About The Kiwis For Good Foundation
Real Stories, Real Solutions
Welcome to The Kiwis For Good Foundation - Where We Strive to Make a Difference!
Who We Are
We are a registered charity dedicated to making a positive impact on the lives of New Zealanders. Our mission is to address some of the most pressing issues facing our society today. Founded on the principles of compassion and community, The Kiwis For Good Foundation is committed to three core functions:
- Raising Awareness of Mental Health Through Multimedia: We believe that awareness is the first step towards change. Through various multimedia initiatives, we aim to break the stigma surrounding mental health and foster open, honest conversations about well-being.
- Providing Debt Relief Advice: Financial stress can take a toll on mental health. We offer guidance and support to individuals facing debt-related challenges, helping them regain control of their financial well-being.
- Preventing Youth Suicide: New Zealand's youth are our future, and their well-being is our priority. We offer free counselling services to 13-25-year-olds across the country to provide a lifeline for those who may be struggling. This crucial service is made possible through our partnership with the reputable company Betterhelp.
Since our inception, The Kiwis For Good Foundation has made significant strides in creating positive change. Our commitment to raising awareness, offering financial guidance, and preventing youth suicide has touched countless lives. Together, we've worked towards building a happier, healthier, and more resilient New Zealand.
Powered by Our In-House Fundraising Team
Behind every success story, there's a dedicated team working tirelessly. We owe our ability to make a difference to our incredible in-house fundraising team, led by our dynamic CEO. Yes, you read that right – our CEO is not your average executive. In fact, not many CEOs roll up their sleeves and hit the streets to fundraise every day! We like to think of our CEO as the "Fundraising Maestro" who leads by example and inspires us all.
We are proud to be a registered charity. Our registration number is CC57436. This status signifies our dedication to transparency, accountability, and our commitment to making a real difference in the lives of those we serve.
Your support can amplify our impact. Whether you choose to volunteer, donate, or simply spread the word, your involvement can make a meaningful difference in the lives of individuals and communities across New Zealand.
Join Us in Our Mission
We believe in the power of collective action and the strength of a caring community. Together, we can make a profound difference in the lives of those who need it most. Join us on our journey to create a brighter future for New Zealand.
Thank you for visiting The Kiwis For Good Foundation. Together, we can achieve a healthier, happier, and more hopeful tomorrow.
Meet The Team
Tim Baker stands as the distinguished CEO of The Kiwis For Good Foundation. His unwavering dedication to enacting positive change is evident in every endeavor he undertakes. Tim's personal story is one of great resilience, transitioning from a battle with addiction to a life of empowerment and growth. With over 15 years of experience in the non-profit sector, he possesses a knack for aiding charities in securing donor support, which in turn impacts communities on a global scale.
Apart from his professional achievements, Tim is a staunch advocate for social justice, ensuring that he lends his voice to the marginalized and those in dire need. As a seasoned mentor, he offers invaluable advice and guidance to budding social entrepreneurs, enabling them to create significant changes in their communities. His role as an inspirational speaker is laudable, consistently moving audiences with tales of his personal challenges and his unyielding vision for a brighter, more equitable world.
Rawiri Te Kowhai is a revered figure in the field of mental health and Traditional Maori healing practices. With over three decades of unwavering commitment, Rawiri has been a beacon of hope and healing for countless individuals. As the Secretary of the Kiwis for Good Foundation, he brings his wealth of experience and cultural heritage to the forefront of our mission. Rawiri Te Kowhai's journey began as a young Maori healer, driven by a deep-rooted passion to help those in need. Over the years, he honed his skills and became a respected leader in the mental health sector. His traditional healing practices, deeply rooted in Maori culture, offer a holistic approach to well-being, embracing the interconnectedness of mind, body, and spirit.
As a Mental Health Advocate, Rawiri's dedication to mental health is unparalleled. He has been at the forefront of breaking down stigmas surrounding mental health in New Zealand and beyond. His compassionate and empathetic nature has provided solace to many, fostering a safe space for individuals to seek healing and support.
Rawiri Te Kowhai is not only a healer but also a guardian of Maori wisdom. He actively works to preserve and promote the rich cultural heritage of the Maori people, ensuring that these traditions continue to thrive and benefit generations to come.
As the Secretary of the Kiwis for Good Foundation, Rawiri brings his organizational prowess and unwavering commitment to the cause. His unique perspective and holistic approach to well-being make him an invaluable asset to our organization's mission of creating positive change in our communities.
Rawiri Te Kowhai's life's work is a testament to the power of healing, community, and cultural heritage. His presence in the Kiwis for Good Foundation is a guiding light, inspiring us to do good and make a lasting impact.
Karen Hart is the esteemed Chairperson of The Kiwis For Good Foundation and an ACC-accredited counsellor. Holding a Master's degree in Counseling from Massey University since 2011, she embarked on her professional journey as a high-school teacher. It was in this role that she became deeply attuned to the significant mental health challenges faced by today's youth. By 2008, Karen transitioned into the role of a high-school guidance counsellor, later delving into specializations in trauma healing and mindfulness.
She staunchly believes in the efficacy of trauma-informed practices and their pivotal role in the healing process. Furthermore, Karen is an integral part of the BRAVE team, a dedicated group focusing on empowering young women survivors of sexual abuse. These women, with the team's support, metamorphose into confident individuals who contribute positively to their communities. Under Karen's exemplary leadership and heartfelt compassion, The Kiwis For Good Foundation strives to leave a beneficial imprint on young Kiwis everywhere.
Jess Wheeler proudly holds the position of Treasurer at The Kiwis For Good Foundation. Not only is she a dedicated mother who balances family life with professionalism, but she is also a seasoned businesswoman with a distinct focus on health and wellbeing. With an innate charisma, Jess has an exceptional ability to forge meaningful connections with people from all walks of life. Her creativity, coupled with her undeniable drive, positions her as an instrumental force within the organization.
Beyond her official duties, Jess has a deep-rooted passion for community service. She actively engages with the youth in her locality, consistently demonstrating her unwavering commitment to their holistic growth and development. Her actions stand testament to her dedication to fostering positive change and nurturing the next generation.
I want to become a vendor, how do I do this?
That’s great. Please send us an email with any information about yourself and we will be in touch.
How do I support Kiwis For Good?
There’s many ways in which we need your help to continue functioning. You can sign up as a Business Partner here. You can contribute your stories here, or if you want to make a financial contribution you can do so via our Patreon page (www.patreon.com/Kiwisforgood) or via our bank account; Kiwis For Good, Bank of New Zealand 02-0700-0151483-000
What is Kiwis For Good?
Kiwis For Good is a non profit organisation created as an online and print publication to raise awareness of a wide variety of social issues. We act as an online support platform where people can connect and learn as well as find help.
I am struggling with something, how can I get in touch with you?
If your enquiry is non urgent please contact us at email@example.com. If you feel you may be a danger to yourself or others please call the emergency number 111. To get professional help for something that is not an emergency call, please use the numbers below:
- Lifeline – 0800 543 354 (0800 LIFELINE) or free text 4357 (HELP)
- Suicide Crisis Helpline – 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO)
- Healthline – 0800 611 116
- Samaritans – 0800 726 666
I would like sign my business up as a Kiwis For Good Partner, how do I do this?
Thanks for wanting to become a Kiwis For Good Partner. Simply follow this get in contact and we will be in touch.
I would like to contribute an article, how do I do this?
We appreciate you wanting to contribute to our publication. We are looking for articles between 200-2000 words as well as video content. If this sounds like you please complete our form...