With a total cost per trip of approximately $169,000, Koru Care relies on support and generosity to make the trips possible. The rewards from the trips are immense, for the child, they have the opportunity to be a real kid for a few days, they can leave their worries at home while doing what every kid loves – to be a kid without restrictions.

Businesses can support through encouraging their staff to participate in a payroll giving programme, by holding events, by supporting other activities in the community held to support Koru Care. Businesses can also support through donating products or services that Koru Care can sell on auction. Individuals can hold events to raise funds, sponsor an individual child, or through a regular contribution.

Koru Care uses FundraiseOnline to help make giving easy, we also run online auctions through TradeMe. We also welcome suggestions on other ways to raise funds to help us make the Koru Care kids dreams come true.

Entertainment Book

Each year Koru Care participates in the Entertainment Book programme. Entertainment books give you the ability to save on your entertainment costs while at the same time supporting us to make dreams come true for the Koru Care children.

Entertainment Books contain hundreds of 25-50% off and two-for-one offers from popular restaurants, cinemas, hotel accommodation, the arts, and sporting events.
The Entertainment Books Sell for $70 and a portion of this goes to help fund our overseas Adventures for seriously ill and disabled children.

You can order your book and pay direct online through the Entertainment Book Secure Payment Page.

Charity Auctions

Koru Care receives products and services throughout the year which it then offers for sale through TradeMe or their Gala Dinners. The Gala Auctions have great items for sale, such as sports memorabilia, holidays and jewellery.

All proceeds from these sales go directly toward the cost of the annual Koru Care Trips to either Disneyland or the Gold Coast, so If you are having your annual spring clean or just have items that you would like to see used for helping charity, please Contact Us, every little bit helps to give a child the trip of a lifetime.

Visit TradeMe to see our latest listings.

Families Fundraising

The children who go on the Koru Care trips enjoy, and really get a kick out of helping to fundraise for their trip costs – the ideas children come up with can be quite unique and shows their own personalities. Families have in the past held dinners with friends and family paying to be a guest, others have held car washes, coin trails and much more. Children also get their schools involved with some schools having held talent quests, coin trails and sausage sizzles.

Listed below are some tried and tested fundraising ideas that families have used in the past to help Koru Care cover the cost of taking their child on our trips. Suggestions include making approaches to the following organisations –

  • Local Sports Clubs – asking them to hold raffles etc
  • Local Businesses
  • Local Business Round Table
  • Community Newspapers
  • Local Radio Stations
  • Bunnings or The Warehouse who allow sausage sizzles outside their stores
  • Approach Lions, Rotary and RSA clubs in your area

Contact your local paper and ask them to do a story on your child and Koru Care. We have received many donations from the public by parents doing this.

Approach your child’s school principal/teacher to see what help the school can give. Schools have done everything from mufti-days and silly-hat days, to sausage sizzles, cake stalls, school productions, bike-days, cheese and wine evenings and face-painting etc.

If you, or your child, belong to a church, sports group, scouts or brownies etc, they may also be keen to help fundraise using the above activities.

Some families have formed working bees in their neighbourhood to cut lawns, tidy gardens, do car washes and cake stalls. Some families have also hosted afternoon teas for their friends and families.

If you plan a fundraising event, please let us know and if appropriate a Koru Care NZ representative will be happy to come along to support the event. Please Contact Us for any help you may need.