In the last quarter (July – September 2022), we were grateful to receive support and contributions from our donors, sponsors, funders, regular givers, and supporters to make our work possible.

  • Astor Foundation: supporting our MATES refugee mentor/mentee pairings
  • Wright Family Foundation: supporting our HIPPY programme
  • Merchant 1948: supporting our MATES Junior programme
  • Friedlander Foundation: supporting our MATES Junior programme
  • Papakura Local Board Grant: supporting our Papakura Family Service Centre with replacing an old garden shed.
  • The Trusts Community Foundation: supporting our MATES programme at Avondale Intermediate School and Waitakere College.
  • Maurice Paykel Charitable Trust: providing support towards our overhead costs.
  • One Foundation: supporting our Papakura Family Service Centre with funding towards purchasing 6 computer monitors and docking stations.
  • Milestone Foundation: funding towards our Penrose Office overhead costs.
  • Rano Community Trust: supporting our MATES programme at Clendon Park School
  • FeedtheNeed NZ and The Salvation Army Mt Wellington: 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.
  • Blue Sky Community Trust: Funding towards replacing an obsolete printer at our Penrose Head Office.
  • Pub Charity: funding towards two laptops for our Papakura Family Service Centre.

We also want to say a big thank you to Dame Jenny Gibbs, Bhatnagar Family Trust, Kotuku Trust, and other individual donors.

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.


“My favourite thing about MATES was being able to interact with university students and ask questions about Uni. I have learnt that it’s important having a good plan (for studying, organising etc). The thing I will remember most about MATES is the interactions I was able to make with the mentors” – a MATES Year 13 Mentee

HIPPY is such a valuable programme. There is no alternative for low socio-economic areas and low-income families—for those families eager for their children to be more” – Krystal, a HIPPY parent

“It is not always easy to work with our community. Building trust with them is so crucial. I am pleased to see trust developing among our students, school community, and our school social worker” – Charlotte, Principal of Redhill Primary School

“Last week, I was very ill and needed to stay in the hospital for four days. My wife was so surprised the food parcel was delivered to us. She said she is very thankful, as am I” – a HIPPY dad.