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Help others be Super Warm this winter.

Some of us are fortunate to be living in warm, well-insulated homes during the winter months. We can afford to switch on a heater, buy wood for the fire, and keep ourselves and our loved ones warm and dry.

Sadly this is not the case for many others.

Children and the elderly are particularly vulnerable, and each winter approximately 1,600 deaths in New Zealand are attributed to damp, cold houses. 

The Winter Energy Payment was introduced by the NZ Government to help older people stay warm and healthy during the colder months. 

This year those receiving NZ Super will receive an additional $450 for a single person, or $700 for a couple, from 1 May until 1 October 2019.

Auckland Foundation has set up the Super Warm Fund as an easy way for generous NZ Superannuitants who don't need this extra payment to instead donate it and support those who are more vulnerable during the winter months.

If you can afford to, we can help you to get this small bonus to someone in Auckland who needs help staying warm this winter.

Make a donation.


How will your donation help?

"We focus on, and encourage kindness. This project has created a growing community of care, where generous acts of kindness join together to make a practical difference for those in need."

- Bernie Harfleet

This year we are working with the wonderful Give a Kid a Blanket initiative.

Founded and run by Bernie Harfleet and Donna Turtle Sarten, this 100% volunteer-driven project collects and distributes blankets, and warm items such as hot water bottles, pyjamas, socks and beanies across Auckland to families in need. All donations to the Super Warm Fund will go to support this important and vital work.

Gifting your Winter Energy Payment is simple.

You can make a donation online by choosing the
Super Warm Fund.

Or, if you prefer to make a bank transfer, you will find our account details further down this page.

You can also call us on (09) 366 1523 or send us an email at info@aucklandfoundation.org.nz.


And if you're a bit too young to be getting your NZ Super, you can still make a donation and we'll direct your generosity straight to where it will have an impact.

Read how generous New Zealanders helped make a difference last year.

Additional information.

Making a donation

Donations can be made either online by selecting "Super Warm Fund" or by bank transfer to the below account details.

Auckland Foundation
Reference/Code/Particulars: Your name/Super Warm Fund

If you make an online donation via credit card, your credit card will be charged at the time of donation and (in the case of recurring donations) at the intervals chosen when you sign up.

Please note that a 2% fee will be deducted from donations to the Super Warm Fund made by credit card. 


Distribution of donations

All donations to the Super Warm Fund will be collected and dispersed by Auckland Foundation.

Funds will be distributed through an application process open to community organisations and charities working across Auckland to keep others warm over winter.

The size of grants made will be dependent on the amount of funds raised.

Charities and community groups can apply online here.



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