Voting is now open for 4good’s April 2019 Charity

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CSS Disability Action #CC31017

CCS Disability Action’s vision is to see every disabled person included in the life of their family and community. As well as providing direct support and advocacy, we have a wider role in shaping society’s attitudes towards people with a disability.

Our Vision Te Puāwaitanga

We have been working with disabled people and their families since 1935 and are now at the forefront of service provision, advocacy and information sharing in the disability sector New Zealand-wide. Our people are professional, innovative, dedicated and knowledgeable. We hold ourselves to the highest possible ethical and professional standards and are known for our partnership approach to support.

 

Community Hospice Service Eastern Bay of Plenty #CC23677

Hospice is not a building; it is a philosophy of care. Our goal is to help people make the most of their lives.

We care for the whole person, not just their physical needs but also their emotional, spiritual, and social needs too. We care for family / whānau and friends as well, both before and after a death. Irrespective of where they are, this philosophy of care does not change and everything we provide is free of charge.

We believe that hospice care should be available to anyone who needs it, helping people make the most of every moment, in whatever way works for them.

Care is provided at patients’ homes throughout the Eastern Bay of Plenty, in consultation with their GP.

We support patients and their whānau to:

  • be cared for at home

  • live each day as fully as possible

  • die with dignity in the place of their choice

 

Stratford Companion Animal Assistance Trust #CC47730

The Scratching Post is operated by the Stratford Companion Animal Assistance Trust, a small Trust independent of any other organisation.

The Stratford Companion Animal Assistance Trust was registered with the Charities Commission in May 2012 (CC47730).  We needed an operation base and means to fundraise, so The Scratching Post opened in Stratford in August 2012 and became our presence in the Community.

Our two main objectives are caring for young kittens in need and advocating the need and importance of pet desexing.

We concentrate on helping young kittens as they are the most vulnerable due to their age and inexperience. By concentrating on the younger generation we also ensure that they do not contribute to uncontrolled breeding resulting in more homeless cats in our District.

 

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4good Charity for March 2019……..

Thanks to all who voted for the charity to support in March 2019.

The New Zealand charity with the most votes from the 4good community in March is………

Leg-Up Trust #CC32010

The seeds of Leg-Up were sown when Ros Rowe set up a small horse trekking business in 1999 to help a suicidal young woman get back on her feet by giving her a job. The trekking business did well but the casual way in which clients rode the horses didn’t sit well with the operators, and inspired the term ‘hairy bicycle syndrome’. To address this concern half day Horse Sense sessions were offered in which participants learned about the nature of horses which transcended merely riding them and these became very successful.

When the young woman finally found her feet and was ready to face life again, Ros felt the aim of the trekking business had been fulfilled and therefore prepared to close the business. However, there was an outcry from groups of at-risk youth and mental health clients who had found the Horse Sense sessions beneficial, so Ros closed the business and set up the Leg-Up Trust to meet the expressed needs of these people.

The point of difference in Leg-Up’s approach which succeeds where all else has failed lies in the use of horses as teachers. Where human beings may be suspect in the view of abused and neglected children, the horses pose no such risk to damaged souls. They keep their own counsel, offer what is perceived as unconditional love and do not judge. The students learn the basics of a relationship which has to supersede the predator/prey barrier, and through this become aware of how their actions influence those around them

Be safe and remember to not only be good but also give 4good!

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www.4good.org.nz.

Voting is now open for 4good’s March 2019 Charity

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Tauranga (BOP) Hearing Association #CC26713

A society where the hearing impaired are connected, empowered and respected.

Our purpose is to:

  • Promote education, advocacy and support for the hearing impaired community and their Whanau.
  • Meet the needs of the hearing impaired, either directly or indirectly, through education, disseminating information, the provision of goods and services or any other means considered appropriate, including, but not limited to, the making of grants or the provision of services for any purpose that will further the welfare of hearing impaired persons.
  • Promote to the public generally, awareness and understanding of the causes, prevention and consequences of hearing impairment.
  • Advocacy – To understand the issues faced by those with hearing issues and to be a voice to enable them to enjoy full participation in their community.

 

Leg-Up Trust #CC32010

The seeds of Leg-Up were sown when Ros Rowe set up a small horse trekking business in 1999 to help a suicidal young woman get back on her feet by giving her a job. The trekking business did well but the casual way in which clients rode the horses didn’t sit well with the operators, and inspired the term ‘hairy bicycle syndrome’. To address this concern half day Horse Sense sessions were offered in which participants learned about the nature of horses which transcended merely riding them and these became very successful.

When the young woman finally found her feet and was ready to face life again, Ros felt the aim of the trekking business had been fulfilled and therefore prepared to close the business. However, there was an outcry from groups of at-risk youth and mental health clients who had found the Horse Sense sessions beneficial, so Ros closed the business and set up the Leg-Up Trust to meet the expressed needs of these people.

The point of difference in Leg-Up’s approach which succeeds where all else has failed lies in the use of horses as teachers. Where human beings may be suspect in the view of abused and neglected children, the horses pose no such risk to damaged souls. They keep their own counsel, offer what is perceived as unconditional love and do not judge. The students learn the basics of a relationship which has to supersede the predator/prey barrier, and through this become aware of how their actions influence those around them

 

The German Shepherd Rescue Trust #CC27372

The German Shepherd Dog Rescue Trust (GSRT) is a New Zealand-based non-profit Charitable Trust, an entirely voluntary organisation dedicated to rescuing neglected, abandoned and unwanted German Shepherd Dogs (GSD) across New Zealand. The trust was founded by Denise Sharp in the memory of Yani, Denise’s first German Shepherd Dog, who died at the age of 2 1/2 years after battling various illnesses.

The Trust has 4 Trustees and a few volunteers residing in Palmerston North, Hastings, Wellington, Waikato, Whakatane, Warkworth and Auckland, who offer services such as checking potential homes for a dog, transporting the dogs to their approved homes, and helping the Trust’s founder, Denise, in organising the annual GSDRT Christmas Party and GSDRT calendar production and posting.

The Trust has been applauded for its service by the North & South magazine February 2007 edition, and its founder Denise was a runner-up for the Aucklander of the Year Award 2005. Telecom NZ also awarded Denise with their ‘Unsung Hero Award’, as did ‘Pets on the Net’ with their “Good Pet Person Award”. GSRT was  featured in the Collectors Edition of the PET Magazine March 2012 and most recently in The NZ Kennel Club Dog World Magazine September 2015.

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Which of these 3 charities has your vote for the charity we support in March 2019?

  • Leg-Up Trust (66%, 188 Votes)
  • The German Shepherd Rescue Trust (32%, 92 Votes)
  • Tauranga (BOP) Hearing Association (1%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 284

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4good Charity for February 2019……..

Thanks to all who voted for the charity to support in February 2019.

The New Zealand charity with the most votes from the 4good community in February is………

Te Aranui Youth Trust

Growing Strong Youths…
Building Better Communities

Te Aranui Youth Trust empowers young people in the Western Bay of Plenty to engage with their community and make self-aware and conscientious life choices.

Through the delivery of Te Aranui Youth Trust, Blue Light and Police Youth Development programmes,Te Aranui Youth Trust provides a pathway to ensure local youths are positive, steadfast, well-adjusted members of the community.

Growing up is a trying time and youths are very much influenced by what is going on around them.
Te Aranui Youth Trust’s aim is to build courage and resilience in these young people so that they can resist negative influences and follow a positive path. In developing self-awareness and leadership potential, youths begin to thrive.

Be safe and remember to not only be good but also give 4good!

From the 4Good team.

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Voting is now open for 4good’s February 2019 Charity

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  1. Te Aranui Youth Trust #CC44207

Growing Strong Youths…
Building Better Communities

Te Aranui Youth Trust empowers young people in the Western Bay of Plenty to engage with their community and make self-aware and conscientious life choices.

Through the delivery of Te Aranui Youth Trust, Blue Light and Police Youth Development programmes,
Te Aranui Youth Trust provides a pathway to ensure local youths are positive, steadfast, well-adjusted members of the community.

Growing up is a trying time and youths are very much influenced by what is going on around them.
Te Aranui Youth Trust’s aim is to build courage and resilience in these young people so that they can resist negative influences and follow a positive path. In developing self-awareness and leadership potential, youths begin to thrive.

Without our assistance, local youths would be disadvantaged.

 

 

Anglican Family Care Centre #CC24152

Anglican Family Care is a social services agency that has served the people of Dunedin and Otago since 1970. Our main office is based in Dunedin, with other branches in Balclutha, Oamaru and Alexandra.

Our main focus is children, young people and their families, but we also provide services that support individuals in need.

Our services are for all people regardless of beliefs because we respect the values and beliefs of the Anglican Church, especially “To respond to human needs by loving service”.

Our Mission

Providing social services in Otago to children and families from diverse backgrounds to restore well being and enhance their social resiliency.

Our Vision

That the values of Anglican Family Care are embedded at every level of the organisation, so outcomes contribute significantly to a just, caring, respectful and healthy community.

 

 

Royal New Zealand Plunket Society Manawatu Wanganui Area Inc #CC26411

Plunket is a national not-for-profit organisation and New Zealand’s largest provider of support services for the development, health and wellbeing of tamariki and whānau.

We are committed to providing universal access to services for all children and families regardless of ethnicity or location through our Well Child Tamariki Ora service and the range of community services offered to families. This is at the heart of who we are and is essential to provide a positive environment for parents.

 

Choose one of these 3 charities to receive this money.

(Vote in the poll below before 5pm, 28 February 2019).

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Which of these 3 charities has your vote for the charity we support in February 2019?

  • Te Aranui Youth Trust #CC44207 (76%, 84 Votes)
  • Anglican Family Care Centre #CC24152 (23%, 25 Votes)
  • Royal New Zealand Plunket Society Manawatu Wanganui Area Inc #CC26411 (2%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 111

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4good Charity for January 2019……..

Thanks to all who voted for the charity to support in January 2019.

The New Zealand charity with the most votes from the 4good community in January is………

Ignite Sport Trust

Ignite Sport is a youth development organisation offering a unique delivery style. Using sport and recreation to engage, Ignite Sport encourages young people to consider character, values, balance and heart.

Ignite Sport mentors 900+ young people annually on youth development or sports academy programmes, using recreational activities to reinforce important life skills.

We have a proud history and have many years’ experience in youth development work, academy-based camps and programmes for young athletes.

We work with Years 7-13 in over 10 schools in the Wellington/Kapiti region and with refugee youth on programmes that engage and empower young people to be more socially and personally responsible in all aspects of their lives, set goals and to reach their full potential.

For some programmes and other areas of our work we partner with organisations such as the New Zealand Red Cross, Hutt City Council, and Wellington City Council.

We also run several annual events including sports tournaments and inspirational workshops, partner with people who help out at a local sporting level, as well as being involved with activities at several community events throughout the year.

Be safe and remember to not only be good but also give 4good!

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Voting is now open for 4good’s January 2019 Charity

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Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group (NZ) #CC47054

Ailsa Pitcher started the website ‘IPF Support Group’ to provide a sympathetic environment for supporting people and their families/carers throughout the course of their disease.

The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation was asked to take over her work for her in early 2018, by providing this information on the ARFNZ’s website to build awareness about the condition.

About the Asthma and Respiratory Foundation
Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ is New Zealand’s not-for-profit sector authority on all respiratory conditions including asthma, bronchiectasis, childhood bronchiolitis, childhood pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), lung cancer, obstructive sleep apnoea and now Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF).

Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ is a registered charity and leading authority on asthma and other respiratory conditions. We advocate to government, fund research, educate on best practice, provide resources and raise awareness for 700,000 Kiwis living with a respiratory condition.

 

 

Tauranga Salvation Army (Facebook) #CC37312

We are no ordinary army. Since 1883, The Salvation Army has fought poverty and social and spiritual distress in New Zealand.

We’ve been there to help more than 120,000 families and individuals in need each year—with budgeting advice, food and clothing assistance, life skills programmes and other comfort and support. At The Salvation Army we are committed to our mission of caring for people, transforming lives and reforming society.

The Army’s work in over 130 countries is coordinated by our International Headquarters in London, which is the base for our international leader, General André Cox.

The Salvation Army has been transforming lives around the world since 1865. Find out more about our Salvation Army story

Full-time officers and employees, along with soldiers (church members) who volunteer their skills and expertise, provide our social and church-based services. The Army has over 3000 officers and employees in New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga and is recognised as a high value employer.

 

Ignite Sport Trust #CC20406

Ignite Sport is a youth development organisation offering a unique delivery style. Using sport and recreation to engage, Ignite Sport encourages young people to consider character, values, balance and heart.

Ignite Sport mentors 900+ young people annually on youth development or sports academy programmes, using recreational activities to reinforce important life skills.

We have a proud history and have many years’ experience in youth development work, academy-based camps and programmes for young athletes.

We work with Years 7-13 in over 10 schools in the Wellington/Kapiti region and with refugee youth on programmes that engage and empower young people to be more socially and personally responsible in all aspects of their lives, set goals and to reach their full potential.

For some programmes and other areas of our work we partner with organisations such as the New Zealand Red Cross, Hutt City Council, and Wellington City Council.

We also run several annual events including sports tournaments and inspirational workshops, partner with people who help out at a local sporting level, as well as being involved with activities at several community events throughout the yea

 

Choose one of these 3 charities to receive this money in January 2019 (Vote in the poll below before 5pm, 31 January 2019).

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Which of these 3 charities has your vote for the charity we support in January 2019?

  • Ignite Sport Trust (62%, 184 Votes)
  • Tauranga Salvation Army (29%, 85 Votes)
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group (NZ) (9%, 28 Votes)

Total Voters: 297

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4good Charity for November 2018……..

Thanks to all who voted for the charity to support in November 2018.

The New Zealand charity with the most votes from the 4good community in November is………

Breast Cancer Support Northland Trust #CC31788

We are a local independent charitable trust formed by Breast Cancer survivors offering practical and emotional support to people diagnosed with Breast Cancer living in the Northland region.

We provide :

  • Specially trained visitors who have themselves recovered from Breast Cancer
  • An opportunity to speak with others who have been in a similar position
  • Information on activities and services available

Be safe and remember to not only be good but also give 4good!

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Voting is now open for 4good’s Novembers 2018 Charity

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Father and Child Trust #CC10885

Our Vision:
A happier, healthier and safer environment for our children/tamariki created by more balanced parenting and effective engaged fathers.

Father & Child Trust was founded in Christchurch in August 1997 by a group of dads who ‘found’ each other in Hagley Park, where their children played together. We soon realised that as ‘at-home’ and part time or solo dads, we had similar issues and wanted to support each other as parents.

By 1998, we moved into a community room and formed a trust, aiming to bring a dad perspective into existing family services and address the lack of information or support for NZ Dads. We covered issues like depression, role adjustment, partner and relationship issues, soon forming a partnership with the local Plunket PND/PNAP mothers support group.

 

 

Breast Cancer Support Northland Trust [Facebook] #CC31788

We are a local independent charitable trust formed by Breast Cancer survivors offering practical and emotional support to people diagnosed with Breast Cancer living in the Northland region.

We provide :

Specially trained visitors who have themselves recovered from Breast Cancer

An opportunity to speak with others who have been in a similar position

Information on activities and services available

 

 

The Manawatu Multiple Sclerosis Society T/A MS Central Districts #CC21737 

We receive approximately 15 percent of our operating costs from the Ministry of Health, the remaining 85 percent we must source ourselves.  We rely heavily on the goodwill of the public through donations of money and/or time, and on various Trusts and other organisations such as NZ Lotteries, COGS, Eastern and Central Community Trust, etc.  We also hold fundraising activities including an annual street appeal, raffles, and collections at other events.

Choose one of these 3 charities to receive this money in December 2018 (Vote in the poll below before 5pm, 30 November 2018).

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Which of these 3 charities has your vote for the charity we support in November 2018?

  • Breast Cancer Support Northland Trust [Facebook] #CC31788 (54%, 64 Votes)
  • Father and Child Trust #CC10885 (28%, 33 Votes)
  • The Manawatu Multiple Sclerosis Society #CC21737 (18%, 21 Votes)

Total Voters: 118

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