Posts Tagged ‘Donations’

Sir Sam Neill’s vineyard gives back with hefty donation to hospital

Monday, May 22nd, 2023

Sir Sam Neill’s vineyard manager Jacqui Murphy says the Two Paddocks company has been “in the cheering-up business since 1993”. On Tuesday the vineyard fulfilled that promise with a hefty donation to Dunstan Hospital. Two Paddocks owner, and actor, Sir Sam Neill said the hospital was a great asset to the region. “This is in Read more

Pushpay moves into Catholic donations market

Thursday, November 11th, 2021

The donor management system software company Pushpay has reported a strong first-half net profit driven up by volume and revenue growth. There had been an increase in the number of donors switching from cash to digital over the six-month period as a result of the pandemic, and those numbers were holding steady. The company’s expansion Read more

Catholic business executive organisation suspends Holy See tithe

Monday, September 10th, 2018

A Catholic business executive organisation says it is “placing its annual donation to the Holy See in escrow until it has had questions of financial accountability clarified. “We certainly pledge our continued devotion to Holy Mother Church, and recognise the tithe has been an important commitment of Legatus since our founding,” a letter sent to Read more

No money to put in the plate? No problem… send a txt

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Several Catholic parishes in the Diocese of Westminster have started allowing people to donate on their phones by sending a txt. All parishes have been offered a code to allow them to do this, and the diocese said a few had already begun this technology. Read more

NZ Marist Fathers launch donations drive for Fiji

Friday, March 4th, 2016

The Marist Fathers in New Zealand are accepting donations to alleviate people’s suffering and aid the re-establishment of their lives in Fiji. New Zealand Marist Mission promoter, Fr Tim Duckworth, SM, confirmed the move on Tuesday evening. “The people of Fiji are resilient, but in many cases will have to start again from the foundations,” Fr Read more

All children deserve new presents on Christmas Day

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

The Salvation Army toy appeal co-ordinator says all children deserve new presents on Christmas Day. This has drawn widespread condemnation from detractors shocked at the Salvation Army’s consumer-driven stance, with many saying they will not be supporting their appeal. The Salvation Army’s territorial social services secretary, Pam Waugh, said for many children this would be the Read more

Kiwi gives $US50 million to Catholic University in the USA

Friday, November 13th, 2015

A New Zealander, Peter Cooper, has donated $US50 million to Georgetown Catholic University in Washington, D.C. Established in 1789, Georgetown is the USA’s oldest Catholic and Jesuit university. The donation is for the creation of a leadership programme for the university’s student-athletes, and to fund a sports field. “The athletics program at Georgetown has played a significant Read more

Caritas in NZ benefits from Mormon film

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Catholic justice peace and development agency Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand has been the beneficiary of proceeds from a documentary about Mormons. Movie-goers who saw “Meet the Mormons” were invited to make a gold coin donation for Caritas. Proceeds were handed over to Catholic Church representatives at a Latter Day Saints facility in Manukau on February Read more

Donations rejected – it matters where the money comes from

Friday, October 14th, 2011

“Groups should consider the ethics around accepting money from gaming trusts”, says captain Gerry Walker, head of Salvation Army Addiction Services.  The Salvation Army will not accept money from poker machines. The Maori Party and the Greens are also sending the money back. They have rejected donations from the Todd Corporation. Todd Corporation owns Todd Energy and Todd Read more

Pajero bishops ready for consequences

Friday, July 15th, 2011

Bishops in the Philippines have apologised “for the pain and sadness” caused after some bishops accepted donations from the state run Charity Sweepstakes Office. The president of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines, Bishop Nereo Odchimar, also said that the seven bishops involved were ready to “face the consequences” if they were found to Read more