WHO SUPPORTS THE PLEDGE?
"The programme for refugees provides some of the most vulnerable people in our world an alternative pathway to resettle somewhere safe like New Zealand. It will also enable communities to play a more active part in helping to settle and integrate our newest Kiwis."
2017's Young New Zealander of the Year & Former Refugee
"Wellingtonians are a wonderfully welcoming bunch and will embrace the opportunity to support new refugees in our city. Multiculturalism makes us stronger and adds to Wellington’s rich tapestry. I’m looking forward to supporting community sponsorships of refugees into our city."
Mayor of Wellington City
"The enormity of the refugee crisis can make us feel helpless. But community sponsorship is a great channel for our desire to help. If it seems like a drop in the ocean, remember, the ocean is made up of drops."
National Director, World Vision
"I really admire the community actively supporting and welcoming the refugees. History shows us that new migrants hugely benefit and enrich a supportive community. "