Donating money or items such as clothing and food, can be a useful way to support those in need. To ensure you're donating to a valid organisation, we've provided guidelines below.
You can also search the Charities Services Register, to check whether someone asking for donations is a legitimate charity.
The Department of Internal Affairs offers further tips about how to make sure your donation will have an impact.
Page last updated: 18 July 2022
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