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, we will also be using the service of a unique and innovative ‘Network Member with Rewards’ Fundraising Program.
There are two reasons for introducing the ‘Network Member with Rewards’ Fundraising Program.
The first, is because many people feel that it is difficult to bring in enough money to look after their own family and they simply cannot stretch the weekly pay packet to give a donation. In their hearts they’d like to help, but in practical terms they just can’t.
The second reason is due to the sheer size of the child poverty problem that exists here in New Zealand. Child Poverty is a huge and ongoing social issue that requires large amounts of funding to remedy.
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 accumulative effort to reduce child poverty by successive New Zealand governments, grant funding organisations, advocators, donors, charities and volunteers, the nett result has been 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/
One opinion we would all share, is that there is not enough money making its way to eliminating or significantly reducing child poverty in New Zealand. If the past and present is anything to go by, we could reasonably conclude that the future situation for children in poverty looks very grim. If the money has never been there, what would inspire people with confidence that the money will be there in the future?
Nevertheless, finding ways to help reduce child poverty is imperative. Children need help today, not merely the promise of change tomorrow.
There are no end of opinions on whose responsibility it is and what is needed to bring children out of poverty, but one opinion we should all share 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 these vulnerable ones.
The Challenge - The biggest and obvious challenge is around acquiring the needed funds. Let’s face it - for most people, meeting that challenge is seen as an impossibility. Then, there is the challenge of having in place systems that would see available funds used in a way that results in the significant reduction in child poverty.
Development - Evidence-based information shows clearly that the nett effect from programs, systems and services that have been in place for decades have not been enough. There needs to be communication that results in the development of efficient and cost effective programs, systems and services that produce a significant reduction in child poverty.
Our Solution - While long term solutions continue to be sought, we feel it is vitally important that we all play a part now in improving the situation for these young ones, because, without more help, many children in poverty today will grow up to be adults without opportunity in the future.
The New Zealand Network Charity has a ‘no-financial-hardship’ funding solution that will improve the lives of child poverty in schools.
Finding ways to help reduce child poverty is imperative. Children need help today, not merely the promise of change tomorrow.
Children are innocent and vulnerable - and they need the help of responsible adults to make things better for them.
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 ‘Network Member with Rewards’ Fundraising Program - please click here to join
Interest is being expressed outside of New Zealand for the ‘Network Member with Rewards’ Fundraising Program being used. Whilst The New Zealand Network Charity’s main concentration and energy will be on the much needed on-the-ground work to help reduce child poverty here in New Zealand, we and our fundraising sponsor are more than happy to assist organisations outside of New Zealand to work with the same or similar fundraising model to reduce child poverty in their countries. We welcome expressions of interest from other countries.