A Safer Future Can't Wait

Annual Appeal Week 14-20 May 2018

Around the corner, down the street or next door to you there is someone living with violence or fear, and it’s a lonely place to be.

Family and sexual violence is shockingly prevalent in our communities, but at Aviva, we believe that New Zealand can be violence-free if we all choose not to ignore or condone violence. Just as importantly, we need to ensure that support is there – free, empathetic, visible and accessible support – to overcome the effects of interpersonal violence.

As a community of caring people who want the best for ourselves and others, together we can support people to create violence-free futures. Creating that change is too important to wait, but so often it does – a lack of resources means that we must prioritize people based on their situation and risk, and some may wait three-six weeks for the in-depth support they need. That is not OK.

That’s why we need your help. On May 18 and 19 Aviva is holding our annual appeal. It involves a street appeal and postal appeal; could you help us?

If you want to support people overcome the effects of violence, you could:

  • Volunteer two hours (or more!) of your time to our street appeal on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th of May. We are collecting throughout Christchurch, Kaiapoi, Rangiora, Lincoln, Amberley and Rolleston. Click on the following links to register your interest:

               Individual volunteer form    Group volunteer form

  • Run your own fundraising event with your colleagues, family, class mates, friends or community group. Perhaps you could take up a collection at work, run a raffle, or arrange a quiz?
  • Make a donation to Aviva. You can find all the details on how you can do this online here, or by cheque here.
  • Gift goods or services that we can gift to clients or use for fundraising.

If you decide to do a fundraiser, we would love to hear about it so that we can share your plans, photos and successes with our other supporters. 

Anything you do is a huge help to people waiting to live without violence.

If you are interested in supporting Aviva but the timing of our Appeal Week does not suit you, please choose any time that works for you – we love support all-year round. Thanks.