Children can’t prevent child abuse – but adults can.
And what better way to start conversations about the wellbeing of kids, than to send thousands of life size cardboard 'children' into the community for a day with business people, politicians, Iwi and members of the public!
And that’s what we do on Buddy Day – New Zealand’s only community event aimed at raising awareness and starting conversations about the role every adult plays in preventing child abuse.
Everyone, everywhere can show they care and take part in Buddy Day 2013.
If you’re a school in Central Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga or Central Wellington, you can create one or more of our 1200 Buddies who will be adopted by an adult carer on Buddy Day.
If you’re an adult or an organisation in these regions you can be a Buddy Carer and adopt one or more of our 1200 Buddies for a day. It’s free to registerand all you need to do is collect your decorated Buddy from one of our breakfast event centres.
You can read more about exactly how Buddy Day works here.