The High Holidays Appeal will be active after havdalah on 2nd day Rosh Hashannah (Sunday 17 September) and will run until Erev Yom Kippur (Sunday 24 September), but donations will be accepted from now. This is our first major fundraiser since 2017 when we raised $15,000. Help us beat that goal and take part in one of the three key aspects of the High Holidays: Charity.
Donations can be made at Givealitlle, via our campaign partner CauseMatch or directly to our bank account (BNZ 02-0100-0017176-00 – Bnei Akiva New Zealand Inc.) We are a registered charity, and donations over $5 are eligible for a New Zealand charitable giving tax credit and will be given a donation receipt.
Givealittle and CauseMatch will automatically generate donation receipts. If you would like to donate via bank transfer and want a donation receipt, please include your name in the reference and email us if we don’t already have your email to send the receipt to.
International donations should be made via CauseMatch.
Where is it going?
As well as helping recover from the big financial hit we took when Covid cancelled summer camp last year, there are several areas where we need support, and the funds raised will be spread across them:
Events including our opening seminar where our madrichim (leaders) learn and prepare for the year ahead, our shabbatonim (Shabbat weekend stay-over) and sending chanichim (campers) and madrichim to Bnei Akiva Federal Camp in Australia (as well as other Bnei Akiva Australia collaborations) are run at a loss. With flights and other prices increasing our losses on these have increased as well. While we do what we can to minimise these they are somewhat inevitable if we want to keep running Bnei Akiva, so we need to raise money that can be put aside for these events in future years.
Second, most of our tziud (equipment) including our siddurim, electronics and educational resources, has been around since 2010 or longer. Some of it is getting old and broken, and we need money to buy new tziud that can last the next generation another 15+ years.
Finally is our camps, where we are committed to ensuring that no children cannot attend camp due to financial difficulties. With increased camp costs (flights, food and campsites primarily), the number and amount required to support this goal has significantly increased in recent years.