Partnering to make a difference

Feb 20, 2020

We get excited when we partner with organisations that want to make a real difference in our community.

Spend My Super is just that. It wants to put an end to child poverty in New Zealand by encouraging superannuants to donate all or part of their pension to a charity like PARS, that’s working at the front line.

What does this all mean for PARS?

We will have more resources available to us to break the intergenerational cycles of disadvantage, which will improve the wellbeing of our whānau – families, their children and young people.

Last night we attended a function hosted by the Kelliher Trust to celebrate the launch of the Spend My Super’s campaign and to support the efforts of other charities like PARS, that are working to solve child poverty in Aotearoa.

Spend My Super event

And in another initiative on Monday, Spend My Super staged a thought-provoking activation at Takutai Square in Britomart. It was a powerful installation depicting 160 babies, the number of babies born in New Zealand each day.

Of those 160, and this is an indictment on our society, 40 are born into poverty. Many of them become the children and the adults that we work with today.

So, we’re proud to be part of Spend My Super. We would encourage superannuants to support this worthy charity, and other New Zealanders for that matter, to donate directly to PARS. This will strengthen our ability to support more whānau to make positive changes in their lives.