The KIDS Foundation Annual Appeal is very much child focussed - our aim is to raise funds for the Foundation and we choose to do this by hosting a series of Charity Shows - developed for family entertainment and offered free to thousands of disabled and disadvantaged children and their caregivers across New Zealand.
Annual Appeal - New Zealand Business Champions Supporting IDFNZ KIDS Foundation
Our Annual Appeal seeks support from community minded businesses across the country, who directly benefit local children suffering from serious illness and disabilities, as well as benefiting the work of IDFNZ KIDS Foundation with PID and liver/ bowel transplant children . Profits from the Annual Appeal are fundamental for us to continue our national and regional support programmes as well as our core work with families.
KIDS Foundation is proud to announce it will host the amazing Circus Quirkus as part of our Gisborne and Hawkes Bay fundraising this year. Local businesses assist us in bringing this fun show to hundreds of disabled and disadvantaged children in these communities . Proceeds from the show are used to provide KIDS Foundation support services to local medically fragile PID and liver transplant families.
Later in the year the Razzamatazz Show will tour Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch over September and October. The show is a fun hour of child friendly, family entertainment - full details can be seen at the Razzamatazz website. We collaborate with many other agencies so that the most deserving special needs children benefit from our shows, by being gifted free tickets to attend.
Where shows are not available this year we are asking local businesses to make a donation towards our very important IDFNZ KIDS Foundation Support services.
We are contacting businesses in your area over June , July and August. So far we have had a wonderful response from our regular supporters and welcome all new businesses wanting to support KIDS Foundation for the first time.
We would like to thank businesses around New Zealand for getting behind our cause by supporting IDFNZ KIDS Foundation this year - Your support really does make a difference!
How do businesses support the Annual Appeal?
Local businesses are contacted on our behalf to ask if they would like to sponsor a special needs child and caregiver to attend the Charity Show in their area. Businesses can sponsor as many children as they would like, and once payment is received, children are contacted with tickets and information about their local show. If you'd like to sponsor a child/children, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How are funds collected and processed?
During the campaign, all donations are made directly to the Foundation's bank accounts. We prefer to receive funds by direct credit, credit card and cheque, with donation receipts and certificates being issued as soon as payment is received. Depending on the region - supporters vary in their preference for method of payment and collection of cheques. Some prefer to meet our collectors and hand over their cheques, others prefer to simply mail off a donation. Collectors always carry identification. We are happy to field questions and queries regarding our Annual Appeal.
How can I identify a legitimate collector?
Collectors always carry identification. Collectors will also hand over an official tax donation receipt bearing our charity number.
How are the funds from the Annual Appeal used?
Raising funds always carries a cost. For the Annual Appeal charity shows we contract representatives around the country to contact potential supporters in the local business community. This is more effective for the Foundation than employing staff on a full time basis, and covering overhead and communications costs for a full year.
Who benefits from the Annual Appeal?
The Foundation is proud to be the host of these shows as they benefit thousands of special needs children / families across NZ attending the shows. The profits from the show also benefit our Foundation and contribute to our patient support services and various projects relating to each region.
When will the shows be in my town?
2016 Show dates;
Sept. 17th- Riley Centre, Wellington High School- 12pm and 3pm.
September 24th- Christchurch, Middleton Grange Performing Arts Centre- 12pm and 3pm.
October 1st & 2nd- St Cuthbert's School- 12pm and 3pm.
Can I purchase tickets to the show for myself?
Unfortunately no. The show is solely for charitable purposes and tickets are only distributed to agencies working with special needs children in the community.