SpinningTop exists to give balance to vulnerable children living in poverty, whose lives have been thrown off balance through war, oppression, natural disaster and other circumstances beyond their control.
SpinningTop began in 2006 as Children on the Edge NZ, a branch of Children on the Edge UK, which was founded by the late, great Dame Anita Roddick in 1990.
In 2011 Children on the Edge NZ became SpinningTop, an NZ based, independent, not for profit organization giving balance to vulnerable children living in poverty, whose lives have been thrown off balance through war, oppression, natural disaster and circumstances beyond their control.
SpinningTop are currently working on the Thai/Burma border with children who have been forced by the oppressive military regime to flee their homeland of Burma and in Samoa with victims of sexual abuse, living within basic shelters as their homes are no longer a place of safety.
They believe given the right balance of forces, Education, Nutrition, Shelter and Play, these children will be empowered to become contributing members of society, free from poverty.
The best part is all the profits they make go to make things happen for the children they support. Current administration and salary costs are kindly provided by The Body Shop NZ.