PHILANTHROPY

AT DW Homes, we believe it’s important to give back to the community, and children are especially important to us. We have kids of our own and know how devastating it is for parents and familes when a child falls ill. This is why we are proud to support Child Cancer Foundation and Cure Kids, as well as several other worthy charities, schools and events including the @Heart Kids Day out. We can’t change the world, but we will do what we can. If you would like to join us to help these charities please email us at philanthropy@dwhomes.co.nz

Cure Kids

At Cure Kids, our purpose is simple. Every single day, we’re driven to find cures for the life-threatening illnesses that affect many of our children.  How do we do it? We focus on raising funds so that vital medical research can continue till our researchers find the cures our kids need. Put simply: we fund the cures, they find the cures. Approximately one child in 30 is affected by a genetic malformation; that’s an average of roughly one in every classroom. We’re searching for cures for, among others, childhood leukaemia and other cancers, heart diseases, cystic fibrosis, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, Type 1 diabetes and asthma. These conditions and diseases mean children miss out on a normal childhood, and have to learn far too early in life how to fight to survive.
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    • At Cure Kids, our purpose is simple. Every single day, we’re driven to find cures for the life-threatening illnesses that affect many of our children. 
      How do we do it? We focus on raising funds so that vital medical research can continue till our researchers find the cures our kids need. Put simply: we fund the cures, they find the cures.
      Approximately one child in 30 is affected by a genetic malformation; that’s an average of roughly one in every classroom. We’re searching for cures for, among others, childhood leukaemia and other cancers, heart diseases, cystic fibrosis, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, Type 1 diabetes and asthma. These conditions and diseases mean children miss out on a normal childhood, and have to learn far too early in life how to fight to survive.

      Established by Rotary in 1975 as the Child Health Research Foundation, so far we’ve invested more than $32 million in research. We have achieved breakthroughs that have saved, improved and extended the lives of kids here and around the world. We’re proud of what we’ve achieved. But the work has only just begun. “We’ve made huge progress, and have saved many, many lives. But there are still thousands of children living with life-threatening illnesses. We won’t rest until we find the cures for the illnesses that affect children and their families.” Vicki Lee, Cure Kids CEO

Child Cancer

Our vision is that every child and their family walking the child cancer journey will never feel alone. Every week in New Zealand three families are told their child has cancer. We support these families from the very beginning. Our vision is that every child and their family walking the child cancer journey will never feel alone and our mission is to support them throughout their journey.
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    • By doing this we reduce isolation and the impact of cancer. Through offering and coordinating support services we ensure children and their families are supported, informed, and well cared for at every stage of their cancer journey. This assistance is delivered throughout New Zealand by our Family Support team working in conjunction with the foundation’s branch members (parents and volunteers) in the local community.

      In our day to day work we are mindful of our values: We are compassionate, practical and responsible. We value best practice, partnerships, and diversity. The Foundation is governed by a board and comprises six regions, 22 branches and 22 full-time and 15 part-time staff based at Family Places in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin and at locations in other regions. Each year we need at least $6 million to continue our services. This is raised through the generosity of individuals, grants, donations and sponsorships.

      The Foundation’s work with children with cancer and their families is unique and receives no direct government funding or support from other cancer agencies.