Jeans Day

Jeans Day, Change wars edition 2017.

We’re wrapping up Jeans Day for 2017 but there’s still time to hold a fundraiser at your workplace/school and help us help children dealing with mental health issues.

How can I raise money?
Stuck for ideas on how your workplace/team/organisation can raise money? Here’s a few to get you started:

  • Have a mufti day/jeans day and everyone donates a gold coin to participate
  • Collect small change donations from your customers/staff
  • Have a raffle, competition or game you can collect donations for
  • Host a breakfast, lunch or party and charge people a cost to come
  • Ask your customers or staff if they’d like to donate $2,3 or 5 on top of their purchase/from their pay
  • Choose an opponent you really want to beat, perhaps another branch of your organisation or someone you get on well with.


Choose your battle:
If you’re keen on a bit of friendly competition you can choose an opponent to go up against to raise money. Here are a few ideas:

  • Business vs Business (e.g cafe against restaurant, real estate agent vs another agent)
  • Branch vs Branch
  • CEO vs Manager
  • Department vs Department


What is Jeans Day, Change wars?

Jeans Day is Napier Family Centre’s annual appeal, the time each year we go out to the public and business community to seek support for the work we do.

This year we upped the ante through some friendly competition to raise money for children’s mental health! Watch a short video about why we need help for this important issue.

So join us and let Hawke’s Bay know it’s not OK for our children to be battling depression, anxiety and bullying. We can help them and we can put a stop self harm and suicide!

How do I donate?

Donating the money raised couldn’t be easier thanks to SBS Bank!
You can drop off donations to either branch of SBS Bank in Napier or Hastings or you can transfer online to account number 031355 0669496 00 Alternatively, give us a call and we’ll send someone to pick it up!

Why support children’s mental health?

  • Did you know we see children as young as two who withdraw or struggle to learn when experiencing mental health problems
  • Astonishingly New Zealand rates the highest in the developed world for young people ending their lives!
  • A quarter of our counselling clients are children and young people.
  • The range of problems we see in youth is complex; anxiety, depression, bullying, self-harm or suicidal ideation are common.
  • Services for children’s mental health problems are woefully underfunded in our region.
  • Attending to mental health issues early will reduce the risk of safety concerns and suicide.
  • Many young New Zealanders self-harm. About 20 young people require hospital treatment each week – this is preventable!
  • Children as young as 10 end their own lives!
  • With support, children experiencing mental health issues can live happier lives.


Thank you to our sponsors:

“Our mission is to provide services that help families along life’s journey. Our values of integrity, teamwork, innovation and compassion guide our actions and decisions.”