Jodi Hoare of The Good Shop in Auckland

Jodi Hoare of The Good Shop in Auckland

The Salvation Army, with support from Ministry of Social Development, Tindall Foundation and a ‘pass-through’grant from a Nikau Foundation donor, has launched The Good Shop: an innovative alternative to predatory lenders targeting low-income communities.

The first truck started operating in South Auckland in February, with the next truck coming to Porirua in June. The truck offers interest-free loans on domestic items such as white-ware, baby gear and heating, helping vulnerable families afford essential
items without falling into debt.

Nikau Foundation offers free, no-obligation advice to donors seeking to make the most impact through their donations. Donors can give directly to the charities of their choosing, however are also able to make anonymous ‘pass through’ donations through Nikau Foundation at no cost. For more information about our donor advisory service, please email info@nikaufoundation.org.nz or phone 04 381 2224.