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on Jul 03, 18

"Thanks for your awesomeness" from Project Jonah to Good Givers

Good Givers at The Good Registry have now raised more than $1000 towards saving dolphins and whales. Two children (including an...

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on Jun 15, 18

What to ask for when it’s your birthday and you have enough ‘stuff’.

"As I said to my friends and family, I have enough ‘stuff’ and can buy my own drinks, so I really didn’t need traditional birthday presents, but the registry was an opportunity for those who wanted to make a gesture for my birthday to still do something meaningful." - Kate Richards, Wellington View article

on May 24, 18

How to give good conference gifts and help NZ charities too

Good Gift Cards from The Good Registry are a way to say ‘thank you’, with meaning, and without giving people stuff they don’t really want or need.  Instead of receiving ‘stuff’ for themselves, recipients can use their Good Gift Cards to make donations to NZ charities that they care about — so they can share the gift of giving. View article

on May 08, 18

The perfect gift that feels good and helps others

Dan and Anoushka felt there was nothing they really needed under the Christmas tree last year. So they decided to...

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on May 08, 18

The gift that changes lives for women from refugee backgrounds

Donations that Pomegranate Kitchen receives through The Good Registry support this training for women from refugee backgrounds, helping more women to develop valuable professional skills and improve their English. View article

on Apr 26, 18

How to use a birthday celebration to help save the whales

Kirsty Fyfe  pledged her 50th birthday to support Project Jonah, which exists to respect and protect marine mammals. 

Instead of gifts, 12 friends who joined Kirsty for a birthday lunch made donations at The Good Registry, and together they contributed $520.

Kirsty says she felt much happier knowing that the money her friends spent will help to do good, rather than being spent on gifts she didn’t need.

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