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

Welcome to Lifehouse Trust

A welcome to Lifehouse Trust #CC51324

A charity that helps transform young people’s lives

The aim of Lifehouse is to reach out to, educate and support young men and women who are at risk emotionally, socially and in respect of their physical and psychological health. Lifehouse will create and establish frameworks of support and education to raise awareness around issues facing young women and men such as self-harm, addictions, suicide, eating disorders, unplanned pregnancy, depression, unemployment and poverty as well as other life issues and to assist young men and women to address and overcome those issues.

Welcome aboard and best of luck.

4good Charity for February 2018……..

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

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

Bellyful New Zealand Trust Board

Since 2009, Bellyful volunteers have delivered meals to families with newborn babies, and families with young children who are struggling with illness.  Particularly those lacking a good support network.

Having a few meals delivered by a friendly face can be a real sanity-saver. 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 December 2017……..

Thanks to all who voted for the charity to support in December 2017.

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

Asthma & Respiratory Services Hawke’s Bay Trust

Having a respiratory condition doesn’t mean life has to be difficult. Breathe Hawke’s Bay is here to help support you to manage your lifestyle – home, work and play, so that you can breathe easy.

Our respiratory nurse educators (registered nurses) travel throughout Hawke’s Bay delivering a range of FREE services. They are  supported by an administrator based at our Napier clinic, 199 Dickens Street; and our board of trustees. We also facilitate a number of annual events with the help of members, volunteers and community partners.

 Happy New Year everyone and have a great month, January’s votes will be up shortly!

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

From the 4Good team.

www.4good.org.nz

4good Charity for November 2017……..

Thanks to all who voted for the charity to support in November 2017.

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

“Wellington Riding for the Disabled provides a unique and high quality therapy for people with disabilities in the Greater Wellington Region. It develops, improves and promotes many aspects of everyday life.  Wellington riding for Disabled is a community within a number of communities. We have over 60 riders who all benefit from Therapy.  Our volunteers benefit from a sense of work and satisfaction in providing a critical service to this community.

Our horses need to be in top shape top shape, fit and well fed with adequate muscle tone to carry our riders and be able to move correctly to provide appropriate therapy.  We will use the funding to maintain their well being – so they can continue to provide this essential therapy”

 Have a great month everyone, December’s votes will be up shortly!

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

From the 4Good team.

www.4good.org.nz