Thank you for visiting our Donations page.

The support of generous individual donors enables Open Home Foundation to assist families and children in your community.

OHF welcomes all donations, whether it’s a one-time gift or regular monthly donation from individuals and groups who want to be part of this ministry.

Please see the 2 ways you can give below

Ted Sponsorship Fund
see below for more details

Ted Sponsorship Fund

By becoming a Ted Sponsor you become a very special part of the Open Home Foundation (OHF) ministry

OHF Ted Sponsors gift a minimum of $25 per month to the Ted Sponsorship Fund. This donation is used to directly benefit children cared for by OHF as well as children with family or whānau receiving help from Open Home Foundation.

How is the Ted Sponsorship Fund used?

The Ted Sponsorship Fund is dedicated to making the lives of our most vulnerable children more joyful, and supporting them to reach their full potential. The fund is used to help individual children in your area:

• Pursue cultural activities
• Have things that most children have like sporting equipment, a bicycle, a trampoline
• Attend camps
• Attend music, dance or drama lessons
• Participate in local sporting activities
• Access equipment for children with disabilities
• Receive counselling, play therapy or other professional support not supported by government funding
• Be involved in Family Therapy that will help them return home safely

The Ted Sponsorship Fund is separate from other financial activities of OHF. Your sponsorship will not be used for administration overheads or capital purchases.


As a Ted Sponsor you receive a cuddly, stuffed Ted to keep as a reminder of the children that you are supporting through Open Home Foundation. We hope you will be proud to have our Ted somewhere in your home so family and friends can ask about what he represents and how they might also become involved with this ministry.

As the Open Home Foundation is a charitable entity, any donations over $5.00 are eligible for an IRD rebate. Our Ted Sponsors will receive the correct tax credit documentation at the right time.