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Thank you for your support. 100% of your donation goes to counselling for Kiwi kids and young people. Remember to claim a donation tax credit as a great way to make your donation go even further! Learn how to claim.
Enter the amount you wish to give to make a secure online donation via Credit Card or a bank account using Account2Account.
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Scan this QR code or text BOOTS to 469 to donate $3!
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The Key to Life Charitable Trust - Gumboot Friday
Search for us as a payee on your internet banking app or use 38-9020-0336055-01. You will find the fund under "Gumboot Friday Appeal" and can then set up a weekly donation of any amount at your chosen frequency.
You can also pop into any KiwiBank branch and they will help you deposit your donation. Just let them know it is for the "Gumboot Friday Appeal".
Gumboot Friday is an initiative by the Key to Life Charitable Trust, a fundraising and advocacy organisation that supports young people who are struggling with their mental health. We help connect young people with existing counsellors or therapists and provide funding for counselling, so that they get help as soon as they need it.
The Gumboot Friday counselling funding service is designed to take the pressure off current services and give young people facing long wait times an alternative pathway.
Gumboot Friday is not a long-term solution designed to take over from government services, rather, it should be seen as a bridge between current services and immediate need. Everyone is encouraged to seek government funded help while utilising our service.
100% of your donation that's deposited directly into the Kiwibank Gumboot Friday account goes to counselling for kiwi kids and young people. Kids (with the support of their adult supporters) can make an appointment directly with a counsellor or therapist that meets our criteria.
If you donate via the Direct Donation option, a receipt can be automatically generated and sent to your email. After you receive the donation successful message, simply click the continue option until you are returned to the Gumboot Friday website. A popup will then appear requesting you provide your full name (or company name) and an email address where the receipt can be sent. Be careful to enter your email address correctly, and check your spam folder if you don't see it in your inbox. If you still can't find it, drop us a message and we can dig it out for you.
If you make a donation via your online banking, or by directly depositing in a branch, we can also generate a donation receipt for you but the process takes longer. We would need you to provide us with the time, date, amount and any reference used for the transaction, so that we can locate it within the account and generate a manual receipt.
Yes, The Key to Life Charitable Trust is registered with IRD as an approved donee organisation.
As an employer, you can offer payroll giving so that your employees can make donations from their salary or wages to Gumboot Friday and/or I AM HOPE.
Employees who donate can receive the 33% tax benefit as they go (e.g. a $30 donation will reduce their PAYE by $10, and so the actual cost to the employee is only $20).
Set up payroll giving for Gumboot Friday under the following:
More information on tax credits and payroll giving can be found via these pages: Tax credits for donations (ird.govt.nz) and Payroll giving as an employee (ird.govt.nz)
Anyone in New Zealand who is 25 years of age or under.
We provide funding for young people aged 05-24 yrs to get counselling.
Counsellors are not employed by I AM HOPE or The Key to Life Charitable Trust. We're collecting a database of counsellors qualified to work with young people, so we can share their details on our website (counsellors can sign up here). Young people can get a counsellor from our database to make an appointment.
We have strict guidelines about the types of counsellors and therapists we accept onto our database.
They must all fit one of the following categories:
Counsellors and Therapists on our database are not a recommendation or exhaustive list of available professionals in New Zealand.
We encourage everyone to do the necessary research to find a practitioner who suits your personal needs.
We expect all counsellors and therapists on our database to provide I AM HOPE and Gumboot Friday clients with the same quality of service and professionalism as clients who pay directly.