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FAQs

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FAQs

The World Vision 40 Hour Famine is New Zealand’s largest youth fundraising event. Every year since 1975, hundreds of thousands of young Kiwis have taken a stand through a 40- Hour Challenge to raise money and bring hope to thousands of children living in poverty in more than 40 countries. Traditionally, the 40 Hour Challenge meant going without food. However, over the years, people have become 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, more than 2.7 million New Zealanders have participated and nearly $79 million has been raised – helping to transform thousands of lives both here in New Zealand, and around the world. We’d love for you to stand with us.
When you sign up for the World Vision 40 Hour Famine you commit to doing a challenge or go without something for a length of time (often 40 hours) and ask people to sponsor you. The funds you raise go towards supporting World Vision’s work to help the world’s most vulnerable children.

We recommend signing up for an online fundraising page as it’s the easiest way to raise awareness and collect donations. 
The easiest way is to set up an online fundraising page or head to the App Store or Google Play and download the World Vision NZ app. Share your fundraising link with all  your friends and family (you could even ask them to send the link on to their friends and family, or people they know would also love to support you). 

Alternatively use a 40 Hour Famine Sponsorship book which you can get from your group organiser. If you’re not part of a team, you can order a Sponsorship book here.

We know it’s not always easy to ask for money, even when it’s for a great cause! Check out famine.org.nz for loads of fundraising ideas and tips.
The money raised this year will be used to support World Vision’s programming in Northern Uganda to bring South Sudanese children and their families, life-saving essentials like nutritious food and clean water, as well as, a place to live, education and hope for a better future.
Thousands of young lives have been affected by conflict, drought and famine in South Sudan. Children just like us have had to flee for their lives across the border to Uganda, becoming refugees. 
  • One million South Sudanese refugees who have fled to Uganda need food assistance, clean water, health care and education.
  • 61 per cent of South Sudanese refugees in Uganda are children. Hundreds have been separated from their parents. World Vision is helping to identify, protect and find caring guardians for these extremely vulnerable children.
If you sign up for an online fundraising page and are under 18 years old, we'll ask for your parent/guardian's email so we can let them know you've signed up. If you're the organiser of a school or church team, we encourage you to use your standard parental/guardian consent process.
Going without food is just one way of participating in the 40 Hour Famine; there are heaps of other 40 Hour Famine Challenges. 

If you do choose to the 40 Hour ‘No-Food’ Famine, use the below as a guide only. Your parents should ultimately decide what best suits you, as everyone is different.  

High School or 14+ years - maximum 40 hours (8pm Fri – 12pm Sun)
Intermediate School or 11 - 13 years - maximum 20 hours (8pm Fri - 4pm Sat)
Primary School or 8 - 10 years - maximum 20 hours - only miss one meal (6pm Fri - 2pm Sat)
Under 8 years - choose a different challenge, e.g., no furniture, no-TV, or the no-talking challenge

We recommend you drink plenty of water or fruit juice to keep hydrated. We also suggest eating a glucose product from time to time for energy. 

Important: If participants are unwell, diabetic, on medication, elderly, pregnant, breast-feeding, playing sports, or have any other food or dietary requirements/concerns, please choose a different 40 Hour Famine challenge – you can be creative, or there are plenty of alternative challenges to choose from. Check out our resources for plenty of ideas.
There are plenty of ways to get fundraising in a team or on your own.

Many people choose alternative 40 Hour Challenges, like giving up technology, talking, electricity or even furniture! Others hold their own fundraising event, wash cars, or do an activity that lasts 40 hours, like walking, running, or playing a sport. Be as creative as you like and do it in a team or on your own; the main thing is that you get involved!
Visit famine.org.nz to get started or head to the App Store or Google Play and search for World Vision NZ to download our app! It only takes a few minutes and all you need is your own email address. 
It's really easy! Head to the Apple Store or Google Play and search for World Vision NZ to download our app, or head here to sign your team up and get participants to do their fundraising online.
Joining a team is a great way to fundraise! 

You can join a team easily when you create your fundraising page.

If you already have a fundraising page, login to MyWorldVision and follow these steps: 
1.    Select ‘My fundraising”. This will display all fundraising pages you have.
2.    Select which fundraising page you want to connect with your team.
3.    Under the team section select ‘search’
4.    Type in the name of the team you want to join. 
5.    Join your team!
You can still use a Sponsorship book however online fundraising is the easiest way to raise funds and it helps us to keep our costs down! Don’t forget to head to the Apple Store or Google Play and download the World Vision NZ app. 
Easy! Fill in our form and we will have the books sent out to you in 5-7 working days (please allow a couple extra days for rural deliveries). Any issues you can call the team on 0800 FAMINE (326 463).
It is easy to donate online through their fundraising page. If you are not sure of the link, you can search for them here and follow the steps to donate with your credit card. We will email you a tax receipt for all donations of $5 or more.
If your sponsors have donated directly to you online by credit card their donation will appear immediately on your fundraising page. If you can’t see a recent donation, try refreshing your page after 10 minutes. 

If you’re not participating as part of a team: 
  • Any cash or cheque donations need to be banked using the 40 Hour Famine Deposit slip included with your Sponsorship book.
  • Alternatively, you can transfer the funds directly into the World Vision 40 Hour Famine account: 06-0101-0323407-02. Don’t forget to include your unique reference number or name so we can track your funds and add it to your online fundraising total. These donations will appear approximately 3-4 days after banking. 
If you're part of a school/church/team:
  • 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 along with the rest of your team’s. This will show up on your team’s fundraising total!
  • If you bank your own funds don’t forget to include your unique reference number or name so we can track your funds and add it to your online fundraising total. You will need to be linked to your team’s online fundraising page if you want your fundraising to be added to their total.
Sharing an update to your online fundraising page is a great way to tell your supporters more about what you are fundraising for, updates on your progress and why you are standing united with the children of South Sudan. 
  1. Sign into MyWorldVision and select ‘My fundraising’ and the page you want to share.
  2. Select the orange button ‘post an update’
  3. Write what you want to share and you can add picture to liven it up!
  4. Select the orange button ‘post’ and your update will go up on your page straight away. 
Thank you for joining us and for being part of this online community. We think this is a great way to raise awareness and funds for the world’s most vulnerable children. We do have a couple of rules though for posting and sharing messages on your fundraising page! Please check out our community guidelines here
Login into your MyWorldVision and select ‘My fundraising’. Here you will find all of the teams that you manage. Select which team you want to see the members of. This will open a new page which lists all of your teams information as well as each member of your team and how much money they have raised.  
Be part of the journey and keep up to date with the latest news and videos as well as what’s happening around the country:

Facebook.com/40HourFamineNZ
Instagram.com/40HourFamineNZ
Youtube.com/WVNZ
 
In 2017, young Kiwis across the country joined a generation united to raise a massive $1.9 million for children impacted by the Syrian Refugee Crisis. These funds are supporting a network of safe learning environments which are giving children and young people:  
  • opportunities to continue their education
  • access to arts, music and sports
  • psycho-social support to help them recover from the trauma of war
  • and a chance to learn about their rights at home and in the community.

Most importantly, these safe places are helping to give a generation of children hope for the future.

Thank you so much.
Last year 80.4 per cent of donated dollars went to our work overseas, bringing lasting change to millions of people in need. The remaining 19.6 per cent enabled us to advocate for greater change and to leverage donations. 
If you want a breakdown of where World Vision New Zealand’s money goes, you can read our Annual Report
World Vision is an international aid organisation and works alongside refugee communities around the world. Depending on the situation and need, World Vision distribute food, blankets, hygiene kits, winterisation kits, as well as provide clean water, medical care, education and psychological support for refugees who are often in vulnerable situations and facing extreme hardship. 
We encourage all 40 Hour Famine participants to create an online fundraising page. Once you have a fundraising page you can link up with your mates, church group or sports team, and send requests to friends and family to ask for their support. It’s a really great way to share your 40 Hour Famine Challenge and fundraising goal with friends and family all around the country. 

If you’d like to door knock in your neighbourhood, then we’d recommend a parent or guardian joins you. 
Thank you for standing united with us and the children of South Sudan; your support will make a real difference. 

If you're part of a school/church/team:
  • If your sponsors have donated online by credit card or internet banking - 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 your team’s 2018 40 Hour Famine Deposit book to bank your team cash donations at any ANZ branch by 6 July 2018 (end of term 2). Please ensure the bank includes your team’s unique reference number so we can track your fundraising.
  • If you've lost your team's 2018 40 Hour Famine Deposit book you can order another one by emailing your full name, team name and address to: faminebooks@worldvision.org.nz 
  • Alternatively, you can transfer the funds directly into the World Vision 40 Hour Famine account: 06-0101-0323407-02. Don’t forget to include your unique reference number or school name so we can track your fundraising.
  • Group organisers – using the postage-paid sticker provided, please send your completed Sponsorship books and Organiser Record Sheet 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/team:
  • If your sponsors have donated online 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 by 6 July 2018 using the 40 Hour Famine Deposit slip included with your Sponsorship book. 
  • Alternatively you can transfer the funds directly into the World Vision 40 Hour Famine account: 06-0101-0323407-02. Don’t forget to include your unique reference number or full name when banking your funds so we can track your fundraising.
  • Send your completed Sponsorship book back to World Vision New Zealand as soon as possible using the postage-paid sticker provided. Freepost Famine, World Vision New Zealand, Private Bag 92078, Victoria Street West, Auckland 1142.
  • Thank you!
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 funds raised directly into the World Vision 40 Hour Famine account number: 06-0101-0323407-02. Don’t forget to include your unique reference number or school/ church/ team name so we can track your fundraising. 
  2. Alternatively, use your 2018 40 Hour Famine Deposit book to bank your team’s cash and cheque donations at any ANZ branch by 6 July 2018 (end of term 2). Please ensure the bank includes your unique reference number so we can track your fundraising. If you've lost your 2018 40 Hour Famine Deposit book you can order another one by emailing your full name, team name and address to faminebooks@worldvision.org.nz
All banked cash donations will appear on your online fundraising page once processed, approximately 3-4 days after banking. 

Make sure everyone knows the fundraising can’t make a difference if their donations are not returned. Please return your completed Sponsorship books and Organiser Record Sheet to World Vision using the postage-paid sticker provided. Freepost Famine, World Vision New Zealand, Private Bag 92078, Victoria Street West, Auckland 1142.
  
World Vision New Zealand is a registered charity. Our Charity Commission Registration Number is CC25984