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Service and Inner Wheel New Zealand

In 2022-23*

54,000 hours of volunteer service

300 Charities & Causes

$306,000 gifted funds

* 1st June 2022 - 31st May 2023

Encouraging personal service is one of the three objectives of Inner Wheel. As members of Inner Wheel, we make a significant contribution to our communities, both by giving our time and fundraising to make financial donations.

Up and down New Zealand, Inner Wheel Clubs support charities to thrive.

Each Club decides the charities they want to support. In 2022-2023, we supported 220 different charities. We also have a national Service Project, Look Good Feel Better and we often work together on projects of mutual interest to Clubs.

National Service Projects

Look Good Feel Better

Inner Wheel supports Look Good Feel Better through Members contributing their time preparing lunches and laundry, as well as fundraising.

Free Feel Better Classes are for anyone undergoing treatment for any type of cancer at any stage. It’s time away from the world of diagnosis and treatment to help face cancer with confidence, feel stronger and live better.

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Period Poverty

Clubs are helping to provide sanitary products in schools, community centres and places in need through many communities in New Zealand as well as supporting the actions of these two charities.

IWNZ Cyclone Gabrielle Appeal

This Appeal was started to support our communities in the North Island of Aotearoa New Zealand, following unexpected flooding and Cyclone Gabrielle.

You can read more about the progress on the Appeal on this page.

Days For Girls

Every Girl, Everywhere, Period.

Days For Girls charity allows women and girls to go out during menstruation by providing them with their own unique, sustainable feminine hygiene kit. Our simple solution gives the days back to the girls. Days that change their lives.

Clubs throughout New Zealand sew kits for girls.

Read the December 2023 Days for Girls Newsletter here.

Learn more about Days for Girls

My Cup NZ

Menstrual cups can be life changing. My Cup NZ offers a opportunities for clubs to donate a cup to a person in need. 

Clubs are helping My Cup NZ to end period poverty in NZ by providing a safe, eco-conscious, economic and healthy menstrual management solution.     

Learn more about  My Cup NZ

District Service Projects

District NZ294 - Days for Girls

As a District, NZ294 supports Days for Girls, which is an organization that aims to shatter the stigma of menstruation through providing menstrual products, education and support for local businesses. This organization partners with governments, health coalitions and various campaigns to advocate for menstrual equity across the world.

Click on the poster on the left to see suggestions for fundraising activities.

District NZ297 - CanBead

NZ297 are assisting in the collection and sorting of beads to assist the CanBead Programme through CanInspire.

CanBead offer participants hands on guidance and support so they can create their own necklaces and earrings.

The CanBead participants are given kits which contain all that is needed to make beautiful jewellery. With the CanBead Kit and the skills learned in the workshop, participants have the ability to make fabulous jewellery on their own.

CanBead Kits provide a wonderful distraction from illness, trauma, loss, but also a chance for the user to gain a real sense of achievement and to spend creative, positive time with other people.

International Service Project

IWNZ Members are invited by the IIW Past President Ebe Martines to participate in an International Inner Wheel Campaign for awareness of Cervical Cancer.

Clubs around the world are encouraged to launch projects that will STOP CERVICAL CANCER among women and girls. 

Worldwide, cervical cancer is the 4th most common cancer. Mortality is high due mainly to diagnosis at the late stages of the disease, as well as the frequently unavailable, inaccessible, or unaffordable treatment. Yet, cervical cancer is the only cancer that is preventable with early detection through screening and HPV vaccination. 

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