After watching the TV documentary Inside Child Poverty New Zealand at the end of November 2011, a Tawa couple decided they were in a position to try and make a difference. They started contacting agencies in the local community to find out what services were most needed.
Overwhelmed by the response, they decided to formalise it and set up Kiwi Community Assistance. In July 2012, Kiwi Community Assistance became a registered charity (No.CC47974).
We now have over 80 volunteers who assist us in a variety of roles within the organization for a few hours each week or once a month.
Each year, KCA assists over 55,000 residents in the Greater Wellington region. In the financial year end to the 31st March 2019, KCA has distributed over 196.6 tons of food and over 3,100 banana boxes of clothing, shoes, school supplies, reading books, Xmas presents, etc.
Co-founders Tracy and Phil