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Giving to Young Life New Zealand Trust

Want to give?

Set up Payments Online

If you wish to set up a bank payment, please visit your bank's website and use the account details below. Please note these instructions are for those within New Zealand.

Account name: YOUNG LIFE NZ     

Bank: Westpac                

Account number 03-0166-0392091-000

Particulars: DONATION                              

Code: Write "GENERAL"

Reference: Leave blank

What if I want to give to a specific school, camp or staff person?


You can always give to the part of our mission you feel called to give to. If you have questions, email

1. GENERAL - General gifts go to support any part of our trust activity.

2. CHOOSE A SCHOOL - We currently have youth workers at BOTANY Downs Secondary College, EDGEWATER College, HOWICK College, and PAKURANGA College.


What staff person can I support?

To support a staff person, write their first initial and last name on the reference line. Example: CBell


Senior Staff: Carmel Bell, Lyall Carter, Jackie Cox, Sarah Saunders, Jewel Turinsky, Mike Turinsky.

Botany Downs Secondary School: Isaac Chen, Jackie Cox, Mike Turinsky, Joshua Yang.

Edgewater College: Lucas Eng, Sarah Saunders.

Howick College: Lyall Carter, Holly Kerrigan-Morley

Pakuranga College: Carmel Bell, Chenae Korewha, Amelia Smith, Fiona Taylor.

The Sarah Saunders Family Fund -
This fund is due to the sudden death of Sarah's husband in March 2022. We want to help Sarah continue to work as a youth worker and continue her studies to become a trauma counsellor while she provides for her four children. Gifts can be labelled simply : SSaunders.

The Bravo Project -

This is a new project we are just starting to explore camping ministries for men and fathers. For years we have seen men attend as 'helpers' at Young Life Fish Camp and get just as much out of camp as the teenagers. So now we are asking, "What if we created camps specifically for men?" "What if we created an entire wellness programme to help men, especially fathers, connect together and used the same principles we have used with youth and used them with their adult fathers?" The Bravo Project will explore the possibility of organising cutting-edge adventure camps aimed directly at men who have not gone into the wilderness much before, and how to combine adventure and mental health into programmes that are both fun and helpful to men in our communities. Gifts can be labelled simply: Bravo.

All donations to Young Life New Zealand qualify for the charitable donations tax rebate. Donation receipts will be sent at the end of the financial year, (by 1st of May) unless requested earlier. Thank you again for your support!

Young Life relies on the financial support of caring individuals and grant organisations to fund its service to the community. If you would like to support the work of Young Life please choose one of the methods of payment listed below. We need people who are willing to start investing in this opportunity right now.


Our Young Life community is currently working with teens in East Auckland. Gifts can be designated to support a particular staff person, collage, or camp.

Every gift we receive is important. Whether it is a one-time gift or a fortnightly pledge, $5 or $5,000, we know you are making a personal sacrifice. Thank you for your generosity and concern for the youth of New Zealand.

Did you know that you can receive up to 33% of a Young Life donation back as a tax credit from Inland Revenue? For more information, please visit

A Few Ways to Give

1. Set up Payments Online

See instructions in the left column on this page.

2. To Send a Cheque

As of January 2021, our New Zealand bank no longer accepts cheques. New Zealand is phasing out cheques at most banks. If you want to give but aren't sure how, please email us and tell us where you are and that you want to give. We will help point you to the right place.


Please email by clicking here first.

3. Contact the Young Life office

Please feel free to call the Young Life office and discuss your intended giving with us directly at 09-534-3868 or email (click here).

4. Overseas USA Supporters Click Here to transfer to our sister organisation which will also give you a USA donation receipt.

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