Good Reasons to Give
- Father & Child is the only fully registered non-profit organisation for fathers in New Zealand.
- Your donation qualifies for the donation rebate: you’ll get 33.3% back from IRD. Just tell us you want a receipt.
- 14 years continuous service experience: we’re sure to stick around and not run out of steam tomorrow.
- Father & Child gives hands-on help. Here’s some examples:
Solo fathers: New Zealand has about 30,000 children living mainly or only with dad. Some of these, both boys and girls, have no or very little contact with their mothers anymore, and their fathers can be very isolated from parenting support due to work and other factors. We help to break that isolation and get the information flow going.
Teenage fathers: No, they’re not all write-offs, some of them are even raising the baby by themselves. We’re there when things blow up, and we remain accessible often for years.
Access issues: Many children lose touch with their fathers simply because dad can’t pay his lawyer’s fees anymore and gives up fighting. The Family Court respects the child’s right to retain meaningful contact with both parents, and we help dads through the process.
New baby: it’s happy times for most, but also a time of much stress for some. We help with both. Our free New Babies Edition of Father & Child helped dads celebrate and feel connected with their baby, and with other dads. For those taking it hard we do one-on-ones and help work through it.
Education: no, not the dads but those working with families. It is unacceptable to make home visit appointments with mum only, or not to send information about his child to a father who does not live with the mother, and yet this is common practice. We work with organisations to help them change their ways.
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