Who We Are

Our Finances

Child Rescue is serious about rescuing and restoring children’s lives around the world and we’re serious about maintaining financial integrity along the way.

Your generosity is important to us

Your dollars will fight for the freedom and care of exploited children.

Application of funds

As much as possible, of every dollar you donate is sent overseas to support our rescue and aftercare work on the ground and to change lives for the better. The remainder (25% – 33%) is applied to enable our small staff to continue speaking up for the children we serve and increase Child Rescue New Zealand’s impact here.

Funds sent overseas are controlled under a separate memorandum of understanding between the Child Rescue Charitable Aid Trust and the Destiny Rescue organisation in each project nation supported by the Trust. None goes to overseas Government organisations. We do not operate large travel budgets or vehicle fleets. Project nations are required to account to Child Rescue Charitable Aid trust for their use of funds on a regular basis.

Donate with Confidence

Child Rescue Charitable Trust and Child Rescue Charitable Aid Trust are registered New Zealand charities. Separate returns for each charity are filed each year with Charities Services – a NZ Government organisation under the Department of Internal Affairs.

Annual reports to Charities Services can be viewed here https://www.register.charities.govt.nz/CharitiesRegister/Search

Please note:  Annual Reports on this website will refer to ‘Destiny Rescue’ – Child Rescue’s name in New Zealand until August 2017.

You can also access annual reports in the links below:

Annual Report 2012-2013

Annual Report 2014

Year in Review 2015 – 27.5.16

Financial Report 2016-2017

Annual Report 2017

Frequently Asked Questions

Do my donations qualify for a New Zealand charitable donation receipt so that I can apply for a tax refund from I.R.D?

Yes. All charitable donations of $5.00 and over to Child Rescue New Zealand qualify for a New Zealand charitable donation receipt.

How are my funds used?

Child Rescue New Zealand is committed to using your donation as effectively as possible. Donations that can’t be used for a particular project, due to over or under-funding, will be directed to the most urgent beneficiary needs. Contributions are solicited on the understanding that Destiny Rescue International directs Child Rescue New Zealand in the controlled use of donations.

How do I know you are using my gifts wisely?

It is a humbling responsibility to know that every dollar counts and children are depending upon us. We are grateful for your generosity. With this in mind, an all-volunteer board of Trustees monitors expenditures and investments and sets policies, procedures, and budgets. Child Rescue New Zealand engages the services of a professional New Zealand accountancy firm.