<< Visit Website
Categories: Disaster Relief, [ View All ]
IHC New Zealand Charity Profile
IHC is New Zealand's largest provider of services to people with intellectual disabilities and their families. Its history reaches back 50 years to a group of families who set up an association to lobby for a better deal for their children.
IHC remains firmly committed to the values these early parents represented – the inclusion of all people with intellectual disabilities in their local communities.
IHC New Zealand Volunteer Information
Volunteers play an important part in the lives of people with an intellectual disability - developing friendships, doing new things and having fun.
Volunteering with IHC is as simple as including someone in an activity that you already do, such as:
A cuppa and a catch up over coffee - a great way to catch up with friends and enjoy companionship
Gym workout - it's good to have a friend to sweat it out with
Family time - spending time together as part of an extended family/whanau can be very special when invited to someones home and welcomed into the fold
Just hanging out at the local pub - relax and catch up with friends over a pint and a game of pool
Shopping - especially for birthday or special occasion presents can be fun and exciting
Walking the dog - share time with someone who loves animals too, or visit a local pet shop
Your favourity hobby - dancing, mountain biking, wine tasting, swimming, movies, art, basketball, reading, the list is endless and much more enjoyable when shared with a friend.
IHC New Zealand Donation Information
Today there are 13,000 young New Zealand families who struggle with the pressures of raising a child with an intellectual disability. There are 29,000 adults with an intellectual disability across New Zealand, with hopes and dreams of an ordinary life.
For the past 60 years, IHC has been at the forefront of a huge change to ensure New Zealanders with an intellectual disability are not locked away in institutions – not excluded from their communities.We need your help!Thank you for your support!