Foster and whānau caregivers who selflessly invite another person’s child into their homes and hearts are defenders of a child’s future. They provide stable, loving homes to some of New Zealand’s most vulnerable children, a task that’s both rewarding and challenging. They deserve our admiration and support.
Caring Families Aotearoa provides encouragement, professional training and support so foster and whānau caregivers can do their best for vulnerable children, helping them to prosper and learn to love and trust again.
But we can’t do this alone. As the demand for our services grows, so does our need for financial assistance. We need your help to make a difference, to ensure every foster and whānau caregiver receives the support they so thoroughly deserve. Unfortunately, we currently only have the resources to support a quarter of foster and whānau caregivers!
With your help we make a positive impact and help to transform the lives of thousands of children in care in New Zealand.
Make a difference today
There are many ways you can make a difference.
As an individual you can choose to make a single or regular gift, raise funds at your place of work, or hold another type of fundraising event. You can participate in a sponsored challenge and have fun while doing something good for others! The possibilities are endless.
We also welcome philanthropic support from businesses. If you have a retail outlet, why not ask your customers to add a donation to their bill, offer to match donations from your staff members to Caring Families Aotearoa or provide your services free-of-charge or at a discounted rate. Free products that we can distribute to foster families, whānau caregivers and the kids are also warmly welcomed.
General donations from both individuals and businesses are most valued as we can direct your support to our most urgent priorities. If you’d like to target your support, you can sponsor a fostered teenager to attend the annual L’Oréal Face your Future event, which helps to empower young people to face their future with confidence and new-found skills.
You can also contact our Fundraising Manager, Suzanne Silva, to discuss how you can help Caring Families Aotearoa. Suzanne can be contacted on our free phone number 0800 693 323 or by email, here.
Thank you for your support!