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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.



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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Make a difference

IHC has a long and important partnership with farmers, which means together we have been able to make a real difference in the lives and futures of people with intellectual disabilities – particularly those living in rural communities.

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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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Raise your animal on behalf

DairyNZ and Allflex have teamed up with IHC and PGG Wrightson Livestock to offer an alternative solution to reach a $1 million funding target without increasing the risk of spreading Mycoplasma bovis.

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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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