Parent Aid North West celebrate their 20th birthday

Parent Aid North West are proud to be celebrating their 20th year in operation.

Our organisation was initially started in 2002 by a group of local women based in the Helensville area that recognised the need for support for parents with babies and children under 5 years of age.

As you can imagine, the scope of Parent Aid North West service has broadened and evolved over this time, but essentially we are still delivering a similar service. We estimate we have helped more than 2000 families over the past 20 years.

To celebrate this milestone birthday, Parent Aid North West are launching our $20 for 20 years campaign and asking people to donate $20 through their Givealittle Page. While the amount is reflective of $1 for each year in service, we are also mindful that over the past 2 years both individuals and businesses have seen reduced incomes and increased financial costs.

Parent Aid North West provides free practical home help to whanau with babies and children under 5 years old within the North West Rodney region. Our focus is addressing the needs of parents that are experiencing postnatal depression, anxiety and stress, sleep deprivation, accident, illness, rural isolation or general hardship.

We assist with household duties, meal preparation, child care, food parcel delivery and can help with transport so that parents can attend medical and well-being appointments.

Parent Aid North West is a Not for Profit charitable organisation that operates by way of grants, funding and donations. Currently, we do not receive any direct government funding.

We have eight paid part-time employees who are all mothers themselves and hale from various backgrounds involved around childcare.

All our Home Support Workers understand that each client’s needs will be different and are incredibly passionate about helping families in our community.

When you are able to assist parents at times of need, ultimately it is to the children’s benefit. It is so important for us as an organisation to be equally just as proactive as we are reactive.

We hope by having 500 people donate just $20 each we will raise $10,000 which will go towards our team being available to assist more families in our community over the next year and for many years to come.