“We believe passionately in equality for LGBTQIA+ people. We are equal human beings, we are equal citizens and we are… equal children of God.”
Louisa Wall, GiveOUT Day Ambassador
New Zealand’s first GiveOUT day was brought to you by the Rainbow New Zealand Charitable Trust.
On October 19th 2022, Rainbow New Zealand Charitable Trust held the Gala Launch of the inaugural GiveOUT Day NZ at Phoenix Cabaret on Auckland’s iconic K Road. GiveOUT Day was opened at 7:00pm that evening and raised a phenomenal $57,000. All funds are for distribution to the 2022 Participating Charities, and the Trust’s Community Grants and Tertiary Scholarship Programmes.
GiveOUT Day 2022 was made possible by Silver Sponsors Kiwibank and Southern Cross Health Society and Bronze Sponsor PWC, with support from Aurecon and Microsoft. The enthusiastic also include represenatives from GiveOUT Day Participating Charities, Auction Donors, the National Party, and other VIPs including a live streamed message from Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.
GiveOUT Day Ambassadors Nikki Kaye and Louisa Wall provided invaluable Support and promotion for the fundraiser, and also appeared via video link.
Check out the Gala event video for a glimpse of some of the glamourous action on the night!