We had a Wellington-to-the-Burmese-jungle Messenger conversation with 28-year-old Kunu, to learn how our 1% donations to SpinningTop help bring education and opportunities to the children in her village. In a country with minimal government support, Kunu can make a little go a very long way.
Te Hāpai is just one part of the incredible work DCM gets up to in central Wellington. For those who have been sleeping rough on these cold winter's nights, it's an essential part of their morning routine. Here's an insight into what life at Te Hāpai looks like.
When UpsideDowns told us that your 1% donations have helped introduce a new 100% subsidy option for families in need, we had to learn more. Here's the exciting update!
$2.00. It's not a lot of money but for a gold coin in Wainuiomata you can buy a pie and a can of fizzy drink. In the Lower Hutt suburb, the reality is that some youth don't have access to enough nutritious food. School finishes and they're starving, so they head to a local shop to purchase what $2.00 can buy. Our partner charity, Kaibosh Food Rescue is supporting Tihei Rangatahi to change this.
When baby Holly arrived in February this year to join her two-year-old "tornado" of a brother, Daniel, Annette found her usually organised and well-planned life seriously challenged. Learn how Bellyful was able to help take a load off.
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.