Open Home Foundation - Tauranga, New Zealand

Our vision: Every child and young person growing up in a secure, loving family and receiving a depth of care which will bless them throughout their life.

Our mission: Providing Quality, Child-Centred, Family-Focused, Christian Social Services

The Open Home Foundation of New Zealand is a Child and Family Support Service that works within the provisions of the Children, Young Persons and Their Families Act 1989. Open Home Foundation staff and volunteers are from a variety of Christian Church denominations. We respect the diversity of belief and ethnicity found within our nation. We encourage children and parents to be proud of their family/whānau and cultural heritage. In particular, we have a commitment to work in a manner which is honouring to Māori, and reflects the Treaty of Waitangi. www.ohf.org.nz/

Pregnancy Choice - Tauranga, NZ

Pregnancy Choice (Kukunetanga Kowhiri) is a volunteer non-profit organization based in Tauranga which equips and supports women facing a crisis or troubled pregnancy.

Find out more by going to pregnancychoice.org.nz

Street Help - Tauranga, NZ

Street Help is part of the organisation Get Smart in Tauranga.

Every Friday and Saturday night, a dedicated group of 3-6 volunteers load up our Street Help van to distribute hot food & drinks to at-risk youth on the streets in Tauranga. We also offer information and support for anyone wanting help with an alcohol or drug problem, either for themselves or someone they know. Or we simply give our inebriated teens a safe ride home.

Originally founded in 1991 by Reverend Fergus Hume and Pastor Russell Turner when it was called DrugARM but later changed to Get Smart, our Street Help service is still operating today. We currently have an awesome team of volunteers on our Street Help roster but we are always looking for more people to help deliver this valued service to our community.

We work alongside the police and other agencies to create a positive impact in the community to keep our children safe from the harmful effects of alcohol and drugs.


Good Neighbour - Tauranga, NZ

Providing practical opportunities for people to support each other so that lives and neighbourhoods are transformed.

Good Neighbour has four arms:

Neighbourhood Projects: focuses on meeting peoples needs through practical projects in the community

Food Rescue: focuses on distributing food good enough to eat (that otherwise would be going to waste in landfill) to charities.

Community gardens: where people can rent a small garden to grow vegetables together.

Good Neighbour Kitchen: kitchen-based training and mentoring programme mixing together food that is seen as worthless with people who are currently unemployable to create food that is saleable and people who have marketable qualifications.

Agape International Mission - Cambodia

Founded in 1988 AIM is committed to Freedom.

Fighting trafficking, restoring victims, transforming communities in Cambodia and the World.

AIM has started over 800 Christ-centered, Bible-teaching churches in Cambodia. Through these churches, it has provided leadership training to thousands and provided disaster relief, medical supplies, and food to thousands more.

Since 2005 the ministries of AIM have been focused on ending the evil of child sexual slavery in Cambodia by providing transformational aftercare for victims and equipping the local church for prevention.

An aftercare center, Agape Restoration Center, was opened in August of 2006, providing holistic long-term aftercare for rescued girls. In September 2007, AIM opened a community center, Rahab’s House, in a former brothel in the heart of a village where sex slavery is the norm for every girl by the age of 10. www.agapewebsite.org

Maisha Africa - Uganda

Maisha means Life!

We walk alongside children and youth so that they can achieve their full potential. We do this by impacting their lives, families, and communities.

All projects serve our goal of children growing up in loving, stable homes, receiving a good education and medical care. This will enable the children to positively impact their country when they grow up. At the same time, we endeavour to change the children's environment by investing in their lives, families, and communities.