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A new movement of Kiwis helping Kiwis 25 Mar

A new movement of Kiwis helping Kiwis

Superannuitants are setting a great example of ‘older Kiwis helping younger Kiwis’ through Spend My Super.

Spend My Super helps those who fortune has favoured, to favour the less fortunate. It enables people to easily support charities by donating some or all of their superannuation toward vital work for Kiwi children living in poverty. Spend My Super’s supporters show what it means to be part of a society that aims to give all children a fair chance.

Sarah Trotman, ONZM established Spend My Super with a realisation that many retirees wanted an easy way to make a difference for others, especially for young people.

“Some people entitled to their superannuation are in the enviable situation where they don’t need it all to maintain a good, healthy lifestyle. They know that some of their entitlement can help Kiwi children and quality charities that could do with a hand up.

“Spend My Super has been set up so that generous superannuitants can simply and efficiently make a difference. It’s an easy way to achieve one’s philanthropic goals”, she says.

Spend My Super has identified outstanding charities that are working to make sure children in New Zealand can thrive. The impact that regular donations can have is profound. Some charities provide raincoats, shoes or lunches for kids. Others are working at a systemic level to give better access to education and critical services.

One in four children in New Zealand grows up in financial poverty. Every child in our country deserves a fair chance to succeed. For some, it’s not possible without help.

All donations made through Spend My Super go directly to the charities themselves.

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