We hope you had a restful summer break. Our Kids in Need (KIN) team had a well-deserved break with loved ones and have been back at HQ resetting for 2024 and sending out the last summer care packs.
This year we will be sending out short, monthly updates to our subscribers instead of a quarterly newsletter. We have experienced significant growth in every area of KIN and by providing short, regular updates we can stay in touch with our amazing community in a more meaningful way.
Thank you for being part of the KIN Community - we are grateful to have so many wonderful individuals, businesses and organisations supporting our mahi. 2024 is likely to be bigger and busier than ever and we look forward to supporting tamariki and their caregivers in the Waikato.
Christmas 2023 was our biggest yet - we supported 1163 tamariki with Christmas presents. The donations from our community were simply incredible and we couldn't have done it without you. We are already planning for Christmas 2024!
We received lots of wonderful feedback from our Christmas campaign - there were so many happy tamariki and caregivers!
"Thank you so much for the awesome Xmas present to both T and I. I cried with the kindness given by your team, and the only present I got was from you awesome people. Absolutely loved the "J" key ring also. That personal "J" brought on the tears (someone really cares about ME!!!)You bring so much appreciation and thoughtfulness to us all and I am unable to thank you all enough - thankyou sooooo very much" Feedback from a caregiver
KIN OPEN HOURS
We are back to our normal operating hours:
(other times by arrangement)
We'd like to thank the following groups for their recent financial contribution to Kids in Need Waikato.
SkyCity Hamilton Community Trust
Greenlea Foundation Trust
AA Insurance - Corporate Affairs Team
Your contribution makes a huge difference to the tamariki and whānau we support in the Waikato region.
HOW CAN YOU HELP THIS MONTH?
Having a clear out? We are accepting donations of brand new and second hand items - please check our website for what we accept and where you can drop items off.
Each month we will highlight the item/s we need the most.
This month we need Summer PJs (all sizes and genders).