what is surrogate grandparents?
Surrogate Grandparents is a non-profit organisation whose aim is to connect families with surrogate grandparents in order to forge lasting friendships and family bonds.
What problems are we helping to solve?
Social isolation and loneliness are much more serious than just uncomfortable feelings... Research has shown that social isolation and loneliness has been linked with increased mortality, depression, high blood pressure and dementia. These are serious issues in New Zealand and not just for our older generations. Social isolation and loneliness are problems that people struggle with right across New Zealand's social demographics on a daily basis.
How can Surrogate Grandparents help?
Surrogate Grandparents can be the bridge that connects generations. By connecting families with surrogate grandparents and grandparents with our children; we can fight social isolation and loneliness in New Zealand. Working together, we can make New Zealand a more caring and connected nation.
There are a number of ways in which you can get involved. These include:
Join up - if you want a "surrogate grandie" or are looking for a family to adopt click here.
Volunteering - want to help us kick start our organisation? We are always looking for awesome people who can help us make this a HUGE success! If you are keen to hear more click here.
Rest/Retirement Homes - if you feel that your residents will benefit from receiving visitors from young families and their children get in contact with us and we will do our utmost to help you.
Kindys/Pre-schools/Playgroups - if you would like us to arrange for your centre to receive visits from our elderly community. Do get in contact with us.
Talks & Presentations - if your group would like us to come and talk to them about Surrogate Grandparents and what we are all about, please do contact us. Auckland only currently..
Become a friend of Surrogate Grandparents - we love to surround ourselves with awesome people who can support us - would you like to be one? Click here to find out how.
Fundraise for us - there are a number of ways you can help. Click here to find out more.
Donations - looking for a great organisation to donate to? Donate via Paypal.
Corporate/Community Support - we believe in mutually beneficial partnerships. Find out more here.
Media & Advertising - for our full media kit, click here.
Are you a family living in New Zealand away from your own family or grandparents? Do you miss the support and social connection that a grandparent can offer you and your family?
Check out this weeks Featured Grandparents here.
Connecting with a surrogate grandparent could be for you; it's a great way to create new friendships & extend your family here in NZ.
Don't have grandchildren? Have your children flown too far from the nest and you don't get to see your grandchildren as often as you like?
Check out this weeks Featured Families here.
Would you like to share the laughs and companionship with a family closer to home? Connecting with a family through Surrogate Grandparents NZ could be for you.
What can you do to help?
- Become an Area Coordinator with promotions, activities, events and fundraisers in your area.
- Provide Administrative Support to our Head Office or to your local Area Coordinator.
- Help out with local Events & Campaigns
- Join the Surrogate Grandparents Board or Committee and help to guide the future of the organisation (nominations considered at each AGM)
- Volunteer your story or write articles for our blog or to feature on our website.
Surrogate Grandparents loves awesome people who are willing to donate their time and efforts to help us out. If you would like to become a volunteer, or just talk to someone more about volunteer opportunities, then give us a call on: 021 288 8875 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
WE ARE CURRENTLY LOOKING FOR:
We are looking for regional co-ordinators Nationwide - Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, Hawke's Bay, Taranaki, Manawatu -Wanganui, Wellington, Tasman, Nelson, Marlborough, West Coast, Canterbury, Otago, Southland.
WE WELCOME YOUR DONATION
Surrogate Grandparents is a non-profit organisation (shortly to become a Charitable Trust) and we are currently self funded by the generous donations of our kind supporters.
If you are able to help with a one-off, or ongoing donations, click here
Help us Fundraise
We would welcome any fundraising you might be able to do on our behalf to raise awareness and much needed funds to support our cause.
- Sell the Entertainment book in your area on our behalf.
- Get sponsored to take part in an event e.g. a half marathon, a swim or cycle, head shave etc
- Hold a fun event at your work, school or club and collect a gold coin donation e.g. Casual Friday or Tie Day in the office.
- Hold a quiz night and charge an entry fee
- Hold a raffle with donated prizes
- Run a local competition with prizes donated by local businesses.
If none of the above ideas suit, contact us with your idea and we will support you all the way!
For order forms and marketing materials to support any of the above ideas and other fundraising options - contact us today - we have HEAPS of options!
Surrogate Grandparents New Zealand is reliant on the generosity and support from New Zealander's. We are grateful to those who choose to leave us a gift in their will, so we can continue our work. Of course, you will want to remember family first, however; donating just a small amount to us can make a difference to the future of your immediate family or the next generation of Kiwi families.
We appreciate that your will is a private and confidential document but if you are considering leaving us a bequest, or have decided to, we would like to know so that we can acknowledge your generous support and keep you up to date with the latest developments at Surrogate Grandparents New Zealand. Please contact us for a confidential, no obligation, chat on 021 288 8875.
Surrogate Grandparents are always keen to host events for fundraising. If you have an event you would like us to be involved with or have a great idea, please feel free to contact us below.
We currently have no active events - but keep checking back for exciting events in the future!