Help Recreate NZ to provide more life-changing experiences for youth with disabilities.

$31,911 of $30,000 goal
Given by 121 generous donors in 14 days

Join the waka and play your part in making more life-changing experiences for youth with disabilities.


We want to see disabled youth become confident, active and valued members of our community.

For some, living with a disability can mean social isolation and exclusion, lack of opportunities, a heavy reliance on immediate family networks, and low self-worth or self-esteem. Through lockdowns and the current cost-of-living crisis, the need for genuine and worthwhile social and physical engagement has never been greater.

Recreate programmes create and foster friendships, and provide a safe, inclusive space for our youth. We believe in promoting healthy lifestyles and staying active.

We believe learning continues after leaving school, so we offer a range of life skills and MOXIE (Meaningful Opportunities Crossing Into Employment) placements to help our rangatahi in their personal journeys. These programmes engage with the wider community, with an invitation to better understand neurodiversity. In doing so, we are increasing participation and inclusion for our youth.

Recreate programmes also offer hugely valuable respite for families and we are honoured to be entrusted with their wonderful young people.

Recreate NZ is not immune to the financial challenges experienced by many at the moment. If you are able to, please consider donating to our cause so that we can offer more quality programmes for our awesome community.

Together, we can make more ‘life-changing experiences for youth with disabilities’.

Recreate NZ's involvement (page creator)

We are thrilled to work with The Funding Network, in an effort to make more 'life-changing experiences for youth with disabilities'.

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Superpower Hour today, Thursday 16th November!  16 November 2023

Thank you to everyone who has donated or shared our campaign over the last 10 days. We are just so overwhelmed by the response! A massive thank you to the awesome team at PaknSave Timaru for donating $3,000, and for completing the match fund hosted by Clayton Brown Orthopaedics.

We have a bonus $400 match fund going live this afternoon 2-3pm called the Superpower Hour! This means that up to $50 donations will be matched until the $400 fund is reached!

We are almost there team, thank you to all who have joined our waka so that we can create more life-changing opportunities for youth with disabilities!

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Superpower Hour
Superpower Hour on 20 Nov 2023
Robbie on 17 Nov 2023
Love ya work!
Korok - Fire and Acoustic Wall Systems
Korok - Fire and Acoustic Wall Systems on 17 Nov 2023
Absolutely pleased to see this campaign reach its target. Go well Recreate NZ, and keep changing lives!
Christine on 17 Nov 2023
So happy to offer this small donation to an incredible organisation. Paul loves Recreate, the staff and being able to attend the activities make his day.... And night😀. Thank you
Jaimee on 17 Nov 2023
Amazing bunch of people, giving us fantastic opportunities & making a difference in our lives. Absolutely LOVE the work that you do 💗❤️💕
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This campaign started on 6 Nov 2023 and ended on 20 Nov 2023.