Powering social good

COVID-19 update: Millions at risk in Syria

The devastation of war has left Syria extremely vulnerable to COVID-19. The dire lack of infrastructure has resulted in significant under-testing and there’s a serious shortage of health workers, basic medicines and PPE. We invite you to join us in donating to World Vision at this critical time, to help them support 13 health facilities, distribute information and hygiene kits, establish temperature monitoring points, train health workers and provide critical equipment, in the fight against COVID-19.

Please donate here

(All donations will be directed to World Vision’s COVID-19 emergency response over the next six months.)

At Tax Traders, we believe business can play an important role in the building of a flourishing New Zealand society. One way we do this is by supporting a number of outstanding charities working at the frontline of communities. Our support in the sector is multi-faceted – including funding, serving on boards, providing strategic advice, and running fundraising events.

Here are a few of the charities we’re passionate about:

charity parenting place

PARENTING PLACE

Supporting whānau to thrive, in communities nationwide

Every relationship grows stronger with support, encouragement and nurturing. Parenting Place is New Zealand’s largest parenting charity, supporting over 400,000 families each year through transformational courses, post-natal support, one-on-one coaching, events, and in-school education. We love their six week Building Awesome Whanau course which draws on the richness of Maori culture and evidence-informed parenting techniques, helping families restore and flourish.

www.parentingplace.nz


 

UPSIDE YOUTH MENTORING

In-depth mentoring for vulnerable youth

Upside Youth Mentoring walk alongside young people affected by traumatic childhood experienced such as abuse or neglect, who are at risk of long term negative outcomes. Young people, aged 9-13, are referred from principals, counsellors, psychologists and social workers. Upside’s volunteers provide long term, one-on-one mentoring to help the young person navigate their challenges and reimagine their future. Since 2006, Upside have successfully mentored 700 young people, with a life-changing impact.

www.upside.org.nz


 
charity world vision

WORLD VISION

Supporting Syrian refugee children to reach their potential

World Vision is an international organisation committed to helping children, families and communities overcome poverty and injustice, regardless of their religion, race, gender, ethnicity or ability. Through World Vision NZ, Tax Traders have been supporting families affected by the Syrian crisis - helping them gain access to clean water, safe sanitation and hygiene kits. As the conflict moves into its 8th year, many Syrian children are still not engaged in formal education and are not receiving adequate support to process the trauma they have endured.

www.worldvision.org.nz

 

charity garden to table

GARDEN TO TABLE

An exciting hands-on food education programme for kids

Too many Kiwi kids are disconnected from nature and know little or nothing about where food comes from. Garden to Table is changing that. All around the country, they help primary school students enthusiastically get their hands dirty and learn how to grow, harvest, prepare and share fresh, seasonal food. In the process children are discovering a love for fresh healthy food, how to cook for their family, and gaining skills that will last a lifetime. Currently Garden to Table has 150 schools and there are more than 200 additional schools interested in joining the programme.

www.gardentotable.org.nz