How you can help

Thank you for choosing to donate to and support the Karunai Illam Trust New Zealand (KIT). Almost all the donations we receive go towards the care and education of our Illam children. This is possible because all our trustees and supporters are volunteers, and we have none of the usual organisational overheads such as office space.

Donating online

We appreciate your time is precious. So, we have made making donation payments easier and taking just a minute or two. Simply select your preferred payment method from the options on this page. You can enter any amount you wish.

You have three digital payment options:

  • Pay through Internet banking - POLi
  • Pay by credit card - Stripe and PayPal

Tax receipts and payment confirmations

While the payment is made through these gateways, you will be asked for your email address. The main purpose is to know who made the donation and for KIT to be able to provide a tax receipt. Note that the PayPal issued receipt is a tax receipt. Please be sure to contact us as soon as possible if you haven't received any payment confirmation that you are expecting.

Your donation is eligible for a one-third tax rebate. You will be sent your tax receipt at the end of the tax year and this mail-out typically happens during April-May every year. View this article on the IRD website for further details and downloadable IR526 form - Submit a donation receipt

Your privacy and data 

We at KIT hold your email address securely in our locally held database and is accessible only to the trustees. We will never contact or send any information without your consent. Your banking information revealed during your payment transactions, we can assure is held securely by the relevant financial gateway provider (e.g., Poli, PayPal) governed by their standards and regulations. KIT does not hold any banking or financial records of donors though we do access minimal transaction records and receive payment notifications from the gateway providers.

POLi Internet Banking

When you pay with POLi, the transaction is completed within the security of your bank's online banking service and at no time are your personal banking login details disclosed to POLi. When you finish making a payment, a receipt will pop up in your browser and you can choose to print it by clicking on the printer icon. You will not get a payment notification from Poli but KIT will confirm your payment as soon as possible.  View the POLi Privacy Policy.

Pay with your bank account at Poli


Stripe Credit Card

Enter your desired donation amount and then click the Donate button. View the Stripe Privacy Policy.


PayPal Credit Card

PayPal accepts credit cards and also PayPal Account payments. Simply click the Donate button. View the PayPal Privacy Policy.