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4good Charity for August 2018……..

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

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

Age Concern is a charitable organisation dedicated solely to people over 65.
We promote dignity, wellbeing, equity and respect and provide expert information and support services in response to older people’s needs.

We are active and vocal on relevant issues and work to ensure older people stay connected with their family, friends and community.

Congratulations to this deserving charity.

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

From the 4Good team.

www.4good.org.nz

4good Charity for July 2018……..

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

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

  Littlemore Trust #CC53675
t’s our vision to see communities where every newborn is set for life. That’s why we’re helping families share the joy of parenting. We’re doing this by helping Kiwis pass on their pre-loved baby clothes and other baby essentials to families with newborns in need in Auckland. This may seem such a small thing, but every little piece of baby clothing, bedding, carseats & more that you donate, really does make a huge difference. So if you’ve got some gear that you’re thinking of passing on, here’s a massive thanks in advance from the little ones you’ll be helping.

Congratulations to this deserving charity.

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

From the 4Good team.

www.4good.org.nz

4good Charity for June 2018……..

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

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

Napier Riding for Disabled’s mission is to: “provide interaction with Horses to develop increased ability, independence and self-esteem for children and adults with physical, intellectual, emotional and social challenges”

We operate four days a week, providing RDA sessions for clients from our community.

Riding and interaction with horses benefits adults and children with a wide range of special needs, including cerebral palsy, spina bifida, multiple sclerosis, visual or hearing impairments, autism spectrum disorders, developmental delay, intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, or multiple disabilities and other physical, psychiatric, social and behavioural challenges and difficulties.

Congratulations to this deserving charity.

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

From the 4Good team.

 

www.4good.org.nz

4good Charity for May 2018……..

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

The NZ charity with the most votes from the 4good community in May is………

  1. Parents Centres New Zealand Inc #CC29159

At Parents Centres we believe that parenting is everything! We support parents through the early years, because great parents grow great children.

 

We believe that parenting is everything and work with parents to equip them with the knowledge and skills and support they require in order to be the best parents they can possibly be.

 

Congratulations to this deserving charity.

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

From the 4Good team.

 

www.4good.org.nz

“Guest article writer Robert Hudson discusses which charities can put smiles on your faces”

CHARITIES THAT REALLY PUT A SMILE ON OUR FACES

From the mobile charitable dental clinics through to the organisations who make it possible for the public to donate oral healthcare products – New Zealand is facing up to the importance of literally bringing a smile to a child’s face.

The long-term benefits of the lower socioeconomic groups having access to dental healthcare cannot be overestimated.  Charities such as Revive a Smile and DCM Dental Clinic reach out to the public and professionals to volunteer donations of dental products or services to those in need.

There are touching stories of homeless elders who had been in pain for many years being helped by a simple tooth extraction.  These are the unfortunate overlooked who simply cannot afford any form of oral health routine on their current social benefits. 

It is widely thought that dental health is being treated as a luxury.  Currently, half of New Zealand’s population put off essential dental treatments because of cost.  The number of children hospitalised for preventable oral issues are on the increase.  Nutrition and oral hygiene should be on the school curriculums and have a higher profile in general until the problems are off-set. 

The impact of charities that focus on dental care for the homeless, victims of domestic violence, refugees, youth, low income adults and the elderly are truly working for the greater good.  The aim is to empower any impoverished to take control of their dental health and set them on the road to wellness. 

As Doctor Johay Amith of Dentaltoday states: Sometimes brushing and flossing are not enough.  It is important to use the time with any patient in the dentist’s chair to inform about the necessity of good nutrition.  Simply by anyone from the public donating a few oral healthcare products can give a dental care practitioner the chance to impart some tips about brushing techniques and the benefit of swapping out sweets for fruit to someone who is economically disadvantaged.

No one wants to have bad teeth and pain.  It is reassuring to know that there are charitable organisations active in New Zealand today who have recognised that dental care and re-educating about nutrition and oral hygiene are a basic human right with a worthwhile and invaluable impact for the generations of the future.

References:

https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/cost-dental-care-in-new-zealand-jim-andertons-unfinished-project

http://www.nzdentalcharity.org

https://www.onepercentcollective.org/stories/the-life-changing-chair

4good Charity for April 2018……..

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

The NZ charity with the most votes from the 4good community in April is………

Whangarei Youth Space Trust #CC49653

About WYS

Whangarei Youth Space opened in 2014 in response to a need identified by Whangarei young people, and the wider community, for a safe, welcoming youth-focused space in central Whangarei.  The aim was to provide a place of belonging, easy access to support, development opportunities, and youth-specific health services.

Today, WYS attracts around 5500 visits annually to our social space, and provides around 1600 health consultations. We attract a diverse range of young people, with rangatahi Māori making up over 80% of our users.

We work on a model of a youth / adult partnership which sees young people aged 18 to 24 take 50% of the trustee roles on our board.  We also have around 30 young people each year who are actively involved in WYS in leadership roles.

 

Congratulations to this deserving charity.

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

From the 4Good team.

 

www.4good.org.nz

4good Charity for March 2018……..

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

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

The Cancer Society Wellington Division

Every day 60 New Zealanders will hear the words “I am sorry you have cancer.” If you or someone you care about has cancer, if you want to help provide support, or reduce your own risk of cancer  – you have come to the right place.And if you want to talk – we are here to listen. No one should face cancer alone… with Cancer Society here, you won’t have to.

Congratulations to this deserving charity.

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

From the 4Good team.

www.4good.org.nz