We advocate for the interests, rights and wellbeing of children and young people

Why give to kids?

Poverty has serious consequences for a child experiencing it day by day. Poverty also impacts the country as a whole, with increased pressure on health and education services and a less productive wor...

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Where to target your giving

Two factors will help givers make good decisions: knowing which children have the greatest needs and where there is potential to make the biggest impact on lives.

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How to work together

Working alongside existing charities can create greater impacts. Some investment methods help people work together better and increase the chances of good outcomes.                                    ...

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What do kids need?

Discover what kids need at different stages of their childhood, plus tips on where you can make the biggest impact on their lives.
Children and young people experience five key stages of development a...

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Six basics of wise giving

Having considered the reasons to invest in children, what they need at different stages of development, which of these needs are priorities, and who needs the most help to improve future outcomes, you...

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50+ ideas for giving to kids

The ideas for investing in children have been grouped into six interrelated areas of children's lives.  Children have needs across all of these six areas, and we know that supporting any of them will ...

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ABOUT GIVING2KIDS

Giving2Kids is a joint partnership between Philanthropy New Zealand and the Office of the Children's Commissioner.

The idea for Giving2Kids came about after a number of businesses and organisations asked us how they could play their part in reducing child poverty.

So we put together information on why, how, and where to invest in our children, and includes 50 plus evidence-based ideas to consider.

Questions? Comments? Get in touch

Email us at childpoverty@occ.org.nz or children@occ.org.nz with Giving2Kids in the subject line.

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