The Simonlehner family are one of eleven families recently taken under the wing of our partner charity UpsideDowns. Their wee boy Edi, age five, will receive funded speech language therapy for years and years to come, in part thanks to those 1% donors' who give 1% of their income. We sat down with Edi and the family to learn what that really means.
A few weeks back, Sustainable Coastlines facilitated their 500th beach clean-up to date. On the back of this impressive milestone, their Co-Founder and General Manager Camden Howitt gives us the lowdown on what that number truly means.
When Kelly saw a need in her local community and a means to help, she jumped at the chance. She's just opened the doors of Bellyful’s 19th branch on Hibiscus Coast, with hopes of providing the type of support that meant so much to her when she first became a parent herself.
From a kid who used to lock himself in his room and shut up shop, to killing it in dance lessons at The Royal Palace, Leti’s come a real long way in just a few years. Huia O’Sullivan, and the rest of the Nga Rangatahi Toa wrap-around whānau support crew have been with him all the while.
Manurewa school Rowandale Primary is one of the latest to boast a Garden to Table programme and living garden in 2017, but it’s been the generosity of one local mum, Alphena Wiperi, that has seen something special take place here.
In 2016, Noa Woolloff received a scholarship from Inspiring Stories to attend Festival for the Future and has since launched his own social enterprise, Increase Clothing, to pay it forward and send fellow teen parents along to life-changing courses.