Charities we support
When my wife and I began thinking about starting Spirited Gifts, we wanted to somehow be able to give back to the community. We selected these three charities because they give to the young, the middle aged and the elderly. To top that, we’ve got our animal friends covered too with Pet Refuge. For every single gift box Spirited Gifts sell, we donate $5 to one of these charities. As a customer, you get to choose which one you would like us to donate to. You don’t pay anything at all. Spirited Gifts donates to the charity of your choice. Below are the 3 charities we chose.
Mummys In Need
Mummys In Need is a not for profit charity in New Zealand that operates as a crisis support agency to support other social agencies. They provide a wrap around support service for families and their children. Their main activity is sourcing pre-loved children’s items to hand out to vulnerable families in our community. Mummys In Need work closely alongside the NZ Police, Oranga Tamariki, Family success matters, Family start, The DHB, ADHB, Midwives and other organisations to help children they see in the community that are disadvantaged.
Mummys In Need hands out items from nappies and wipes, through to prams, cots and car seats and everything in between. Everything that is given to families through them is cleaned thoroughly, safety checked, in great condition and lovingly packaged for their new families.
Mummys In Need also run 3 other programmes called:
- Pay it fForward (an open Koha day for the community where members of the public can come and grab items for free as they need it)
- Giggle and Grow (A parent support group for mums to learn and grow together through a structured facilitated group)
- Nurturing Arms (an in-home respite care support service that helps single mums when they need a little bit more hands-on support).
Every year, thousands of New Zealand families are unable to escape domestic violence because there is nowhere safe for their pets to go. Pet Refuge provides shelter for cats, dogs, rabbits, birds and larger animals while their owners find safety so they can be reunited.
NZ has the highest reported domestic violence rate in the developed world. We also have high rates of pet ownership, with 64% of Kiwi households owning a pet. A 2018 Women’s Refuge survey showed 53% of woman delayed escaping abuse in fear for their pets’ safety – Pet Refuge provides a solution to this barrier.
The Pet Refuge shelter provides warmth, bedding, enrichment and exercise, vet healthcare and expert animal carers, ensuring the families who need us can escape and find violence-free homes confident their pets are in the best possible hands. Visit our website to learn more.
Hospice West Auckland
Hospice West Auckland exists so that people who have life limiting illness experience the end of their life and ultimate death as a comfortable, dignified and compassionately supported process. The organisation has been providing care at no cost to the community since 1985.
Hospice is not just a building but a philosophy of care, offering practical, emotional and spiritual support to patients and their whānau .
Both patients and whānau can access an array of services, including health and social care support, such as counselling and bereavement support, music and arts therapy, spiritual advice or massage therapy.
Your support directly contributes to the delivery of this essential service. Hospice West Auckland is only partially government-funded and must raise more than $4m every year.