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Thank you New Zealand!

40 Hour Famine 2016

Thank you New Zealand!

Thank you to the thousands of New Zealanders who took up a 40 Hour challenge on the weekend to raise funds for refugee children! You are amazing. 

It’s not too late to support a loved one or make a donation. This year’s money is supporting child-friendly spaces for refugee children to help them recover from the trauma of war and to be kids again.

Make it count: How to bank your funds

Went solo?

Went solo?

If you did the 40 Hour Famine as an individual here is how to make sure your funds count:

  • Donations by credit card or internet banking are already with us.
  • Cash or cheque donations need to be banked at any ANZ branch along with your sponsorship book deposit slip. Don't have a book and need to make a deposit? Email your name and address to faminebooks@worldvision.org.nz to get your deposit details.

Part of a group?

Part of a group?

If you did the 40 Hour Famine as part of a group here is how to make sure your funds count:

  • All your online donations are already with us - don't break a sweat.
  • All cash and cheque donations, along with your sponsorship book, need to be passed to your 40 Hour Famine organiser who will do all your banking for you. Easy!

A hero Famine Organiser?

A hero Famine Organiser?

If you took charge and headed up a 40 Hour Famine group here is how to make sure your funds count:

  • Transfer all money raised to World Vision's 40 Hour Famine account number: 06-0101-0323407-02 OR
  • Use your 40 Hour Famine deposit book to bank your group's cash and cheque donations at any ANZ branch. 
Always include your unique reference number or school name so we can track and trace payments.

Help us create child-friendly spaces

Help us create child-friendly spaces

This year's funds will support World Vision's child-friendly spaces. These are safe places for children who have fled conflict, so they can start to heal from their trauma. Through arts, music, sports and play, and most importantly education, they can help prevent an entire generation on missing out on the opportunity to build a better future. 

These children have had their lives turned upside down by conflict, through no fault of their own. What conflict has taken away, we can help put back.  

It's not too late to fundraise for the 40 Hour Famine 2016

40 Hours for Refugee Children

FAQs

  • What should I do with the money I've raised?

    Thank you for taking up a fundraising challenge and raising money for children affected by the refugee crisis; your donations will make a real difference to the lives of these children. 

    If you're part of a school/church/group:

    • If your sponsors have paid by credit card or internet banking online - nice work, we've already got your funds.
    • If you've collected any cash or cheque donations, give them to your 40 Hour Famine organiser, along with your sponsorship book and they will bank the money for you.
    • If you're the 40 Hour Famine organiser, use the group's deposit book to bank your group's funds at any ANZ branch. Please ensure the bank includes your group’s unique reference number so we can track payments and allocate funds to the correct group.
    • If you've lost your group's deposit book you can order another one by emailing your name and address to: faminebooks@worldvision.org.nz 
    • Group organisers – using the Freepost sticker provided, please send all completed sponsorship books back as soon as possible to: Freepost Famine, World Vision New Zealand, Private Bag 92078, Victoria Street West, Auckland 1142.
    • Thank you! 

    If you're not part of a school/church/group:
    • If your sponsors have paid by credit card or internet banking - nice work, we've already got your funds.
    • If you've collected any cash or cheque donations, deposit these at any ANZ branch using the deposit slip at the bottom of your sponsorship book.
    • If you don't have a sponsorship book, email your name and address to faminebooks@worldvision.org.nz to get your deposit details.
    • Send your completed sponsorship book back to World Vision New Zealand as soon as possible. Freepost Famine, World Vision New Zealand, Private Bag 92078, Victoria Street West, Auckland 1142.
    • Thank you!

  • Where’s the money from the 2016 World Vision 40 Hour Famine going?

    Money raised during the 40 Hour Famine 2016 is going toward child-friendly spaces in Jordan, the host nation of the two largest refugee camps in the world – Za’atari and Azraq. 

    Syrian children have undergone severe trauma and stress over the past five years. As the fighting intensified, many more families made the decision to leave their homes, forcing children to leave behind their school, friends, toys, playgrounds and even relatives. 

    Child-friendly spaces lets kids be kids again. They play with children of a similar age, continue their education and receive psychosocial support from trained professionals who start to help the children work through their trauma.

    If we secure the match funding from the NZ government, we have opportunity to give even more money to the Syrian refugee crisis while continuing to support the ongoing food security and nutrition projects of the last two 40 Hour Famines for Bangladesh and Malawi.  

  • Can I still raise funds for the 2016 40 Hour Famine?

    The official 40 Hour Famine weekend was on 10 – 12 June 2016. However, you can do your 40 Hour Famine at any time!

    Whenever you choose to do it, be sure to have fun and raise as much as you can to help children who have lost everything because of the conflict in Syria.

  • As I group organiser, how do I bank funds raised in the 40 Hour Famine?

    Thank you for taking on the role of group organiser. Our work wouldn't be possible without your hard work and dedication! 

    There are two easy options for banking your group's fundraising: 

    1. Transfer all money raised to World Vision's 40 Hour Famine account number: 06-0101-0323407-02. Don’t forget to include your unique reference number or school name. 
    2. Alternatively, use your 40 Hour Famine deposit book to bank your school/church/group's cash and cheque donations at any ANZ branch. Please ensure the bank includes your unique reference number so we can track and trace payments. If you've lost your 40 Hour Famine deposit book you can order another one by emailing your name and address to faminebooks@worldvision.org.nz
    It will take 48 hours for your money to show on your online fundraising profile if you have included your unique reference number.  

    All money needs to be banked as soon as possible Please return all other completed materials to World Vision using the Freepost sticker provided. Freepost Famine, World Vision New Zealand, Private Bag 92078, Victoria Street West, Auckland 1142.

  • What is the World Vision 40 Hour Famine?

    Every year since 1975, hundreds of thousands of young Kiwis have taken a stand through a 40-hour challenge to raise money for children living in poverty. Traditionally, this meant going without food. But over the years, people have become really creative, finding fun new challenges such as living in a box, doing 40 good deeds, and some have even gone as far as taking a 40-hour vow of silence. 

    So far, over $74 million has been raised – helping to transform thousands of lives in over 40 countries. We’d love for you to join in.

  • What’s different about the 2016 World Vision 40 Hour Famine?

    The 2016 40 Hour Famine sees a change in the cause for the first time in 42 years, but the reason to participate remains the same; to help innocent children in desperate need of our help. 

    The situation in Syria and neighbouring countries is the biggest humanitarian crisis of our time. More than half of those affected are children – that’s more than the entire population of New Zealand. More than five million young lives are at risk of becoming a “lost generation”. 

  • How do I sign up for the 40 Hour Famine online?

    Click here and follow the steps to complete your sign up. If you're doing the 40 Hour Famine with your school, church or other group make sure you search and join them, so together you can compete against other schools and groups. If you're doing the Famine on your own, why not rally your friends to sign up for the 40 Hour Famine too and challenge them to join in the fun.

  • Can I donate to a participant or a group online?

    Donate to a participant or group by searching on the 40 Hour Famine site their name and following the steps to donate via credit card. You will receive a receipt for tax purposes via email.

  • How do I get a sponsorship book(s)?

    Please email the 40 Hour Famine Team faminebooks@worldvision.org.nz and include your name, postal address and how many books you require. Your book(s) will be take approximately 10 days to reach you.

  • What alternatives are there to the traditional 40 Hour ‘No-Food’ Challenge’?

    There are plenty of ways to get fundraising in a group or on your own.

    This year, thousands of children around New Zealand will be taking up the One Weekend, One Backpack Challenge. This challenge is about living in someone else’s shoes and experiencing just part of what it was like for thousands of Syrian children who had leave home with all their possessions in their backpacks. Most importantly it’s about raising funds so we can help these kids - kids who are just like us - start to feel safe again in World Vision’s child-friendly spaces.

    Want to choose another 40 Hour challenge? We don’t mind! Give up technology, sleep in a box, wash cars, hold your own fundraiser, walk 40 kilometres. Be as creative as you like and do it in a group or on your own! Head to the ‘Resources’ section to see our fundraising guides and ideas!

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The One Weekend One Backpack Challenge

It might be hard to imagine cramming a lifetime into a backpack the way so many refugee children have had to. But the One Weekend One Backpack Challenge helps us understand what it’s like to lose almost everything, if just for a weekend. This year thousands of New Zealanders lived out of a backpack for an entire weekend, raising money so together we can provide a safe place for these children. 

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