Every contribution, big or small helps people in need across Southland.
Unemployment, poverty, family disputes, mental illness, aging, isolation and social disadvantage are just some of the issues we see people trying to cope with every day. Your support will reassure them that they are not alone and that their community cares.
There are many ways you can give and we really appreciate any gift.
Donations for general purposes are particularly useful as we can use these to provide support where there is the most urgent need.
Presbyterian Support Southland is a registered charity with the New Zealand Charities Commission (CC22363). Donations over $5 are tax deductible.
At Family Works we see children, young people and their families when they are at their lowest point and need a hand to face life’s challenges.
We support over 1200 Southland families per year with social services, including Foster Care, Family Start Programme, Buddy Programmes, Parenting Programmes, Counselling, Social Work Support and Family Dispute Resolution Services.
Demand for our services continue to grow and we can’t do this alone. We invite you to Be an Angel and help us support a family like Miriam’s.
Miriam and her children recently left a long term abusive relationship. Although she knew that she shouldn’t go back to her partner, she felt she couldn’t cope on her own and was afraid of what her partner would do if she didn’t take him back.
She struggled with the daily demands of parenting, felt afraid and isolated. She turned to her GP for support, who referred her to Family Works.
A Family Works social worker met with Miriam and together decided what assistance would be beneficial for her family. Family Works provided help with parenting skills and Foster Care so the children and Miriam could have a break while
she worked through the domestic violence issues with other organisations.
Through Family Works and other organisations help, great progress was made enabling Miriam to have confidence in her parenting abilities and not return to an abusive relationship.
Be an Angel, and support a family like Miriam’s on a regular basis.
There are multiple ways to support:
Any level of support is greatly appreciated.
If you would like to make regular or one-off online donations, please visit our online donations page.
If you would like to make regular internet transfers, our bank account is:
BNZ: 02 0924 0545924 00
• Particulars: your initials and surname
• Reference: Donation / general or specific area you would like it applied too
You may choose to post a cheque payable to Presbyterian Support Southland, to PO Box 314 Invercargill 9840.
If you have started to make a monetary donation, please let us know. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact details so we can create a tax deductible receipt. Please include your name, postal address, email, phone numbers and if you would like your donation to go to a specific purpose or be applied where most needed.
If you would like to donate quality clothing and household items for families in need, please drop these in to our Family Works office at 183 Spey Street Invercargill.
Goods are accepted between 9am-5pm, Monday - Friday.
Remember, every amount or type of gift, regardless of size is greatly appreciated.