Would you like to support Canterbury families who have experienced domestic violence? By becoming an Aviva supporter, you can. 

We must generate almost $2 million per year to offer our services to Canterbury families. Only 40% of that comes from govenment contracts and we must find the rest elsewhere - so we really need your help.

Aviva is a registered charity (CC53151; this is the number of Aviva (incorporating Christchurch Women's Refuge) Charitable Trust) and therefore 33% of any donation to us can be claimed back from IRD.

Online Donations

You can donate by credit card via our secure donation page here: 

Where does your donation go?

At Aviva, every dollar makes a difference.

95% of our funding goes directly to the services that support our community to become violence free, only 5% is used for administration purposes.

95% of funds go to service delivery

There are many ways you make a donation to Aviva:

Direct Monetary Donations
Regular Donations
Donations of Goods
Payroll Giving
Funeral Donations
Fundraise for Us

Direct Monetary Donations


You can donate by credit card via our secure donation page: 

If you prefer, you can make a direct online deposit to us:
Bank: Kiwibank
Account Name: Aviva
Account Number: 38-9017-0823864-00
Please include your name as  reference. It's also nice if you email us with your contact details - we'd like to thank you and send you a receipt for tax purposes.


Of course, you can donate by cheque. Please send to: 
P O Box 24161,
Christchurch 8642

If you would like a receipt please include a return address. Keep your receipts to claim a 33% tax refund on your donation at the end of the financial year.

Regular Donations

You can become a regular supporter of Aviva on a weekly, monthly, or quarterly basis by setting up an automatic payment from your account or signing up via direct debit on our secure donation page. Simply contact your bank and ask to set up an automatic payment to Aviva. Our details are:


Bank: Kiwibank
Account Name: Aviva
Account Number: 38-9017-0823864-00

You can also set up an automatic payment yourself through internet banking. You choose the frequency and amount and you can alter this at any time. So that we can provide you with a receipt for tax rebate purposes at the end of the financial year (March 31), please be sure to email us your contact details.

Donations of Goods

After a very busy Christmas period at The Loft and our Rangiora office our food cupboards are bare.  We would really appreciate any spare tins/cuppa soup and any other non perishable food for us to give to our clients.  Alternatively food vouchers from Countdown, PaknSave etc are always very helpful.

We are still collecting new gifts to give for our clients as they start our group programmes or for clients to give to their children to help with birthday gifts.  Please note we only accept new items for our gifts.  Some great ideas are as follows:

  • Sports gear such as rugby ball, basket ball, netball, swingball game set 
  • Warehouse or other Mall vouchers. Vouchers that provide affordable clothing and food are always greatly appreciated.
  • New toys suitable to give to children - no toy weapons or Barbie style dolls please.
  • Arts and Crafts, Puzzle books, colouring in books with colouring in felts or crayons.
  • Toiletries for all ages, male and female
  • Jewellery
  • Nail polish
  • Entertainment passes (e.g. movies) to give to clients for activities (this helps with boredom over the long Christmas break, giving pleasure to all ages).
  • Gifts (or Giftcards) to give to children, young adults, women and men for their birthdays.
  • Mobile phones
  • Supermarket vouchers for clients – to help them get a nice feast for Christmas, or make sure they have food in there cupboard over such a tight budget time, also with holidays children are home so go through the food quickly!
  • Sports equipment

In Need

We are very grateful for the donation of material goods. However, our clients' needs are always changing and due to limited storage space we can only accept what we require at any given time

As of September 2018 we are looking for: 

  • Toddler Car Seats (need to be new - we require urgently 2 for a family)
  • Non perishable food - our cupboards are bear and we desperately need food for our clients
  • Bedding
  • Newborn baby supplies, including nappies, wipes, clothing, blankets, cot, pram etc.
  • New toiletries for children, women and men such as soap, deodrant shampoo, conditioner, toothbrushes and toothpaste.
  • Baby supplies including cot sheets, blankets, nappies etc.
  • Cleaning products
  • Non-perishable foods ie dried pasta, tinned soups/fruit/spaghetti, rice etc
  • Mobile phones top ups
  • Petrol vouchers

We are also currently collecting items to create personal care kits for children, women and men. We would appreciate items to go in these kits which will include things like:

  • sanitary products
  • razors
  • tissues and baby wipes
  • lice treatments

Our Donations Policy states that "Goods must meet NZ safety standards or international equivalent standards. Please note all wooden cots and small electrical items are to be declined. Larger electrical items, including white ware and heaters, will only be accepted if verified to be in good working order by an authorised tradesperson"

Please email us or call 0800 AVIVA NOW (0800 28482 669) to find out if we currently need any other items. Thank you.

Payroll Giving

If you are working and would like to make a no-fuss regular donation to us, you can ask your Payroll team to arrange Payroll Giving. Your are able to nominate a regular deduction from your gross salary to be gifted to a charity of your choosing. The scheme will be administered through the online PAYE tax system, so if your employer has signed up for the scheme you will receive the tax benefits on your donations each payday, rather than waiting to claim at the end of a tax year. If your employer has us on their system as Christchurch Women's Refuge, they will need to change this to Aviva (incorporating Christchurch Women's Refuge) Charitable Trust.

Payroll giving is already in place in other countries such as the UK, USA and Australia, where it has had positive results for charitable organisations. Some companies even match their employees’ donations as their own charitable gift (now 100% tax free for companies).The scheme is voluntary and employees can nominate any charity they choose. It costs employers nothing to take part. 

Make a Bequest

A bequest is a gift to charity after your death. You simply include the bequest in your will by specifying that a specific dollar amount be donated to Aviva as a recipient of your estate. You should talk to your family and lawyer about any bequest you are considering, but you may also like to explore how best your bequest can be used e.g. a particular part of our service. Please feel free to contact us directly in the first instance. 

Funeral Donations:

Many people will specify that funeral donations go to Aviva, often in lieu of flowers. This option can be discussed with your funeral director, as they will know the protocol for this type of donation.

Fundraise for Us

You can also undertake fundraising for us yourselves and make donating an enjoyable activity at the same time. You could organise your own event (e.g. a fun run - ask participants for a donation or to sponsor you), take part in another pre-organised event (e.g. a half-marathon, or the City-to-Surf) and ask people to sponsor or support you, or simply use an everyday activity (like asking for donations from your party or BBQ attendees) to raise a little cash for Aviva. Every bit helps. You can do it offline or, if its a bigger event, you can do it online. Check out Give-a-Little to set up your own fundraising page.