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Your support is very important to us. We need the support of all New Zealanders to make a difference in the lives of people with intellectual disabilities and their families. We have many ways in which you can be involved in IHC’s good work.

 

Support IHC

IHC has been fundraising since it was founded in 1949 by a group of parents unhappy with the lack of opportunities for their children with intellectual disabilities.  Today, IHC’s fundraising activities pay for programmes to enhance the quality of life of people with intellectual disabilities and their families.

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Volunteering

IHC’s volunteer programme is about making a positive change in someone’s life and gaining a new friend or learning a new skill in the process. It is about spending time doing what you want to do, when you want to do it, with a person with an intellectual disability.

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Season's Greetings

Watch this powerful performance of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah sung in Te Reo Māori by people with intellectual disabilities.  

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Membership

If you are interested in IHC and intellectual disability, you can become a member. You will have the opportunity to be part of a range of activities that benefit people with intellectual disabilities and stand up for their rights.

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Helping families

IHC has been there for thousands of rural parents over the years. Kerry and Steve live on a dairy farm and pledge to the Calf & Rural Scheme. “Saryn’s diagnosis turned our lives upside down...

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Thank you from Sarah

In this short video Sarah describes what life was like for someone with an intellectual disability 60 years ago, the huge change IHC created, and her hopes for the future.

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