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What is Change wars?
Change Wars is our annual fundraising campaign where we invite businesses, schools, workplaces and clubs to help us raise money for children in our own community dealing with mental health problems like those affected by grief, loss, trauma or bullying.
The money we raise helps us fund counselling and other family centre services to help children deal with their pain safely. In 2019 we were grateful to raise over $8000! In 2020 we unfortunately had to cancel change wars due to COVID-19 – but we will be back in 2021!
Through some friendly fundraisers we want organisations across Hawke’s Bay to join the war for change and help us raise money for children’s mental health. The support of our local organisations is vital to bring the importance of this issue to the fore and help us raise money for this drastically underfunded area of mental health.
How does it work?
Simply register a business, workplace, school, team or group and tell us what you are doing to raise money.
We’ll support you and your fundraiser too! We can do shout outs on Facebook and in our communications to help promote you and your fundraisers. We’ll do as many as we can to really get Hawke’s Bay listening… so join us and let our community know it’s not OK for our children to be battling depression, anxiety and bullying. We can help them and we can reduce self-harm and suicide!
How can I raise money?
If you’re stuck for ideas on how your workplace/team/organisation can raise money, here are a few to get you started:
How do we donate our proceeds?
Donating the money raised couldn’t be easier thanks to SBS Bank!
You can drop off donations to either branch of SBS Bank in Napier or Hastings or you can transfer online to account number 031355 0669496 00 Alternatively, give us a call and we’ll send someone to pick it up!
Why support children’s mental health?
So let’s get to the guts of it; children with mental health issues really do need more support. Think of it like first aid for a wound that could turn nasty…
OK, I’m in, what next?
Thank you as always to our amazing sponsors, we couldn’t do this without you!