OUR MISSION STATEMENT...
‘Networking to Help Child Poverty & Animal Welfare’
Welcome to The New Zealand Network Charity website (registered charity CC51522). As you familiarize yourself with the pages of this website you will see that we operate differently from other charities.
One difference is that we help two causes - Child Poverty & Animal Welfare.
We are helping two causes because both children and animals are innocent, vulnerable and rely on adults to care for them.
In helping reduce child poverty - we will be concentrating mainly on supporting New Zealand children in low decile 1-4 schools, as well as children from decile 5-10 schools who come from low income families. We will be providing hot lunches, dietary supplements, a natural head lice product with program as well as other health, well-being and educational supports - Click here to learn more.
- We will also be supporting international interest for the programs that we are using to help reduce child poverty.
In helping animal welfare - we will be serving as an umbrella body for animal shelters and rescue groups that struggle in New Zealand to raise funds for their service. Funds and product will be made available through an application process - Click here to learn more.
- We will also be supporting international interest for the programs that we are using to help animal welfare/cruelty agencies.
Another difference is our charity’s fundraising approach.
While we gratefully accept donations and issue tax receipts, as a part of our fundraising campaign we will also be using the service of a unique and innovative 'Sustainable' Network Member with Rewards Fundraising Program.
This is a ‘loyalty’ program that has been specially designed to raise significant funds toward our charitable works, whilst giving financial benefits to those that participate in the program.
There are two reasons for introducing the 'Sustainable' Network Member with Rewards Fundraising Program.
Firstly, many people find it difficult enough to bring in money to look after their own family and therefore, they just cannot stretch the weekly pay packet to give a donation - in their hearts they’d like to help, but in practical terms they simply can’t.
The 'Sustainable' Network Member with Rewards Fundraising Program provides an alternative to giving a donation - and instead of hurting the pocket - it rewards it!!
Secondly, the child poverty problem that exists here in New Zealand is a huge and worrying social issue that requires large amounts of funding to change.
We believe the 'Sustainable' Network Member with Rewards Fundraising Program will help that change to take place.
Our charity has been selected as a finalist in the ‘Community Innovation’ Category of the 2016 NZI Sustainable Business Network Awards, with our entry that announces this ‘loyalty’ program. We are thrilled the NZI Sustainable Business Network saw something in the 'Sustainable' Network Member with Rewards Fundraising Program to make it a finalist in the 2016 Awards - http://sustainable.org.nz/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Awards-finalists.pdf
Research and Development Research - Our research has uncovered reports released by Child Poverty organisations and experts, along with the December 2015 Children’s Commissioner showing that despite 30 years of cumulative effort to reduce child poverty by successive New Zealand governments, grant funding organisations, advocators, donors, charities and volunteers, the nett result has seen a significant increase. This alarming increase has left families and experts throwing their arms up in despair, wondering what to do next.
December 2015 – The Children’s Commissioner expressed words saying “it’s the job of the whole country, not just Government, to make child poverty a priority” http://www.nz.online-listing.com/2015/12/14/child-poverty-is-everyones-problem-childrens-commissioner-stuff-co-nz/
We’ve all shared our voices and differing opinions on child poverty - as to whose fault it is and who should fix the problem. But one thing we’d all agree on, is that - Child Poverty is never the children’s fault. Therefore, it is vitally important that those of us that care, pull together, to improve the lives of our young vulnerable ones.
The Challenge - The biggest and obvious challenge is around the need is money. Equally important is the ability is to use that money wisely and effectively to achieve the desired result to reduce child poverty.
Please support what we are doing to make the lives of these children better.
If you would like to help fund our charity’s works, there are two ways you can do this…
1. You can give a donation and receive a tax receipt - please click here to donate
2. You can participate in the 'Sustainable' Network Member with Rewards Fundraising Program - please click here to join
Interest is being expressed outside of New Zealand for the 'Sustainable' Network Member with Rewards Fundraising Program.
At this time we welcome contact from countries that experience extreme poverty and would like to use this ‘loyalty’ program (conditions apply).