Together, we can end homelessness

Finding someone a house is just the beginning. The People’s Project continues supporting people to make their house, their home.

People who have been homeless for a long time have very few personal possessions. As well as connecting people to wrap-around support services, we also help people furnish their homes with standard household goods, without getting into debt.

That’s why The Wise Group established Our Warehouse, to help purchase 150 basic household items we have identified people need to set up a home. Our Warehouse gives supporters a way to give people who were homeless a ‘hand up’.

You can support us in three ways.

Make a donation

Help us purchase new household goods and furniture by making a financial donation to enable us to buy items on your behalf.

You can do this by making an online donation through internet banking.

Our bank is Westpac and our account number is: 03 0306 0249984 000. Please reference “ThePeoplesProject” or “TPP Donation” and let us know where you want the donation directed to by including Hamilton or Tauranga in the reference.

Your donation is tax deductible as The People’s Project is a registered charity with the IRD. If you would like a receipt, please email:

Purchase and donate NEW household items

If you would like to buy new items yourself, these can be dropped off at The People’s Project office at either 24 Garden Place Hamilton or 44 Grey Street Tauranga. Or we can arrange a time to collect them from you.

Download our PDF to view the household items we are after to help people get started in their new home.

Please contact Chris Smith on 021 102 4620 or E: and he will be happy to arrange this. Chris can also let you know which of the 150 items we currently need the most.

You can purchase gift vouchers from a supermarket or The Warehouse.

The Warehouse gift card

Countdown* gift card

Postal delivery address
PO Box 307, Waikato Mail Center
Hamilton 3240
Attn: Chris Smith

*Other supermarket vouchers can be purchased in-store

Thank you to our supporters

We couldn’t do it without you!

The People’s Project is enormously grateful to the individuals and organisations who have or continue to support our mission to eliminate homelessness.

The many landlords in the private sector

Kindly took a chance on our tenants.

Residents, businesses and schools in Hamilton and Tauranga

Have kindly donated money, supermarket vouchers and a variety of household goods.

Social service providers in Hamilton and Tauranga

Who work closely with us to do whatever it takes to house and support people.

Fusion Print

Kindly donated printing and installed the sponsors wall at the warehouse.

Hamilton City Council, ICE Interiors, Glass & Glazing, Steve McLennan, The Office Relocation Company, NZ Sign Company, Elektron, Select Alarms, Smart Wired, Kordia, The Wise Group team at Kākāriki House.

Kindly assisted us with the fit-out of our new home at 24 Garden Place.

Braun, Bond and Lomas

Kindly made a financial donation.

Rapid Relief Team

Kindly donated furniture and personal hygiene packs.

Hamilton East Rotary

Kindly donated furniture and assisted with transporting and storing household items.

Wise Group staff

Kindly donated furniture and other household items.

ANZ Hamilton

Kindly made a financial donation.

Beca Hamilton

Kindly donated items for items for personal hygiene use.

Deloitte Hamilton

Kindly made a financial donation.

Pak n Save Papamoa

Made it easy for us to do essential grocery purchases in bulk during the COVID Alert Level 4 lockdown.

Plenty magazine, Bay of Plenty

Published “Home again” about the work of The People’s Project in its March 2020 edition

Unite against COVID-19: We are operating under the COVID-19 Protection Framework (traffic light system).

People experiencing homelessness can still phone us in HAMILTON on 0800 437 348 or TAURANGA on 0800 198 010 for advice and support. Gentle reminder that masks are mandatory, and social distancing and hand sanitising are required for office visits.