A WARM WELCOME

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Kia ora, we are Angela and Theresa Gattung, and our foundation was born out of our sisterhood and a shared spirit to enable others. 

Our hearts lead us to want to give back; to make a difference; to redress inequalities we see around us; and to use our skills and resources to make. real. change. 

We call it the heart effect because we support causes that touch us deeply, but we believe just as strongly in effectiveness. Put the two together and you can create ripples of change for a stronger Aotearoa New Zealand.

“Very often we think making big changes in the world needs a big action. But each of us doing what we can in our communities can have a profound impact.”   Theresa

“What kind of world will we leave our descendents if we model lack of care and discommunity? What is the most important thing in the world? He aha te mea nui o te ao? It’s people, it’s people, it’s people. He tāngata, he tāngata, he tāngata."   Angela

Projects & Initiatives

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Fashion Sister
Fashion Sister is a Gattung Foundation initiative designed to empower women through access to affordable new and pre-loved designer clothing. Our mission is to democratise fashion so that more women can overcome the barriers to accessing fashion and enjoy an opportunity to look fabulous and feel more confident. Addressing female inequality has always been important to us and this is a way that ‘sisters can support sisters’ in a wonderful and practical way.
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We are awarded the Order of St John Priory Vote of Thanks
The Prior of St John, Her Excellency The Right Honourable Dame Cindy Kiro, GNZM, QSO, DStJ, Governor General of New Zealand has, on the recommendation of the Order of St John Priory Chapter, their senior governance board, recently awarded the Foundation a Priory Vote of Thanks. This is in recognition of the exceptional contribution we have made to the work of Hato Hone St John in New Zealand.
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