International Development and Disaster Relief
together we can change lives
Rotary New Zealand assists its partners in providing support to those living in poverty or affected by natural disasters. Our goal is to create sustainable outcomes - in the form of a hand up rather than a handout.
Join us in our efforts to relieve suffering and poverty in developing countries. Rotary's motto, Service Above Self, is at the heart of everything we do.
Disaster relief. When our Pacific neighbours require immediate assistance following a cyclone, tsunami or earthquake, we distribute Emergency Response Kits. Once the initial response has passed, we help local people rebuild their lives. This might involve repairing homes, schools and hospitals, restoring water supplies and sanitation, and so on.
International development. We assist struggling communities make long-lasting improvements to their economic and social circumstances. We provide funding, project management expertise and experienced mentors to build capacity in affected communities so that they can become self-sufficient.
Emergency Response Kits
People can lose everything, including loved ones, when disaster strikes. You can help in a practical way. Help survivors get through the first days by providing Emergency Response Kits. Kits contain basic equipment so that a family can construct a simple shelter and clothe themselves. There are essentials such as tools, toiletries, first aid supplies and household items.
We need your help to create a polio-free world. Your donation helps us vaccinate children. For 30 years Rotary has worked with its partners towards eradicating this highly infectious and crippling disease but there are still children who remain unprotected. As long as one child remains infected with the virus, children everywhere are at risk. Help us immunise children now.
It’s all about teamwork. Without your generosity, partner projects in developing countries cannot be funded. But it takes more than money to really change lives. It takes compassion for those less fortunate than ourselves, expertise in many areas, stewardship, mentoring, capacity building and a can-do attitude – all of which we are able and keen to facilitate.
Working with Civil Defence and other agencies in the Pacific, Rotary New Zealand provides rapid response when there are humanitarian crises such as the devastating floods in Fiji. Donations help us provide Emergency Response Kits and other basic needs. We also support and work with our partners in the recovery phase.
Gift Cards Launched to Help Pacific Neighbours
When disaster strikes in the Pacific, our Rotary Emergency Response Kits (ERKs) are in hot demand. When Cyclone Winston hit Fiji last season, we distributed over 1000 Kits to families who needed shelter, bedding, tools, medical supplies and other absolute essentials to survive.
During the crisis, Rotarians and other donors began asking whether we had gift cards. They told us they wanted to be able to gift a Kit or some of its contents to a friend or loved one as a wedding, anniversary, birthday or memorial present. We responded immediately and can now offer gift cards to our donors.
How does it work? Make your donation to our Emergency Response Kit cause on this page, then send us an email with the name and address of the recipient and amount you have donated. We will post a gift card to your friend or family member on your behalf.
As a Registered Agency for Charitable Services CC26860, your donation qualifies for a tax credit. Thank you for your generosity.
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TRUCK DESPERATELY NEEDED IN FIJI
For over twenty years, Rotary volunteers from New Zealand and elsewhere have built 943 Rotahomes in Koroipita Town and in the hills and cane belt of Viti Levu.
Koroipita Town is fully funded by the New Zealand Government but the Rotahomes initiative still relies on donations from Rotary Clubs and members.
The good news is that there was zero damage at Koroipita Town following Cyclone Winston.
The bad news is that the truck that is vital to our operation has travelled 800,000 km and has done its last kilometre. We have a second truck but urgently need a backup.
Can you or your Rotary Club help? Please contact us with any suggestions or offers of assistance. Thank you.
From helping the disabled in Tonga to restoring adults' and children's sight in Fiji. There are so many important activities and individual projects that require funding. Please refer to our list and select one or more that you or your Rotary Club would like to support. Thank you.