AWHI: Supporting our Caregivers to Nurture Themselves

$425 of $5,250 goal
Given by 7 generous donors in 10 weeks

Support Awhi's mission to provide nurturing childminding services, fostering connections and respite for caregivers when they need support.

New Plymouth, Taranaki

At Awhi, we create a nurturing environment where tamariki/children can thrive, enveloped in peace and warmth while their caregivers tend to their own well-being. For many caregivers, entrusting their child to another's care is a monumental step, one filled with apprehension and uncertainty. That's why being close and accessible is vital.

Brye, once an early childhood educator who often reassured parents with a casual "just leave your child, they'll be fine," found herself stunned when faced with the reality of leaving her own child in someone else's care. Awhi became her sanctuary, a place where she could acclimate herself to the surroundings while witnessing firsthand the magic unfold between her son and our dedicated volunteer, Willow. With each passing moment, trust blossomed, and Brye felt empowered to step away, secure in the knowledge that she could check in whenever necessary.

The transformation she witnessed in her son was nothing short of remarkable—his positive response to the environment, his newfound bond with Willow, and the sheer joy of their reunion after Brye had cherished moments to herself. It's stories like Brye's that remind us of the profound impact Awhi has on both tamariki and caregivers alike, fostering connections, and providing much-needed respite in our busy lives.

You can help ensure more moments of joy, trust, and connection by supporting Awhi today.

About us

We enhance community well-being by supporting caregivers and connecting them with service providers. Our programmes offer support, connection, and growth opportunities, creating a nurturing parenting village to raise our children.

Use of funds

Relying heavily on volunteers to keep awhi functioning is a challenge. Our volunteers need to work with structure, and consistency and rely on a paid, ECE trained, kaiako to lead this initiative. Help us to fund this role, and to look after our volunteers.

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Latest donations

Nabeelah on 13 Jun 2024
Thank you to all the incredible volunteers. ❤️
Giselle on 22 May 2024
Rebecca on 21 May 2024
Kirsty on 14 May 2024
Thank you!
Mark on 12 May 2024
Flourish Taranaki Community Trust

Little did you know Mark - But you just opened to portal to allow our community to step up and start really helping to cupport and connect our māmā! Thanks mate. 😳😳😝

Flourish Taranaki Community Trust

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This campaign started on 8 May 2024 and ends on 8 Nov 2024.