Our Warmhouse community partners

Variety – the Children’s Charity

When: June 2021 

Variety works with the Governments Healthy Homes Initiative to supply beds and warm bedding to children in our poorest communities. Winter is the worst time for children who are living in cold, damp, overcrowded houses. They get sick more often than other kids and are twice as likely to be hospitalised with preventable respiratory and infectious illnesses. Funds raised through The Warmhouse initiative in conjunction with Variety’s own Warm Hearts Winter Appeal, will help to provide 553 children with beds and warm bedding this winter. The Warehouse is kicking off the appeal by providing $10,000 worth of gift cards to be distributed by Variety to those who need them most.

*Healthy Homes Initiative is a government initiative to help low-income families with children make their homes warm and dry. Healthy Homes providers conduct comprehensive housing assessments for poor families, and then support them to undertake repairs and other changes to make their homes warmer, drier and healthier. Variety’s Bed for Kids programme partners with Healthy Homes providers across the country to identify the families and children most in need.

Whānau Āwhina Plunket

When: June 2021 

Whānau Āwhina Plunket works with whānau across Aotearoa and sees first-hand the damage poor-quality housing does to children’s health and well-being. This winter, Whānau Āwhina Plunket and The Warehouse are working together to help support more Kiwi families to live in healthy homes. . As part of this support $10,000 worth of The Warehouse gift vouchers will be distributed by Whānau Āwhina Plunket to families around New Zealand that need help this winter. The winter season causes many Kiwi families and children further stress and struggle, and Whānau Āwhina Plunket nurses and health workers too often see young children sick with avoidable illnesses caused by living in cold, damp, overcrowded housing. Funds raised through the The Warmhouse campaign will support Whānau Āwhina Plunket to continue to advocate for those who need improved housing conditions.

You can help make a difference!

Help to keep thousands of Kiwis experiencing hardship warm this winter by making a donation to Whānau Āwhina Plunket and Variety - the Children's Charity.