Spend My Super makes it easy for superannuants to leave a legacy of a brighter future for Kiwi kids in need. The innovative charity allows you to donate some or all of your pension to outstanding charities making a real difference. It’s vital because right now, one in four New Zealand children is born into poverty.
When Spend My Super’s founder, Liz Greive became eligible for her superannuation, she realised she didn’t need it to live comfortably. “I pictured physically taking the money and handing it to someone who needed it, but that was hardly practical.” Spend My Super was born.
The Spend My Super community is growing quickly with donors like Robin and Francis. It’s important to them that the due diligence has already been done. Spend My Super has chosen twelve outstanding charities that are making a measurable impact. Some offer emergency support for things like food or warm clothing. Others address education. They work at the highest levels of policy advocacy too.
Robin says, “When I compare my story with the outlook facing many of today’s children, it’s difficult to believe the stark contrast.” He likes Spend My Super’s commitment that every dollar goes straight to the charity. Spend My Super is privately funded to ensure this– no donor money gets used for Spend My Super’s own costs. In some cases, matching arrangements can even double the value of your donation for the charity.
For Francis, being a good citizen and leader has always been important. He worked his way to the top of his field and said that donating was a logical decision that reflects his values. “Spend My Super makes it a simple matter to make a big difference.”
Spend My Super is rallying those who fortune has favoured as a force for good.
If you’d like any help or more information visit www.spendmysuper.org.nz