Why Superhero?

Because our kids need you.

A true hero isn’t measured by the size of his strength, but by the strength of his heart.

Hercules (Disney)

Can you be a Superhero for a child this Friday?

The children Kenzie’s Gift helps are living through emotional difficulties that no child should have to face alone.

When serious illness or bereavement occurs within a family, everyone is affected. For children and young adults, the impact can be intense, emotionally traumatic and long lasting. Children are often left to grieve alone because parents and extended family members are struggling to cope. Feelings of isolation and loneliness can create social, behavioural and academic problems that can last into adulthood.

It is estimated that one in every twenty Kiwi children will experience a bereavement by the age of 18. We provide support to these children by giving them the tools they need to cope at this emotionally stressful time, and in later life.

Kenzie’s Gift receives no government funding for its services and we rely in part on the generosity of people like you – our Superheroes – to ensure we can provide this support when it is needed most. Read more about the work we do on our website.

Can you be a Superhero for a child this Friday? Every dollar raised goes towards the provision of our support services for children and families in desperate need.

Our Superheroes

Our Superheroes come from all walks of life, and just like Clark Kent, they’re ordinary people doing extraordinary things.

Some have experienced bereavement and loss as children or in later life. They know firsthand how unresolved or unacknowledged grief can have immediate, and lasting, effects on their lives.

Others just want to do good and raise money for a worthy cause. With the help of our Superheroes, we’re investing in the futures of our children.

Join the fun

Being a Friday Superhero – or all year long – is fun. There are so many ways you can promote yourself or your group and fundraising activity, and of course we’re here to help.

Sign up today, or contact our Superhero Support Team and we’ll give you a hand.

How does your money help?

  • $100 provides a My Journey Kit, a package of resources designed to help a child cope with their own cancer diagnosis, or that of a sibling.
  • $100 provides a Memories are Forever pack for children and parents coping with a family bereavement.
  • $120 pays for a session for a child or young adult with one of our accredited Child and Adolescent Psychotherapists
  • $1440 pays for 12 sessions with one of our Psychotherapists.
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