NZSecretSanta registrations are open!

Registrations opened yesterday, so don’t forget to register – don’t delay, it should only take you a few minutes. If you run into any issues while signing up, drop us an email (nzsecretsanta@nzpost.co.nz) or a DM on Twitter and we’ll see you right.

Remember, there will be no extensions to the registration window this year – don’t miss out; register now.

Gifting to former refugee families

 


Our Community Partner NZ Red Cross are critical to new Kiwis settling into our country.  Former refugees that settle in New Zealand are re-establishing themselves and their families and quite often need basic household goods as a start.

With a greater need to support Refugees than ever, we have a goal to provide all 800 new Kiwi families with a holiday gift to setup their new home.

If you want to send an additional gift to Santa’s Storehouse for former refugees being taken in by New Zealand and supported by the New Zealand Red Cross, we’ll make sure that’s possible. If you don’t want to, that’s cool – no one is going to judge you.

If you choose to send in a gift for the new Kiwi families, please keep the following in mind:

  • They don’t have much (in most cases, anything)
  • The gift should be family focused
  • Everything will be gratefully received
  • The gift for NZ Red Cross should be marked “RED CROSS GIFT” and separate to the gift for your NZ Secret Santa recipient (just to be safe…we don’t want gifts going to the wrong place!)

Ideas for Red Cross gifts include good quality small household items and sporting equipment (e.g. balls, bats, backyard cricket sets etc).

We’ve also set up a new Give a little campaign for our charity contribution this year and you’re most welcome to donate to that here: https://givealittle.co.nz/fundraiser/nzsecretsanta2015

Addressing your gifts

When you’ve been matched up with your receiver, you’ll need to send your gifts into Santa’s Storehouse as soon as possible – please make sure you use the following format for addresses:

Sending to your receiver Sending to the New Zealand Red Cross
@twitterhandle
Santa Storehouse
c/o NZ Post
9 Laurence Stevens Drive
Auckland Airport
Auckland 2022
RED CROSS GIFT
Santa Storehouse
c/o NZ Post
9 Laurence Stevens Drive
Auckland Airport
Auckland 2022

It’s also REALLY helpful for us when you use a tracked service to get the item to the storehouse – it means we can scan the parcel when it arrives and check it in quickly. 🙂 If you use a delivery service other than NZ Post, please enter the tracking number into your dashboard at https://nzsecretsanta.nzpost.co.nz so we know to expect it.

Questions? Confused? Want to chat?

We’re always happy to help when we can – drop us a line on Twitter (@nzsecretsanta) or via email if you’d prefer it remain private: nzsecretsanta@nzpost.co.nz.

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