Making a difference in communities

We have strong connections in our communities, and our people do too. 
 
Our staff members suggest where we can make a big difference in their communities, through sharing our Employee Community Fund. 

How it works

A small donation can make a really big difference to community groups and projects.
 
We’ve helped schools and pre-schools, sports teams and groups that support families. Our Fund has bought sports uniforms and equipment, paid for events, and supported travel and accommodation. We’ve bought BBQs, a dog-training frame, playground equipment and gardening tools. 
 
Carefully targeted donations, suggested by our people, make a difference for thousands of people in New Zealand communities.
 

2014 WE STARTED THE FUND
 

100+ DONATIONS GIVEN SINCE WE STARTED

Things We've Done Already

The Employee Community Fund has already made a difference by:

Introducing young students to electrical engineering

at Pukekohe Intermediate School by funding kits to build programmable Christmas trees which play tunes and flash LEDs in sequence.

Funding an ambulance

to attend Waipahihi School's Ironkidz event, attended by over 700 people.

Kitting out a football team

with new uniforms. The Melville United Under 13s recieved a newset of jerseys and training balls.

Supplying Chromebooks 

to help students with their digital learning capabilities at Kowhai Intermediate School.

Supporting cooking classes

run by Putaruru Lions for local parents and care givers, who are struggling to feed their families, and introduce them to nourishing quick and easy ways to cook.

putting on a quiz night

for Age Concern, Hamilton as part of the World Elder Abuse Awareness Week.

supporting the Special Olympics

with new singlets and shorts for the basketball team.

landscaping gardens

at the Otuemotai kindergarten for the children to learn and play in.

assisting with fundraising

by upgrading barbeque facilities at the Hillsborough Junior Athletics Club (HJAC) which provides a supportive environment that develops the athletics skills of children.

teaching children about growing food

by sponsoring the workshops aimed at teaching kids how to provide food for themselves, their families, and to have fun doing it.

upskilling teachers of children with autism

at St Mary's Northcote (primary school) for special needs teachers to attend seminars to provide them with skills and teaching strategies to help children reach their full learning potential.

providing team uniforms

for Waka Ama Pakuranga Original Novice Mens team.

promoting IT skills to young people

by supplying robots used for robotics classes run by OMG Tech! with children aged 7-12, in low-decile communities and schools.

encouraging a recycling programme

at Auckland Normal Intermediate involving a waste audit, recycling system and composting as part of making changes for a more sustainable future for the school and community 

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