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How you can help our Hamilton kids

Help our kids

There are lots of different ways you can help our kids in the Waikato. You can Volunteer, donate, leave a gift or help through workplace giving.

The rewards of volunteering and becoming a Trustee of Life Education are numerous!
You'll gain valuable life and business experience, be involved in improving the lives of New Zealand children and make lifelong friendships.
Our Trustees are from all different backgrounds and you don’t need any specific experience to become a Trustee.

For more information you can contact us at

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You can donate online, through internet banking, in person or by cheque. Your donation can be anything from a $5 one-off donation to a monthly one.

By giving a regular monthly donation, you will be creating a stable foundation to ensure we can continue our work with children in New Zealand.
Thank you for becoming part of the solution to help ensure a healthy childhood for everyone.
Joining is easy and you can make changes to your donation at any time.

To sign up or for more information please contact
Charnay or 0800 454 333.

In Person:

Donate at your local SBS branch by filling in a deposit slip. Our bank details are: 
Life Education Trust Hamilton, SBS Bank, 03-1355-0523403-00
(please place your name as a reference in the reference field if you would like a receipt).

Internet Banking:

Direct deposit into Life Education's account. Our bank details are:
Life Education Trust Hamilton, SBS Bank, 03-13550523403-00
(please place your name as a reference in the reference field if you would like a receipt).


Please make all cheques out to Life Education Trust and include your reference on the back of the cheque. Post your cheque to:
Life Education Trust Hamilton, PO Box 1416, Hamilton 3240.
Please contact: to receive a receipt if you have made a donation via internet banking, in person or by cheque and it’s over $5.

Online - make a one-off donation

You will automatically receive a receipt after making a donation over $5.

Leave a legacy to Life Education that will continue to make a difference long after your lifetime.

Whether you are drafting your first Will, or are revising your current Will, including a bequest to Life Education is easier than you think.
Firstly, speak to your family about your plans so they understand why you’re choosing to remember Life Education in your Will.
Seek professional advice and speak to your lawyer about your options. This could include a specific gift, a residual gift or a codicil.
A well-constructed Will can maximise the value of your estate. For example, a charitable bequest can reduce the final tax burden of your estate by as much as 100% of your income in the year of demise and the previous year.

To organise your bequest or if you have any questions please contact Charnay or on 021 1129 720.

Payroll giving is an incredibly easy way to support Life Education's work in communities around New Zealand.

You determine an amount you are comfortable donating each pay day, which is then automatically deducted at source. 
Donating in this way means your tax refund (33 cents in every dollar) can be credited back to you immediately.
It’s a very simple way of making sure children get the help they need to fulfil their potential. You can increase, decrease or suspend your donation at any time.
To find out more about how it works contact us at

Workplace giving through Payroll. Harold the Giraffe
A big Thank You from Harold the Giraffe

Talk to us to find out the best way you can help our kids and make a difference!

"The topics are relevant to the children and enhance our health programme considerably.
Teachers are able to choose from a list of topics to help them to find ones that are particularly helpful for their class. Of course the programme wouldn’t work without high calibre, high energy teachers - and these we have had over the years.
The Life Education truck visits are an important part of our school Health programme and the unique way in which topics are presented, compliments and supports our Health programme.
Many of our children have been helped by these visits and for some, it gets them talking about issues.
I would recommend this service to other schools and also to sponsors. 

Jane Rutherford - Principal St Pius X Catholic School, Hamilton

"The fact that the teachers are able to choose from the list of topics helps them to find ones that are particularly helpful for their class" - St Pius X School, Hamilton

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