The Rainbow New Zealand Charitable Trust has raised a whopping $57,000 for Queer communities across Aotearoa with their inaugural GiveOut Day.

The Trust, who brought the GiveOUT Day fundraising platform to Aotearoa, New Zealand, hosted a fabulous GiveOUT Gala last Wednesday night, which raised $12,000 by auction of a wide range of items and experiences.

Along with the Auction funds, the Trust also received almost $24,000 in online donations, matched by sponsors Kiwibank, Southern Cross Health Insurance, PWC and Aurecon, with $21,500 of support. 


Following the event, the Trust thanked all involved, from sponsors, donors, and supporters, saying, “Thank you to all those who helped make our GiveOUT Gala a FUNdrasier to remember! Thanks to the volunteers on the night, Michelle Maitland, the team at Phoenix Cabaret and the brilliant Buckwheat and her gorgeous Show Girls!”

“A special mention to our GiveOUT Ambassadors Nikki Kaye and Louisa Wall, who have supported the Trust for many years and have worked behind the scenes to help us reach supporters and charities. And of course, thanks to our Community Supporters … express Magazine Microsoft, Caluzzi Cabaret and Cuetone Media.”

“Possibly our biggest thank you should go to 304 people/organisations who recognised the need in our twelve registered charities and donated directly to them through the GiveOUT webpage.”

“Your generosity means these organisations can continue to do the work they do to foster and support their respective local communities. Your actions have helped make our first GiveOUT Day the huge success it was and something we can all be proud of!”

While GiveOUT day 2022 has come to an end, The Rainbow New Zealand Charitable Trust continues to work throughout the year to raise money and distribute it throughout the Rainbow communities right across the country with our Community Grants & Tertiary Scholarship programme.

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