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Kickstart Youth

At Kickstart Youth they believe that all young people deserve the chance to thrive regardless of socio-economic background, academic ability, family dynamic, mental health or other factors. Their vision is to “realise hope for a better future” for the young people of Upper Hutt. Kickstart was started in late 2014 as a charitable trust named Upper Hutt Community Youth Trust to work with young people who often had no other support. They have recently re branded to Kickstart (from UHCYT) to rec...

December 3, 2019

Prostate Cancer Foundation

A diagnosis of prostate cancer is a very distressing experience for men and their families. And often in those times men turn to the Prostate Cancer Foundation for advice and support. This may be through visiting their website and the Online Support Forum, calling the 0800 Helpline or attending one of the 35+ volunteer-led support groups around New Zealand.Providing support is one of the main services provided by the Foundation but their work goes beyond this. Making men aware of prostate cancer...

November 12, 2019


Agricontracts is a family-owned and operated local business right here in Upper Hutt.They do a bunch of things, but the majority of their work could be categorised as Grounds Maintenance.So... why are we telling you this?Well, they are the first business to have switched their spend! What that means is every time one of their team washes their hands, does the dishes or cleans the bathroom, they’re making a difference to a good cause. In fact, they’ve decided to switch their spend for th...

October 29, 2019

New Cause - Fuel the Need

At Fuel the Need, they believe it takes a village to raise a child, and have started with those closest to them - in their own backyard - right here in Upper Hutt.Launched in 2016, Fuel the Need is an initiative run by Daltons Gym Charitable Trust founder, Manuel Dalton, with a mission to fuel the needs of Upper Hutt primary and intermediate children – one school lunch at a time 😊Fast forward to today, and the daily number of lunches fluctuates every school term, from 46 through to 68.These...

October 18, 2019

New Cause - UH Autism Group

Autism is diagnosed in 1 in 100 New Zealanders.  After a diagnosis, parents and carers often feel isolated, judged and frustrated.  And that’s where this amazing cause comes in 👇 Upper Hutt Autism Group, founded in June 2018, helps create social opportunities and activities for the families and individuals with Autism in Upper Hutt, and its surrounding towns. They use their combined knowledge and experiences as carers or individuals within the Autism community to help each other o...

October 15, 2019

New Supplier - Only Good

We’re pretty excited to announce we have a new supplier on board!When we reached out to them, Only Good were pretty wrapped to be part of the Switch Your Spend family and they loved our idea (their own words!) So, for all of you who have been asking for these amazing hand soaps (with the rest of their range coming soon), here they are!  And now they are not only good for you, but a good cause too!  Now available on the shop! ...

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