Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand is the New Zealand Catholic Bishops’ agency for justice, peace and development.

Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand is a member of the Caritas Internationalis network of 168 Catholic justice, peace and development agencies working in over 200 countries and territories around the world.         

The Catholic social teaching principle underpinning this work is the Universal Destination of Goods. 

Mufti Mania Days

Each year the New Zealand Catholic Primary Principals Association (NZCPPA) organises a Mufti Mania Day to raise money for poor and vulnerable communities. Since 2007 they have partnered with Caritas to support a project.

Live Simply Day

Fundraising is an important part of educating for justice.  It shows tangible concern and compassion towards those who live with injustice or hardship.
Live Simply Day is the ideal time to take action across New Zealand for Lent. 
We do this by abstaining from our normal morning tea and lunch.  Instead we will provide a slice of bread for each student for lunch. We ask you to support this Lenten sacrifice by donating the equivalent cost of a takeaway meal. All funds raised will go to Caritas.