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Join us in supporting three amazing Auckland local organisations:
Big Brothers Big Sisters (Auckland), Kenzie’s Gift and The Kindness Institute

Date: Tuesday 15th February, 2022
Time: 6pm arrival for 6.30pm start
Location: Grid AKL | John Lysaght Building
101 Pakenham Street West, Auckland

To attend, all you need to do is make a pledge on our Givealittle page of $75, $100 or $150. This gives you entry to our 10×10 event and includes complimentary canapés and drinks.

It also doubles as your tax-deductible donation which means on the night, you’ll receive your pledge back in charity dollar vouchers. After hearing each of the three charities pitch, you get to decide where your donation goes – it’s all part of the fun of 10×10!

Spots are limited so don’t miss your chance to attend.


Big Brothers Big Sisters (Auckland) is committed to establishing and supporting long term, consistent and meaningful mentoring relationships between young people and caring adult volunteers in Auckland.

Their mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of young people through strong, enduring, professionally supported, mentoring relationships.

Kenzie’s Gift supports the mental health of young Kiwis and their whānau affected by cancer, serious illness or grief by providing one-on-one therapy and extensive resources.

Their mission is to create a brighter future for young Kiwis and their whānau affected by cancer, serious illness or grief. They do this by supporting good mental health. Their vision is to ensure no young Kiwi faces serious illness or grief alone.

The Kindness Institute exists to empower marginalised rangatahi in Aotearoa to transform their mental health and wellbeing and that of those close to them by providing programmes that develop resilience and leadership capabilities guided by Te Whare Tapa Whā framework.

Their vision is for every young person in Aotearoa has the skills to navigate (life’s) challenges, improve their wellbeing and live a meaningful life.

THE DRAGON | Ngaio Merrick

Ngaio is the Co-Founder of Nuance Connected Capital and Portfolio & Investment Manager of Lewis Holdings, managing the late Sir David Levene’s investment portfolio. Both roles involve investing in, and working, closely with start-up companies. Ngaio is passionate about encouraging personal growth and a firm believer that the greatest skill anyone can have is in asking the right questions, rather than having the right answers.


A big thank you to our sponsors for making this event possible!


The event is supported by 10×10 – a predominantly volunteer run organisation working to empower a new generation of passionate philanthropists and create a sustainable movement for grassroots giving.

10×10 connects volunteers at a local community level and together they produce live crowdfunding ‘Dragon’s Den’ style events which are attended by 100+ people. Each committee identifies three grassroots charities and invites them to pitch for funds from the event audience.


10×10 Auckland is powered by a group of young professionals who have volunteered their time and resources to launch a crowdfunding event to support charities doing compelling community work. Watch this short video and meet each of the volunteers and find out what drives them.

Become a volunteer

Looking for a way to get more meaningfully involved with your community?
Here’s how you can get involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters, Kenzie’s Gift and The Kindness Institute.

You can become a mentor by becoming a ‘Big Brother’ or ‘Big Sister’. All you have to do is be a friend to one of our fun-loving kids and do activities like going to the beach, games and going to the movies.

There are so many ways you can get involved and support Kenzie’s Gift – whether you’re an individual, school or work team looking for fundraising ideas or want to support them regularly.

If you want to express interest for any roles that may come up in future with The Kindness Institute, please email a bit about yourself, work experience and why you want to be a part of the kaupapa.


We are so grateful for all of our partners who play a crucial role in ensuring we can continue to build 10×10

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