New Zealand’s Dunedin casino donates NZD 5000 to Foster Hope Otago


Dunedin Casino recently donated $5,000 to the Foster Hope Otago Charity Organization. The casino sought help from Dunedin residents to identify which non-profit organization would be the lucky receiver of a donation. After an extensive list of nominations from Dunedin’s The Breeze radio listeners, Foster Hope Otago was selected to receive the donation. This is the single largest donation the non-profit has ever received since it started out. Foster Hope Otago solely relies on donations from well-wishers and the community to conduct their events. The Breeze radio presenter Damian Newell and Dunedin manager in charge of marketing Karen Williams handed the 5,000 dollars cheque to Juanita Williams, who works for the charity organization.

Juanita Williams says that the donation will be of great help to the organization. She feels that it will help fulfil the increasing need when it comes to backpacks as well as spread some joy this Christmas holiday.

What does Foster Hope Otago do for the community?

One of the services offered by the organization is providing backpacks containing new pyjamas, toothbrush, sanitary items and other toiletries to children on the verge of joining foster homes. These children are sometimes going through traumatic experiences. The backpacks are a symbol of the love and support the organization has not only
for the children, but also for the caregivers.

Would you like to help?

About 800 backpacks are required each year. However, Hope Otago has already issued that number of backpacks and it is estimated that about 200 to 400 more will be needed. As we approach the Christmas holiday, the children will definitely appreciate the concern. One backpack goes for between 40 and 50 dollars and is inclusive of toiletries, sanitary items, and pyjamas. You can donate to the organization at any time.

About Dunedin Casino

Dunedin casino has unparalleled entertainment for their guests. One of the leading casinos in New Zealand, it has 12 gaming tables that serve up a variety of games- from blackjack, roulette, baccarat, and Caribbean stud poker to live poker. They also have 180 of the latest slot machines so if you are not a fan of table games, then you are still going to have plenty of fun. You can also enjoy their great meal deals where local New Zealand cuisines are served, such as the 15-dollar panko chicken served with fries, salad and a sauce of your choice. This special is available from 11 am to 11 pm every weekend in December. There’s also the 8-dollar senior lunch menu offered from 11 am to 4 pm over Monday and Tuesday. There are cash giveaways, club days and draws you could also look out for.

Dunedin casino currently does not have an online casino but you can look for some game time even after their 3 AM closing time. There are plenty of free online pokies that run 24/7 on various other online casinos. These online casinos regularly offer bonuses on no deposit slot where you get to keep what you win.

If you are visiting Dunedin or live there, pass by Dunedin Casino for a night full of unlimited fun and great New Zealand cuisine. You can also donate to Hope Otago to help share the love and support the children.