Victoria & Kirstin feel strongly about giving back to the community
and have been involved with a number of charitable organisations over the years.
They have supported Mary Potter Hospice, Oceanic Preservation Society, Achilles NZ,
Can Teen over the years and have a long-term relationship with these three charities:
The Neonatal Trust
Ronald McDonald House Wellington
Women's Refuge NZ
Toys to bring some Joy!
Christmas isn't a happy time for every child in NZ.
Many children find themselves caught up in domestic violence and are offered shelter
with their mother at a Women's Refuge over Christmas time.
Each year we collect brand new toys for the children staying in a Women's Refuge at Christmas.
We have been working with the Women's Refuge NZ since 2012.
Please bring in your new toy to our Old Bank Arcade Ground Floor store...
We arrange for the Women's Refuge to collect and distribute all the toys
around NZ the week before Xmas!
Thank you to all our supportive friends, clients and family who donate each year.
We are asking our loyal customers, friends and family to help us
share a little love again this Christmas.
Bring in your brand new toy for a child to make Xmas a little happier for them.
Bring in your toy to our store and we will distribute to the Women's Refuge in time to send out across NZ to the children who need a little joy in their lives.
In 2012 we raised over 220 presents for the children
2012 - 2013 Donations
In 2013 we raised this same amount - giving every child 2 presents each!
at a Women's Refuge Shelter on Xmas Day.
A special thank-you to Classique International
for donating the gorgeous Xmas bags!
Thank you to all our family, friends and loyal customers who brought in presents to support these children throughout NZ.
We managed to raise over 200 brand new presents for the children in 2014 -
another great effort from everyone who supported this charity.
2015 Xmas Present Donations:
Women's Refuge NZ told us that every child received 2 brand-new presents on Xmas day - thanks to your generosity!
Let's make 2016 another year filled with a little bit of joy for the children in a Women's Refuge Shelter this year!
We thank you all for your support!
Victoria and Kirstin xx
The Neonatal Trust NZ: 2010 - 2016
We have been honoured to support The Neonatal Trust NZ in their charity fundraising activities
with the gift of PEARLS.
Pearls are symbolic in their historical mythology of protecting children and holding the values of
innocence, beauty, purity, and new beginnings...
2016 - TORY & KO. have donated a pair of Freshwater Pearl Drop Earrings
for the Auckland Charity Fundraiser with Ben & Deanna Sigmund. The lucky winner of the business card draw was Lucy Rowe.
Congratulations Lucy and thank you to all the amazing people who supported this charity on the night and the wonderful team including Neil O'Styke (Executive Director of The Neonatal Trust NZ) who make this happen.
2015 - TORY & KO. donated a pair of Pretty Collection Blue Topaz Bow Earrings (just like the ones that were selected by Palace Staff for The Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton!) for a Charity event in Auckland.
2014 - TORY & KO. donated Pearl Bracelets for the Silent Auction for the Neonatal Trust Wellington's Winter Ball 25th July.
2013 - TORY & KO have supported the Neonatal Trust's Charity Auctions with Beautiful Pearl Charms and Pearl Bracelets - the pearl being symbolic of bringing good health and fortune to children....
November 11th 2010 - TORY & KO created "ADORN" an event with 4 jewellery businesses (owned and operated by women) showcasing their Jewellery alongside Beauty, Hair stylists and Spa treatment services, bubbles and canapés on the top floor at the Majestic Centre, Wellington.
Over 120 guests attended this sparkling event.
Carolyn Mettrick from the Neonatal Trust spoke on the great work the Trust was continuing to do and the jewellers donated 10% of proceeds from the night to the Trust.
Thank you to everyone who helped support the families with sick children at Ronald McDonald House! This year we have already raised $1,300 for Ronald McDonald House Wellington and we want to continue helping these families with sick children.
Kirstin & Tory presenting Leslie (Chief Executive of Ronald McDonald House) with a cheque for $1,300 in 2013
Over Christmas we raised an additional $1,620 for Ronald McDonald House with our proceeds on the bracelets sold during the
'Hands up to Help!" Xmas Bracelet Campaign and we presented this to the Chief Executive, Lesley Slieker
early in 2014.
We were proud to sponsor this amazing event to help disabled runners realise their dream of running the New York Marathon.
TORY & KO. donated over $2,000 worth of pearls to be sold on the night!