Friends of Wellbeing

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We're Your Trust

Uniquely local to North Canterbury.

Our mission is to improve the lives of people in North Canterbury by providing free community and social services.

But we can't do it without you.

We're a charity

We rely on people like you who care about the wellbeing of North Canterbury families and communities.
With your help we can deliver free services to individuals and families who are in need.

By becoming a Friend of Wellbeing you will help us provide:
Family Counselling
Community Youth Workers
Social Workers
Youth Drug and Alcohol Workers
Karanga Mai Early Learning Centre
Kaiapoi Community Pantry (also known as the Food Bank)
Mana Ake - Supporting kids
Restorative Justice Services
Youth Transition to Independence
Kaiapoi Community Support
School Attendance Services
Community Drivers

All for free



You or your business can make a one-off or regular donation
All donations of $5 or more are tax deductible.  The guarantee of ongoing, regular income is one of the most effective ways for us to plan and respond to community needs.

Click here to learn about Payroll Giving - the easy way to give regularly

You can become a major sponsor

We take your investment in our work seriously and are committed to using your sponsorship to reach people in need in the most effective and cost-efficient manner.

Sponsorship provides opportunities for you and your business to:

  • Engage more strongly with our local community
  • Connect with new audiences
  • Demonstrate social responsibility
  • Develop a culture of community support in your workplace

Find out more about the benefits of becoming one of our major sponsors here

You can give us free products or services

Like any organisation, we require goods and services to carry out our work.  If you can help out with this, please let us know.


You can give us your time

As a volunteer you'll have a positive impact on the lives of others in our community.
You can volunteer as a community driver, or help out at our Community Pantry, Karanga Mai Early
Learning Centre, Kaiapoi Community Support or Rangiora Office.
Please get in touch to find out more


You can give us food
With your donation we create nourishing food parcels for families in need.  Here's how

Thank you for helping us transform lives in North Canterbury

Together we can achieve amazing things.