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Gumboot Friday - I Am Hope

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Gumboot Friday: a fun way for kiwis to join the mental health conversation, and raise money for FREE & timely counselling for our kids.

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Having depression is like walking through mud every day. So on Friday 5 April 2019, we're asking you to show your support. Put your gumboots on, give a donation, and take a walk in their shoes for just one day.

Gumboot Friday is a fun way for every kiwi to join in the mental health conversation, while raising money to provide FREE and timely counselling for any kid in need.

All donations are deposited by you (either via this Give a Little page, through your online banking or in person at a Kiwibank branch) into the Kiwibank Gumboot Friday account. The money will then go directly to the registered health professional upon receipt of an invoice. This will ensure your money donated during the Gumboot Friday campaign goes directly where it's needed: to kids getting the help and support they need, when they need it most.

Use of funds:

All Gumboot Friday donations will be used to fund kids getting free & timely counselling from registered mental health professionals.

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Key to Life


As well as our current visits into schools and communities we are developing a strength based, youth led peer support and mentoring program aimed at empowering our nations young people. This program encourages them to take ownership of their attitudes and perceptions toward mental health and well-being by building quality relationships through informed youth participation.

“Kia kaha!”
“Free counseling should be the normal that goes without saying.”
“Lets make the next generation better than the last”
“Kia Kaha”
“We are from a small rural south island golf club, wore our gumboots and passed the boot around at the after match 'cup of tea'!”
“I cannot say enough how much the youth need this in this country. Where I live in Canterbury it is the highest in the world which makes me very very sad. We all need to help.”
“Amazing cause ❤️”
“Great campaign!”
“Thank you for the work that you do .. right behind everyone who is feeling vulnerable”
“Love your work in getting this happening!”
  • $361,549.89 donated
  • 7,343 generous donors

$361,550 donated

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