No one has ever become poor by giving. – Anne Frank
The Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s Society of Canterbury relies on support from our members, community and supporters to allow us to continue our essential work. There are many ways in which you can help us to continue to provide our services and maintain our high level of support.
All donations are to be made in New Zealand Dollars.
One Off Donations
We have a few ways to give if you are just wanting to give a one-off donation.
- Direct deposit can be done as a transfer with your bank, in branch, online, or by banking app, into the Society’s bank account details:
The Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s Society of Canterbury (Inc), BNZ
02 0800 0969020 00
- Cheque made payable to the Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s Society of Canterbury. If you only mention MS or Parkinson’s, we cannot use the cheque.
- Online donations via Givealittle
Please be aware, if you choose to donate funds to either MSNZ or Parkinson’s NZ, the funds will not be forwarded to this Society. Although we are affiliated with these organisations, we do not receive any funds from them and operate separately from them. We are the only organisation in Canterbury that offers the services for MS and Parkinson’s that we do.
If you wish for your donation to go to a specific area, simply specify to us when donating and we will ensure that the funds are distributed there.
Becoming a regular donor allows the Society a certain amount of security. As little as $1 a week can make a difference, and there is flexibility to set the payment to be as much or as little as you want and to be paid out at whatever frequency that suits you.
You can set up the payment by filling out an Automatic Payment Authority for Regular Giving Form and posting it back to us, by asking us to send a form to you, give us your bank details over the phone for us to set up the payment, or set up the payment yourself with your bank using the details above.
Ask your employer to subscribe you to this through IRD. This is a great way to give, as it goes out of your pay before it reaches your account, so you won’t even notice it going!
This handy app gives you money off hundreds of restaurants and local businesses, which includes takeaways! You can still support our local businesses and save a little money at the same time. Entertainment gives a portion of the profits to the charity directly. Buy your membership with them here.
Donation Tax Credits Claims
A recent improvement to myIR (Inland Revenue’s secure online service) means our supporters can now claim their donation tax credits online. This removes the need for them to complete a paper form.
This change also means:
• They’ll receive their refund much sooner.
• Receipts can be electronic receipts or photos or scans of paper receipts.
• Receipts can be uploaded at any time during the year.
Tax Credits can be claimed on any donation over $5. If you need any help or more information, please contact the office.