At UpsideDowns, we believe every child with Down syndrome deserves a voice. We're here to make that belief a reality by funding essential speech-language therapy, helping kids communicate, gain confidence, and achieve independence.

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Over 250 givers have collectively raised $196,727.08 for UpsideDowns. That has funded 3,279 hours of speech language therapy for children with Down syndrome across Aotearoa New Zealand.

What We Do.

On average in New Zealand, a baby is born with Down syndrome every week, yet the specialised education they need isn't part of the government curriculum. This is where we step in. Since 2003, our passionate community of parents and supporters has been bridging this gap, funding thousands of life-changing therapy sessions.

The impact of these sessions is profound. Children who once struggled to express themselves can now share their thoughts, needs, and dreams. Parents who once second-guessed their child's feelings can now understand them clearly. Teachers, friends, and communities see firsthand the incredible potential within these children.

Your support makes all the difference. Every dollar helps fund a child's journey to effective communication. By giving regularly, you help ensure that more kids get the chance to thrive, to be heard, and to fully participate in society. Together, we can transform lives and build a more inclusive world.

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As a giver we’ll never hassle you for more money, call you or send you envelopes in the mail.

How it Works

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We’ve partnered with 15 trusted Kiwi-based charities. Choose one, some, or all. Tell us how much you want to give and how often. Set up once, then we’ll do the rest. Easy!

100% to charity

When you donate to a charity via One Percent Collective, a dollar given is a dollar received. The charity gets 100% of your donations. We don't take a cut.

See your impact

We’ll make sure you know what your dollars are doing. The difference they're making, the lives they're changing, and the stories they're creating.*

Don't just take our word for it.

I like the cause, the simplicity, and the flexibility of One Percent Collective. Keep up the great work!

– Mel –
Giving monthly since 2018

One Percent Collective supports great charities and it helps me talk about giving back to my children in a meaningful way.

– Jimmy –
Giving monthly since 2015

I think the concept of One Percent Collective is so great. Thanks for making it all so easy!

– Bridget –
Giving monthly since 2020

It means a lot to see the impact all written out — quantified and qualified. Thanks so much for the incredible work you’ve been doing.

– Karen–
Giving monthly since 2014

Can I just say how much I love this kaupapa, and how happy I am to be supporting your mahi. You guys rock!

Giving monthly since 2021