Stories News Stories Funder Impact Update – July 2023 In the last quarter (1 April 2023 – 30 June 2023), we were grateful to receive support and contributions from our donors, sponsors, funders, regular givers, and supporters to make our work possible. We would like to say a big thank you to all our individual supporters as well as the below funders. Wright Family Foundation for supporting our HIPPY programme Joyce Fisher Charitable Trust for supporting our MATES programme Merchant 1948 for supporting our MATES Junior programme Friedlander Foundation for supporting our MATES programme FeedtheNeed NZ and The Salvation Army Mt Wellington for providing 16 food boxes every fortnight to be distributed to our MATES programme, and whānau and tamariki at our Family Service Centres at Papakura and Takanini Lane Neave Lawyers for joining us as a corporate partner and supporting all of our programmes Papakura Local Board for funding towards our office equipment Bluesky Community Trust for funding towards mobile phones Lion Foundation for funding towards the overheads of our Penrose office The support has meant essential contributions towards our three life-changing education and support programmes and allows us to continue doing our best to support children, young people and families. HIPPY children enjoying their time on the workbooks and the storybook "Come into the Garden”. Our children at Papakura Early Learning Centre making a "rain cloud" to learn about Weather phenomena and colour More than 80 whānau and tamariki were supported by our Family Service Centre with food assistance between April and May 2023 MATES Mentor training day during Term 2 school holiday At Great Potentials we are working for and with children, young people and families to promote family function, relieve suffering, release potential, reduce disparities in New Zealand society, reduce crime and violence and break the cycle of disadvantage. We do this through three life-changing programmes: HIPPY, MATES, and Family Service Centres.