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

I'm an individual - what can I do?

Giving2Kids is a guide for philanthropic and iwi organisations and businesses. However, if you're an individual and want to do something to support children here are some tips:

  • find out what the needs are in your community. Ask around local schools, community groups and charities and see where the needs are 
  • you can volunteer your skills whether financial, management, grant-writing, supporting frontline staff - ask your preferred charitable organisation what you can do.  Be prepared to commit for a long period so that any investment in your training, or your ‘learning curve’, will be put to best use, and to protect the trust of children who may come to rely on you
  • if you want to donate money, check if the charity is registered with the Charities Commission. This means there is strong accountability for the use of funds 
  • small organisations not yet registered with the Charities Commission may also be doing great things in the community. Just do your own research to check they are making a positive difference 
  • there are many charities and services focused on children that welcome volunteers. Check out www.volunteeringnz.org.nz 
  • if you want to leave money in your will, speak to your lawyer 
  • A Memory Tree has a list of charities, some of which support children.

Who needs help

Some children have greater needs than others. They can be grouped into four areas: very young children, Maori and Pasifika children, children in sole-parent families and children in severe and persist...

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Where to make a difference

We have identified six interrelated areas where your investment could make the most difference to children.The six areas are: family, health, education, housing, community, and having basic needs met....

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