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Boomerang Birthday Parties for kiwi children in need.

$5,316 of $5,000 goal

Given by 72 generous donors in one year


Help us to give birthday parties to kiwi children living in poverty. Because today's children are tomorrows future.

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Were you ever really excited about your birthday? Did you ever plan out your birthday months in advance, make a list of presents you wanted, or people you would invite? Many of us are lucky enough to have had this experience as children. To have that one day, just once a year, where you are celebrated, just for being born.

Unfortunately, many kiwi children don’t have this experience. They wake up on their birthday to the everyday struggle of making each dollar count.

No cake. No birthday wishes. No party. No laughter.

We want to change this. We believe every child deserves to be celebrated on their birthday, and we’ve worked out how we can achieve this in our local community of Lower Hutt.

The name of our business is “Boomerang” because we believe that when you give to the community, you receive so much more in return. The idea of “what goes around comes around” is central to us, and we want to help others to utilise this too.

We are a social enterprise, made up of three Year Thirteen girls. Grace Nickel is our CEO and Marketing Director, Nyah Holland is our Communications and Sales Director, and Phoenix Dingle is our Productions and Finance Director. We are working within the Young Enterprise Scheme, to solve a problem in our community.

We are connecting the hundreds of children that the Lower Hutt Salvation Army provides basic care for, with birthday party venues such as Junglerama, and the transport they need in order to get there. The beneficiaries of each party will be chosen by the Salvation Army, from families they are already providing support for. Their social workers will be the ones working directly with the children.

Our business has five funding strategies to pay for these parties, the most prevalent of which are our give-a-little page, and selling our own products; glow-in-the-dark purple wrist bands and functional tea-towels.

Use of funds

To provide ten birthday parties we estimate that we’ll need about $5,000 NZD. The ripple effect of a even a single birthday is much greater than its face value.

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Boomerang on the telly this week  24 June 2019

Posted by: Boomerang (Young Enterprise)

Exciting News!! We are going to be interviewed on TV1's "the Breakfast Show" this Wednesday at 7.55am, and also on TV3's "The Project" this Friday at 7pm!! 🎉🎉🎉

We can't believe how big this is getting, and we really can't thank you guys enough for your support!

Eight parties funded today hip hip hoorayyy!

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  • Brandi

    Brandi on 24 Oct 2019


    Great work ladies!


  • Chris Bishop

    Chris Bishop on 15 Oct 2019


    Great stuff guys.


  • Col P from Ireland

    Col P from Ireland on 18 Sep 2019


    Go guys!!


  • Li

    Li on 25 Jul 2019



  • Robin Up

    Robin Up on 11 Jul 2019


    Awesome idea team! Great for kids! We need more leaders like your group. Love Wa Ora Montessori school ethics.


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