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26-27 NOVEMBER 2022

Chosen Charities

The following charities were chosen to be the recipients of this years' Auckland Garden DesignFest's fundraising activities.

The Rotary Club of Newmarket was formed in 1945 and since then its members have been involved in many community projects similar to the Auckland Garden DesignFest.

Rotary's main function as an organisation is to provide its members with the opportunity to be of service to the community either locally or internationally. There are over 30,000 Rotary clubs worldwide providing substantial benefits to mankind.

The Auckland Garden DesignFest is a project that will provide much needed funds to the selected charities so they can have the greatest positive influence for their communities. The Rotary Club of Newmarket is privileged to be associated with the Auckland Garden DesignFest.

Lifeline Aotearoa is a charity dedicated to reducing distress & saving lives by providing safe, accessible, effective, professional & innovative services. We have been helping New Zealanders in distress and crisis for almost 60 years.

Our free helplines are answered by our highly trained team 24 hours per day, 365 days a year. 
We help an average of 15-20 people each day at high risk of suicide. We receive over 10,000 calls & receive & send over 30,000 texts each month from people of all ages and ethnicities who are struggling with a wide range of issues. 

We receive no government funding for these helplines & it is only because of generous donations from incredible kiwis that we can be there to answer each call

Garden to Table is a charitable trust that empowers tamariki across Aotearoa to grow, harvest, prepare and share fresh food. 

Their programme enables schools and kura throughout the motu to deliver, embed and sustain impactful food education. By taking learning out of the classroom, they help Kiwi kids develop essential life skills and build resilience.

These positive impacts radiate far beyond the school gates - to whānau, the wider community, and the planet - ultimately enabling a more sustainable, equitable and climate-friendly social and economic future.

Garden to Table's dream is for every child in Aotearoa to have the opportunity and resources to grow and share their own fresh kai as part of daily life'.

Oke Growing mighty kids

Oke provides Kiwi kids with the opportunity to learn life and social skills by introducing productive gardens into schools. Through our Growing A Future program, Oke delivers a garden to each school, enabling the kids, teachers and local community to get growing.


The garden is built through a community working bee (in just ONE day) and includes all that is required to make it sustainable; raised beds, greenhouse, composting solutions, kids tools, teacher tools, irrigation, fruit trees etc.  

Each Growing a Future project for a school is worth over $20,000. Oke works all year round to raise the funds so our ‘Growing a Future’ gardens don’t cost the school a cent!

KidsCan is New Zealand’s leading charity dedicated to helping Kiwi kids affected by poverty. We believe that education is a child’s ticket out of poverty, giving them the opportunity for a better future.  
We partner with over 850 schools and 100 early childhood centres across Aotearoa to give the 1 in 5 Kiwi kids affected by poverty the essentials they need to learn. 

The school programmes provide nutritious breakfast, snack and lunch foods to 40,000 hungry school kids every day plus new fleece-lined jackets and sturdy shoes.

Our ECE programme provides pre-schoolers with a jacket, shoes and socks and freshly prepared meals daily. 

None of this would be possible without the support of generous Kiwis whose donations help ensure no Kiwi kid goes without.





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