We love supporting the not for profit community.
As part of our commitment to give back to the community we offer a complimentary membership in each of our groups for a not for profit organisation. Like in business, the key to sustainable growth for not for profits is to build strong networks. Here are some of the organisations we support:
Wellington Women’s Refuge
CONTACT: Philippa McAtee
PHONE: 04 939 0455
We provide women and their children with the option of a safe place to stay, and also support women and their children in the community. We operate a safe-house, community office and a 24 hour crisis telephone line assisted by a roster of volunteers responding to the crisis line outside working hours.
Waikato Breast Cancer Trust
CONTACT: Sharon Tribe
PHONE: 07 839 8726 ext 97845
The Waikato Breast Cancer Trust enables research and education into breast cancer diagnosis, prevention and treatment. The Trust is running or has completed more than 30 different studies/clinical trials.
As well as being involved in clinical trials and research studies the Trust administers the Waikato Breast Cancer Register. This register aims to provide essential health information that will lead to a better understanding of breast cancer diagnosis, treatment and outcome. We aim to compare our performance against New Zealand and International best practice with a view to providing better services to Waikato and New Zealand women.
The National Council of Women of New Zealand
The National Council of Women of New Zealand (NCWNZ) is the country’s leading women’s organisation. We work to promote women’s rights and equality.
CONTACT: Nicky Steel
PHONE: (04) 4737623
Karyn Hart, Opshop Manager
Tauranga Opshop: 100 Devonport Road, Tauranga | Ph: (07) 579 4411
We’re here to rescue kids from abusive and unsafe situations and to place them into loving families or homes. We’re excited about what we’ve been able to achieve since 2004. We know there are HUGE needs that we can be the solution to. Please join with us in this journey to alleviate suffering from the worlds most vulnerable
Over 2,700 New Zealand women will be diagnosed with breast cancer each year and at the age of 27, Louise Perkins was one of those women. For over 400 of these women, the breast cancer will advance to an incurable secondary stage and at 29, Louise was given this diagnosis with just two years to live. Louise exceeded all medical expectations and lived another full and vibrant 10 years.
Louise lived with absolute positivity and went about life with cancer as a small part of living rather than as a main focus of her life. Louise passed away in December 2004 and after extensive research into the needs of those living with incurable cancer, her husband Scott Perkins established The Louise Perkins Foundation. The operational arm Sweet Louise was launched in 2006 with the single-minded vision of improving the quality of life for New Zealanders living with incurable secondary breast cancer. Sweet Louise provides a comprehensive range of free services, support and complementary therapies that give individual’s choice in enhancing their well-being and quality of life.
Break Free Expeditions
Over the past 2.5 years Venus Network have quietly been helping to build school classrooms and homes overseas for the poor by buying quality NZ made toilet paper for their bathrooms. What???? You may well ask! Its all part of Break Free Expeditions “Wipe Poverty Away” campaign whereby businesses and households purchase quality toilet paper made by the same company as Purex in cartons of 48. 100% of the profit from the sale of the toilet paper goes straight into buying building materials for the poor and homeless who live in countries like Mexico, Uganda and Cambodia. “Thanks Venus – the difference that you make in the lives of the families and orphans that we help is just huge!” says Diana Judge, founder of Break Free Expeditions. For more information please visit our website.
The catalyst for Living Hope was a child pickpocket and a single meal.
In 1997, whilst on her way to take up a post teaching English in Russia, New Zealander Rachael Hughes felt a hand reach for her purse and turned to confront the person. Instead she looked down at the face of a homeless child.
She had witnessed countless scared, hungry children begging on the streets of Vladivostok, so was moved to buy this child a meal. Seeing the way he devoured the food with an expression of shame made such an impression on Rachael that the next day she returned to the streets handing out fruit and sandwiches. Within a month she was feeding thirty children up to 3 times a week.
Endometriosis New Zealand is New Zealand’s national endometriosis organisation and has affiliated support groups throughout the country.
We represent the tens of thousands of women and girls with endometriosis in New Zealand and we work with those health professionals who treat the condition and researchers finding solutions. We provide unique and professional services and programmes to reach individuals, communities, schools, workplaces and all stakeholders involved in improving health outcomes for those with endometriosis and persistent pelvic pain.
Exult are here to support community groups in their fundraising, marketing and sponsorship efforts. Kerri and her team provide practical workshops and ideas for marketing, securing funding, sponsorship and volunteer related topics. In a nutshell, they are here to help you if you are a community group. Kerri’s vision and passion is inspiring. She is based in Tauranga and works all over New Zealand.