For just $1 a day, become a Guardian Angel and make a lasting positive difference for children and families in need.
When you become a Guardian Angel, you will know that you are making a immense difference in the lives of children and family in your community every day. Being a Guardian Angel is the best way to ensure vulnerable tamariki and whanau are getting the help and skills they need to thrive.
Poverty and hunger
Sometimes, money is so tight for Diane that she has to choose between paying the bills, or buying groceries. She will go without dinner herself so that her children can have more. With the support from Guardian Angels like you, Diane can receive financial mentoring from qualified budget advisers, advocacy and help accessing food parcels and other emergency assistance.
Homelessness and inadequate housing are well known issues throughout the South Island. Beth and her two children rent a small house. She works fulltime, earning the minimum wage. Over 40% of her weekly income is spent on the rent. When the cost of heating and other bills are added up, there’s little left. Thanks to the support of Guardian Angels, Beth is now getting the help she needs to negotiate with social services and find affordable housing.
Holly’s dad yelled at her mum and said he’s never coming back. Holly believes him. It feels like her dad just died. Family breakdown can be traumatic for a young child. The feelings of grief, loss and even guilt can overwhelm them. Becoming a Guardian Angel means helping children and families in crisis with counselling, dispute resolution services, and working with every member of a family/whanau to make them stronger together.