Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Awareness Week 2017
Monday 20 March - Sunday, 26 March 2017
Celebrating and honouring the amazing grandparent and whanau caregivers raising their grandchildren and whanau/moko full-time is what this week is all about.
They are the heroes who give their hearts and energy to protecting some of the most vulnerable children and young people in our community. It isn't an easy role to fulfil and this is where they need our help.
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Trust NZ provides vital support services to over 6,400 full-time grandparent and whanau caregivers raising over 12,000 children nationwide in circumstances where the only alternative is foster care. Support services include the 0800 GRANDS helpline, vital online and hard-copy information resources, caregiver education and one-to-one Community Outreach and Specialist Advocates; with the objective of empowering caregivers to provide a safe and supportive home environment for the vulnerable children and young people in their care.
If you would like to host an event or initiative to raise awareness or funds to support GRG's work with these families in your community, please get in touch with us. See here for our contact details.
Help Us to Help You!
The Warehouse 'Bags for Good Neighbourhood' Programme
February to July 2017
Kaitaia, Kaikohe, Whangarei, Dargaville, Snells Beach, Birkenhead, Auckland Central (Atrium and St Lukes), Taupo, Papamoa, Te Kuiti, Gisborne, Porirua, Johnsonville, Wellington, Nelson, Motueka, Christchurch (Barrington and Belfast), Dunedin (South City and South Dunedin) and Gore
When you shop at these local Warehouse stores grab a token at checkouts and place it in the voting unit displaying our poster.
Please encourage your family and friends to support GRG in this wonderful programme that will help support GRG caregivers in these neighbourhoods.
Special thanks to these Warehouse Stores for supporting GRG!