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There are lots of reasons why people beg on the street. Each person has their own story to tell, and mostly it'll be one we can sympathise with.
Instinctively, many of us want to give spare change to people we see begging. At best, this only helps in the short term. At worst, your money gets spent on drink, drugs or gambling - and so the problem goes on.
Help to create long-term solutions by donating to the Alternative Giving Fund. All donations go to six organisations in Wellington that help get people off the street and keep them off.
As well as providing basic needs such as food, clothing or transport, these services also help to provide sustainable solutions that prevent the need to beg.
Alternative Giving Posters (420KB PDF)
Frequently Asked Questions
See the answers to frequently-asked questions and learn more about what's behind alternative giving.
Don shares how alternative giving has helped turn his life around.
There are three ways you can donate:
Visit the Alternative Giving Fund site to download the Pushpay app and donate:Alternative Giving Fund
Drop-in centre for vulnerable inner-city residents
Catacombs - Givealittle
Helps the most vulnerable people in Wellington to break the cycle of homelessness.
Donate - DCM
Provides meals to the homeless and others in need, and supports them to find housing and healthcare.
Donate - Suzanne Aubert Compassion Centre
Provides support and a safe place to sleep.
Wellington Homeless Women's Trust - Givealittle
Provides emergency overnight accommodation for men who are homeless.
Wellington Night Shelter - Givealittle
Provides services, founded on Christian care and compassion, for the Greater Wellington region.
Help Us - Wellington City Mission
This campaign is a partnership between Wellington City Council, the Police and organisations that support the city's vulnerable residents.
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