Helping others and supporting those less fortunate than ourselves is a true luxury. We’ve teamed up with four nationwide charitable foundations, each of which has a special meaning to one of our team. Read more about our chosen charities below.
Surf Life Saving New Zealand (SLSNZ) is the leading beach and coastal safety, drowning prevention and rescue authority in Aotearoa. We deliver proactive lifeguarding and essential emergency rescue services, a range of public education beach safety programmes, member education, training and development, as well as a highly respected sport.
SLSNZ is the national association representing 74 surf lifesaving clubs with 18,000+ members, including more than 4,500 volunteer Surf Lifeguards. We are also a charity. Our lifeguards patrol 80+ locations each summer and provide emergency call-out rescue services throughout Aotearoa, saving hundreds of lives each year and ensuring thousands return home safe after a day at the beach.
To learn more, visit surflifesaving.org.nz
KidsCan is helping Kiwi kids in need by providing food, clothing and health programmes in schools and early childhood centres so they can get into the classroom in a position to learn. KidsCan does this because they believe education equals opportunity. KidsCan are in schools and early childhood centres nationwide but their job is not done!
There are still thousands of children from other schools and centres waiting for help – our help. With our support, KidsCan can give those children the basics most of us take for granted so they can create a brighter future for themselves.
To learn more, visit kidscan.org.nz
One in five New Zealanders will experience mental health issues before they turn 18. Primary and intermediate school is a critical time to equip children with the knowledge and tools to safeguard and nurture their mental wellbeing and help others do the same.
Mitey has been developed by the Sir John Kirwan Foundation to provide schools nationwide with a research driven approach for mental health education, for years 1-8. Mitey provides Kiwi kids with the age appropriate skills they need to recognise and respond to mental health issues both in themselves and others.
To learn more, visit jkfoundation.org.nz
Rainbow (LGBTI+) young people can face a hard time growing up in NZ. Queer young people are 5x more likely to have attempted suicide in the last 12 months compared to their heterosexual peers, and gender diverse young people are over 4x more likely to be bullied at school at least once a week compared to their cisgender peers.
RainbowYOUTH is a charity that provides support, information and advocacy for intersex, queer, and gender diverse youth. Our vision is to see all young people thrive in Aotearoa, he waka eke noa (a waka we are all in together, without exception). We foster safe, inclusive, accepting, and diverse family environments that are drug, smoke, and alcohol free.
To learn more, visit ry.org.nz