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The Gift of Giving 


Home & Family works with children, adults and families facing barriers to positive outcomes in their lives. We strive to keep families together. Our vision is that all children live in homes with whanau/family who cherish them, keep them safe and nurture their potential. 

The festive season can deepen the connections with our loved ones. It can be time when principles of giving and generosity are remembered and honoured.  Conversely, it can attract the feelings of isolation, disconnection and stress, particularly in families where the resources have been overstretched and connections somewhat strained.

At Home & Family we support the families to face the challenges with dignity, courage and respect. We are acutely aware that the meaningful change is not a season. Generous givers of gifts, encouraging words, kindness and compassionate gestures are always necessary and appreciated. At this festive time, we offer our heartfelt gratitude to all of you who have helped us over time in any way. You can continue to give a gift of meaning and inspire more positive changes by donating to Home and Family. 

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Run or walk City 2 Surf and support
Home & Family

Join us for a day of fun, excitement, sweat, exercise, and a great sausage sizzle, all while helping Home & Family raise funds

City 2 Surf Run/Walk is on March 20th 2016. You can enter the 6km or 14km by purchasing a ticket (click here)
To support Home & Family at City 2 Surf please click here. Click the green 'Help Fundraise' button on the right side of this page and fill in your details.. It's that easy! All funds raised will go directly to Home & Family and help us to provide our much needed social services in the city.
For help on how to register or more information contact Sophie at 02108737497 /

Home & Family's Dancing with the Stars
Fundraising Challenge 

We hosted our very own Dancing with the Stars Fundraising Challenge last month, raising a whopping $28,000 (after costs)! All money raised on the night will go towards helping to provide our much needed services in the community

We would like to thank everyone involved with the event; Chrystal Chenery and the celebrities who came to support on the night, our sponsors (with a special thanks the the Christchurch Casino), and of course, our 18 amazing dancers! There was a huge amount of hard work and effort put in by so many and we really appreciate it. 

If you would like to take part in next year's event please contact Sophie (02108737497 / for more information. Don't leave it too late! 

An update on 'Our House'

As you will know Home & Family are in the process of restoring a Grade 1, Category 1 heritage listed building to replace facilities lost in the quake.

We've had so much support from the community for this project. Our fundraising event Busk-a-Thon 2015 saw Christchurch taken over for 24 hours with hundreds performances by talented buskers all in support of the 'Our House' project. This innovative fundraiser raised $29,753.80.

Just before Christmas we had a team of interns from Deloitte come and do an intensive working bee on the grounds of 'Our H ouse'. These generous and energetic young people weeded and tidied up the site - all in a blazing nor'wester!

We are so grateful for the support we have had in 2015 for this project, and look forward to restoration work beginning on site in 2016. If you are interested in reading more or donating to the project, please click here

Our mailing address is:
PO Box 287
4/316 Hereford Street, Christchurch 8011

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