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Goodman Foundation

Engaging with and supporting various groups in the communities where we operate is fundamental for a business focused on long-term relationships and sustainable growth.

The Goodman Foundation is committed to doing good in local communities all around the world, partnering with dedicated organisations to improve social outcomes. 

We partner with charities who, like us are striving to do good in the world, in three key areas:

  • Food rescue and environment
  • Community and community health
  • Children and youth

Our support includes, cash grants, volunteering, payroll gifting and in-kind programmes. 

In New Zealand, our relationships with KiwiHarvest, Cerebral Palsy Society, Duffy Books in Homes, Great Potentials, Tania Dalton Foundation and the Keystone Trust are making a meaningful difference in our communities. 

The foundation has also responded to the disruption caused by COVID-19, contributing to the establishment of a national food network. The demand from social agencies for food parcels has escalated rapidly and the new initiative will complement the work of KiwiHarvest – addressing the issues of food poverty and food waste.  

Other organisations to receive our support this year include 4U Mentoring, Aunties, Diabetes New Zealand, Middlemore Foundation, Multiple Sclerosis Society of New Zealand, Ronald McDonald House, Starship Foundation and Women’s Refuge.

View our Goodman Foundation Annual Report 2020

KiwiHarvest

The largest of our community partnerships is with KiwiHarvest, a food rescue organisation that collects perishable food that would otherwise be consigned to landfill. Since 2012 KiwiHarvest has collected and redistributed 4.1 million kgs of food, the equivalent of 11.7 million meals, to over 280 community agencies. It’s an exceptional effort made possible through the efforts of 300 volunteers and food contributions from 250 donors.

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Steptember

A month-long, global event that encourages participants to get active and walk 10,000 steps a day, while raising money for local Cerebral Palsy charities. In New Zealand, Goodman staff raised $27,648 through sponsorships and various fund-raising events. The foundation also sponsored and hosted an event at the Central Auckland Specialist School during the month.

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HIPPY

The Home Interaction Programme for Parents and Youngsters is an early education initiative of the Great Potentials Foundation. It is a home-based learning system with weekly workbooks and activities that help children become competent learners before they start school.

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Duffy Books in Homes

A reading initiative that provides primary school children with five new books every year to encourage literacy and learning. The Goodman Foundation sponsors around 1,500 students across three South Auckland primary schools.

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