SplashSave Social Projects
SplashSave is a social enterprise with a mission to provide every child with the opportunity to learn to swim.
We provide swim teaching materials (The SplashSave Pack) to parents & caregivers of 0-5 year old kids so they can enjoy the fun and rewarding experience of teaching their own child to swim. It's great fun, saves money and ultimately saves lives.
SplashSave does two things:
We raise funds to deliver projects that provide SplashSave Packs for free to the communities that need them the most.
We sell packs to parents who can afford them (a small cost compared to swim lessons) and 20% of proceeds from each pack bought goes back towards our fund raising projects.
You can help in one of two ways:
Make a donation here and 100% of this will help directly with our current project.
Buy a pack for yourself, or for a loved one and 20% of proceeds go towards our current project.
SplashSave is partnered and supported by Water Safety New Zealand, Parent Centre, ACC and the Kohanga Reo Trust.
CURRENT PROJECT - THE NORTHLAND PROJECT
This district of New Zealand has some of the worst water safety statistics in New Zealand.
The Northland Project is looking to raise $1,250 to reach approximately 150 higher risk kids with water safety education materials.
SplashSave Social Projects have so far included:
$30,000 raised to work with Plunket Nursing Association to distribute packs to families in areas where higher drowning rates occur in New Zealand
$20,000 raised to translate the pack into Te Reo Maori (Indiginous language of New Zealand) for distribution in Maori communities where drowning rates are higher
Working with Parent Centres and Kindergartens to run information sessions for parents and reach children in higher risk geographic locations and where access to early water safety education is more challenging.
Work with the New Zealand Community Trust to distribute packs to local communities and reach families where financial barriers to purchasing the pack may exist.
We have a number of other projects in the pipeline which include international aid approaches - watch this space for more information and how you can help and get involved.