Christmas is a fun and festive time for most of us.
But for the thousands of New Zealand children affected by abuse, neglect and poverty it can be a time of stress, unhappiness and fear. Many of these children won’t have a Christmas meal to enjoy or a gift to open. They could also be the victims of violence and abuse.
But you can help.
Please support the Barnardos NZ Christmas Appeal and help ensure that a vulnerable child is safe and happy this Christmas. Money raised will help the children and families we work with over the holiday period, covering costs such as:
- Services to help keep children happy and safe at Christmas and beyond
- Christmas gifts for children at risk
- Food parcels for Christmas day
- A first time trip to the beach
If you'd also like to donate a gift, we'll make sure it will bring some joy to a vulnerable child at Christmas. Just give us a call on 0800 BARNARDOS to find a drop-off point near you. Thanks.
“Christmas for a child that has been removed from his family is a hard time, mostly they have come from a family of abuse and poverty and while that is all they have known they are still the family for this young child. Some children just want a permanent family for Christmas and committed foster parents are so hard to find.” Barnardos Social Worker.
We are New Zealand's leading children's charity. We believe kiwi kids deserve a bright future and we’re committed to making a real difference to their lives.
We help children, families and whānau by supporting, protecting and educating.