In New Zealand on average 4,500 new babies are born every month and the first 1000 days are the most vital to their development. Plunket is there for parents at this crucial time to support them and provide the services they need to grow their little ones into great Kiwi Kids. The cost of running all of Plunket’s services is expensive. With your help, Plunket aims to give every baby the best possible start in life. Ma te mahi ngatahi, e puawai ai a tat ou tamariki
Will you please join Bright Beginnings to ensure Plunket can continue to support children in New Zealand and offer their parents all the services they need?
Parenting can be hard, and for some poverty and isolation is preventing Kiwi Kids from reaching their potential. For Hari, having been a witness to abuse and neglect in her childhood, she believed that anger and violence were just a normal part of life – until she gave birth to baby Max. Through her Plunket playgroup Hari received a free CD delivering positive parenting messages. “In my family, discipline was all about yelling and smacking. Listening to that CD changed my whole way of thinking. The songs put me on the path, but Plunket gave me the support and the tools to make the changes happen that ended that cycle of abuse,” she says.
Thank you for being there to support New Zealand families and for wanting to be a part of raising the next generation of Kiwis, and break the cycle of vulnerability.
Our Bright Beginnings Supporters give a set donation each month so that families have access to the best care and support. Joining is easy, sign up here or for more information call us on 0800 205 555 or email Debbie.