You can make a huge difference in the lives of countless people from refugee and migrant backgrounds by supporting the work of CRS. Every gift you make today will improve their lives, and help to make this city not just a place to live, but also a home. If you’d like to support CRS financially by means other than a debit or credit, you can do so in these ways.


Bank: BNZ
Account Name: Christchurch Resettlement  Services Inc.
Account Number: 02 0865 0401444 00

Please include your name as reference. It’s also nice if you email us with your contact details, because we’d like to thank you and send you a receipt for tax purposes.


Please send your cheque to the following address and make payable to Christchurch Resettlement Services Inc:

Christchurch Resettlement Services Inc.
P O Box 9062, Tower Junction
Christchurch 8149

If you would like a receipt please include your return address. Keep your receipts to claim a 33% tax refund on your donation at the end of the financial year.


You can become a regular supporter of Christchurch Resettlement Services on a weekly, monthly, or quarterly basis by setting up an automatic payment from your account. Simply contact your bank and ask to set up an automatic payment to Christchurch Resettlement Services. The details are:

Bank: BNZ
Account Name: Christchurch Resettlement  Services Inc.
Account Number: 02 0865 0401444 00

You can also set up an automatic payment yourself through internet banking. You choose the frequency and amount and you can alter this at any time. So that we can provide you with a receipt for tax rebate purposes at the end of the financial year (March 31), please be sure to email us your contact details.


If you are working and would like to make a no-fuss regular donation to support the work of CRS, you can ask your Payroll team to arrange Payroll Giving. You can choose a regular amount to be deducted from your gross salary, to be gifted to CRS. The scheme will be administered through the online PAYE tax system, so if your employer has signed up for the scheme you will receive the tax benefits on your donations each payday, rather than waiting to claim at the end of a tax year.

Payroll giving is already in place in other countries such as the UK, USA and Australia, where it has had positive results for charitable organisations. Some companies even match their employees’ donations as their own charitable gift (now 100% tax free for companies).The scheme is voluntary and employees can nominate any charity they choose. It costs employers nothing to take part.


A bequest is a gift to charity after your death. You simply include the bequest in your will by specifying that a specific dollar amount be donated to Christchurch Resettlement Services as a recipient of your estate. You should talk to your family and lawyer about any bequest you are considering, but you may also like to explore how best your bequest can be used e.g. a particular part of our service. Please feel free to contact us directly in the first instance.


You can also undertake fundraising for us yourselves and make donating an enjoyable activity at the same time. You could organise your own event (e.g. a fun run – ask participants for a donation or to sponsor you), take part in another pre-organised event (e.g. a half-marathon, or the City-to-Surf) and ask people to sponsor or support you, or simply use an everyday activity (like asking for donations from your party or BBQ attendees) to raise a little cash for CRS. Every bit helps. You can do it offline or, if its a bigger event, you can do it online. Check out Give-a-Little to set up your own fundraising page.