Together, we can provide Canterbury children with a foundation for their future. We all know this time in a child’s life is crucial to their development in a lot of different ways. Year-round the Christchurch City Mission’s Back to School Programme enables families in need to give their children a  fair start to their education.

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If I donate to ‘Bayleys Plate Up for a Purpose’, where does the money go?

All the money goes to the Christchurch City Mission’s Back to School Programme. It will cover necessary costs such as uniforms, shoes and stationery.


How does the child receive their uniform?

After an assessment, families collect their new school supplies from the City Mission.


How do you know a child is disadvantaged?

Families asking for help with school costs are interviewed by a City Mission social worker. This includes an in-depth assessment of their financial position.


Is my Business Leader donation tax deductible?

Donations made directly to the City Mission are tax deductible. The City Mission is a registered charity.


Why should I get involved? Why is it important?

A good start in education is vital to a young person’s chances in life. The Back to School Programme allows a young person to face their education with confidence instead of with embarrassment and with low self-esteem because they lack the basics. Supporting these young people now can help build a bright self-sufficient future.


How do I get involved?

Once you have chosen your Business Leader you can support them by visiting their Givealittle page. All money raised will go directly to the Christchurch City Mission’s Back to School programme. Don’t forget to share this on your social channels, together lets , work on a goal that every child in Canterbury does not go without the basic requirements to get an education—a school uniform, shoes, a bag, lunch box, stationery, school camps or sports days and exams.


How can I come along on the night?

Some of our Business Leaders may be putting seats at their tables up to the highest bidder – Check out their Givealittle pages.


What does the Christchurch City Mission do?

The Christchurch City Mission support, care and advocate for those who are at society’s edge through social and economic factors.


How do business leaders get involved?

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