Donate to make a difference
 
If you would like to support Rotary’s activities but are unable to volunteer there are many options including:
 
Sponsor a project of your local Rotary club whether by donation of money or goods in kind, or time – contact the club to discuss the opportunities.
Note that all Rotary clubs in New Zealand have an associated club Charity registered with the Charities Commission to which charitable donations can be made and receipted. 
 
Support the humanitarian service of Rotary throughout the world by donating to The Rotary Foundation which is the engine that drives Rotary's global projects from providing education to children or clean water to the Pacific Islands and elsewhere to eradicating polio from the face of the globe.  The Rotary Foundation also helps to fund projects at the club level.
 
The Rotary Foundation (TRF) and its many programmes are supported through contributions from Rotary clubs and individual Rotarians:  
Under the ‘Every Rotarian, Every Year’ programme Rotarians are encouraged to give something to the Foundation, and contributions are recognised as follows:
  • Rotary Foundation Sustaining Member: a commitment to give US$100 annually
  • Centurion: a commitment to give NZ $100 annually
  • Paul Harris Fellow (PHF): accumulated contribution of US$1,000
  • Multiple PHF – for each cumulative US$1,000
  • Paul Harris Society: a commitment to give US$1000 annually
  • Major Donor – accumulated giving reaches US$10,000 (level one – further recognition is given at higher levels)
  • Contributions to the Annual Fund, Polio, the Permanent Fund and some other approved grant activities are all eligible for recognition
Rotarians can also make contributions to the Permanent Fund in their will. Those pledging US$1,000 will be recognised as a benefactor and those pledging US$10,000 will be recognised as a Bequest Society member. 
 
When either a club or an individual (Rotarian or a non-Rotarian) has contributed US$1,000 to TRF, a Paul Harris Fellow may be designated. Many clubs present Paul Harris Fellows to a worthy Rotarian or other member of their community who embodies the Rotary ideal of “Service above Self”. Individuals may use the Paul Harris Fellow as a way of recognising important events such as anniversaries or births as well as celebrating their own significant contribution to the Foundation. Throughout the world over one million people proudly wear the PHF pin to celebrate the work of the Rotary Foundation.
 
 
Support the international projects of Rotary through Rotary New Zealand World Community Service which acts on behalf of all Rotarians in New Zealand to carry out a range of international development services, many in the Pacific region.  This includes disaster relief to the Pacific Islands through its Emergency Response Kits. 
 
Support the eradication of polio from the world once-and-for-all. The finish line of Rotary's 30-year quest eradicate polio from the face of the earth is in sight with  99% of the world is polio-free but until polio is complete gone no child, in no county, is safe from this dreaded disease.  Polio can, and will strike again.  Your financial support is needed now more than ever.
 
Alternatively, Rotarians can donate to the End Polio Now campaign through their local club.
 
We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” - Winston Churchill