The United Way charitable organisation on Thursday announced
$170,000 in donations, including $80,000 from an Otago
Polytechnic project, to Otago charities.
Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull handed cheques to representatives of
the charitable organisations at a function at the
For each of the past six years, polytechnic carpentry
students, under supervision, have built a Charity House on
Selling those houses has since raised more than $440,000 for
United Way to give to Otago charities.
The following 29 organisations received funding. - Alzheimers
Society Otago; Carers' Society Otago; ChatBus Trust;
Citizens' Advice Bureau; Community Networks Wanaka;
Connections Trust; Corpac Trust; Cromwell Youth Worker Trust;
Disability Information Service; Dunedin Community Transport
Trust; Dunedin Night Shelter Trust; English Language Partners
Dunedin; Enterprise Clutha Trust; Happiness House; Heartland
Otago Southland Life Education Trust; ME Information and
Support Service; Otago Children's Autism Support Group;
Pioneer Resources and Opportunities Trust; Queenstown Lakes
Family Centre; Rape Crisis Dunedin; Regeneration Trust;
Sherwood Centre Charitable Trust; Southern Cross Kids Camps
NZ; Te Whare Pounamu Dunedin Women's Refuge; The Brain Injury
Association (Otago); The Family Network; Uruuruwhenua Health;
Volunteer Otago Trust; Waiareka Youth and Ministry Trust.