen, do not accept large items/furniture.
Hastings Womens Refuge
t: 06 8789519
Linen, towels, pots and pans
PLEASE NO second hand soft toys, cheaper second hand children’s toys, left over items from garage sales fairs etc. Share an office space with Te Whare Rokiroki, Maori Women’s Refuge and share donations between our two Refuge services.
Te Whare Oranga Wairua Ki Heretaunga Hastings
t: 06 878 2042
Linen, towels, non perishable food
Can pick up furniture but limited storage.
Whare Manaaki Inc Porirua Refuge/Te Whare Tiaki
Samara of Whare Manaaki
t: 04 2346118
or Margaret from Te Whare Tiaki
All household items
Hutt City Womens Refuge
t: 04 569 1040
Practical household items; non-perishable food items; cleaning supplies; linen; children’s clothing
Accept furniture and pick up available
Wellington Womens Refuge
Food, clean tidy clothing, white ware, quality toys and books, some furniture: coffee tables, drawers etc
As with Te Whare Marama, please make sure that all goods are in reasonable condition. If it’s not good enough for you, it likely isn’t good enough for them.