Elen had amazingly normal pregnancy so it was a complete surprise when baby Oscar showed up eleven weeks early. Before Elen had a chance to hold him, Oscar was whisked away from her and placed in an incubator in a hospital on the other side of town. This was the beginning of Oscar’s journey through the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
This April, our partner charity Garden to Table launch the Ten Million Meals Project. This five-year venture aims to see every primary school in New Zealand taking part in Garden to Table and have kids across the country growing, harvesting, and preparing ten million garden-inspired meals each and every year.
Do tigers eat plastic? And why does it matter that plastic bags look like Jellyfish in the water? We went out to see our partner charity Sustainable Coastlines in action at South Wairarapa school Kuranui College, as they educate kids about the little things they can do to protect our marine creatures against the dangers of plastic waste.
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.
Sometimes it's not just about getting housed but about staying housed. After spending four years on the street himself, Wellington local Alexi knows what it's like to be homeless more than most. These days, he's a proud part of the team at DCM who offer a helping hand to taumai at risk of losing their accommodation.