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 supports social initiatives that aim to improve the quality of life, health and education, and standard of living of the people within our neighbourhoods. It is funded by the Manager with no direct costs borne by the Trust.
Through the Foundation and other fundraising, we have provided around $350,000 of financial support over the last 12 months. We have also contributed to local organisations through the donation of equipment, volunteering and in-kind programmes.
Our relationships with KiwiHarvest, Cerebral Palsy Society of NZ, Duffy Books in Homes, Great Potentials, Life Centre Trust and the Second Nature Charitable Trust are continuing to make a meaningful difference to our communities.
Further contributions were made to ADC New Zealand, Cure Kids, Diabetes New Zealand, Middlemore Hospital, Multiple Sclerosis Society of New Zealand, Ronald McDonald House and the Tania Dalton Foundation.
In 2018 KiwiHarvest collected and redistributed 1,325,672 kgs of food, the equivalent of 3,787, 634 meals, to 268 community agencies. It’s an exceptional effort made possible through the efforts of 143 volunteers and food contributions from 214 donors.
View KiwiHarvest article here
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 over $17,000 through sponsorships and various fund-raising events.
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.
A reading initiative that provides primary school children with two new books every year to encourage literacy and learning. The Goodman Foundation sponsors around 1,500 students across three South Auckland primary schools.