10×10 Auckland is powered by a group of young local professionals who have volunteered their time and resources to launch a crowdfunding event which will support three charities doing compelling community work.
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.
The event organisers are supported by 10×10 New Zealand – a 100 per cent volunteer run organisation working to empower a new generation of passionate philanthropists and create a sustainable movement for grassroots giving.
The upcoming 10×10 event will take place on Wednesday 28 October at the Grid AKL and is supporting three incredible charities; Orange Sky, The Aunties and Baskets of Blessing. The ‘Dragon’ for the night will be Sam Stubbs, founder of non profit KiwiSaver fund, Simplicity.
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Orange Sky New Zealand positively connects people experiencing homelessness in Auckland and Wellington through the provision of free laundry services, warm showers and non-judgemental conversation.
The volunteers help some of the 41,000 New Zealanders doing it tough. Their focus is on creating a safe, positive and supportive environment for people who are too often ignored and giving them the opportunity to connect and feel welcome.
The Aunties believe that everyone has the right to live with self-determination, dignity, and knowledge of their mana, in recognition of the value, joy and beauty of their true selves. They are a collective of people inspired to share power, knowledge, passion, and resources with whānau who have lived in violence, however that may manifest.
The Aunties guide, listen, and provide a voice until whānau are confident enough to walk in their own power.
Baskets of Blessing is a volunteer organisation in Queenstown that coordinates donations of products, time and money to deliver gift baskets and meal/food packs to locals struggling from unexpected life predicaments.
Baskets of Blessing create customised gift baskets to offer positive uplifting moments. Volunteer teams also collate, cook and distribute meal packs to recipients who have been nominated anonymously via the website.
Sam Stubbs is the founder of Simplicity, NZ’s fastest growing KiwiSaver plan. Simplicity is a not-for profit KiwiSaver and Fund Manager that gives 15% of management fees to charity and invests with a conscience.
Sam was previously CEO of Tower Investments. He was Managing Director of Hanover Group and worked for Goldman Sachs in London and Hong Kong. He has previously worked for NatWest Markets, Fay, Richwhite and IBM.
Sam has an MA (Hons) in Politics from the University of Auckland.
He is also a father of 4 children and has no time for any hobbies!
Looking for a way to get more meaningfully involved with your community? You can become a volunteer for Orange Sky, The Aunties or Baskets of Blessings.
These organisations need your help to continue the amazing work they do. Volunteer opportunities will be available soon, follow our socials or subscribe to our newsletter to keep up to date. Scroll down to sign up!
Click here to see all of the 10×10 volunteer projects available to sign up for. Filter for them by selecting “10×10 Philanthropy” under the “Causes” drop down.