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The Warehouse Group and Kiwi Communities

Our brands’ commitment to the community.

Our vision is to be Here for Good by helping communities throughout New Zealand flourish and contributing to a more sustainable country and planet. All businesses within The Warehouse Group share this commitment, and the last financial year has seen continuing evolution of each brand’s activities.

The relationships we have with many of our community partners have grown well beyond that of purely fundraising to deliver better outcomes for thousands of New Zealanders. Collectively we have worked with more than 800 charities and community organisations from Kaitaia to Invercargill to help them assist the most vulnerable New Zealanders.

Thanks to company contributions and the continuing engagement and generosity of our customers and suppliers, we have raised and distributed more than $71 Million in donations since 1982. We have also developed a bolder environmental strategy to reflect our responsibilities in this area, the results of which will be evident over the coming years.

At a national level, we partner with 11 charity organisations.


Variety – The Children’s Charity

Supporting the Kiwi Kids programme to help provide essentials that a local child would otherwise go without.

Life Education Trust

Funding to continue Life Education’s shift to a digital platform and extend the learning experience for Kiwi school children outside of the classroom.

Women’s Refuge

Supporting Women’s Refuge ‘Shero’ programme, working with youth organisations and schools to educate young people to become more confident, more assertive and aware of how to deal with family violence.

Parenting Place

Enabling families in communities throughout New Zealand to attend one of Parenting Place’s life-changing Toolbox parenting courses, because The Warehouse Group believes being a great parent is the most valuable job in the world.

Youthline

Youthline was created in 1970 and forms a collaboration of youth development organisations across the country. Youthline works with young people, their families and those supporting young people. Their organisations are made up of volunteer and paid staff members - and they have centres based across the country.

Plunket

Plunket is a national not-for-profit organisation and New Zealand's largest provider of support services for the development, health and wellbeing of tamariki and whānau. They are committed to providing universal access to services for all children and families regardless of ethnicity or location through the Well Child Tamariki Ora service and the range of community services offered to families.

The Salvation Army

Since 1883, The Salvation Army has fought poverty and social and spiritual distress in New Zealand. They’ve been there to help more than 120,000 families and individuals in need each year—with budgeting advice, food and clothing assistance, life skills programmes and other comfort and support. The Salvation Army is committed to their mission of caring for people, transforming lives and reforming society.

Hillary Outdoors

Hillary Outdoors is a charitable trust that provides outdoor education primarily to young people. Hillary Outdoors opened its first centre in 1972 beside the Tongariro National Park. In 2006 a second centre opened on Great Barrier Island with a marine focus. The organisation also runs a very successful series of nationwide adventure-based events throughout the year.

Got To Get Out

Got to Get Out was founded in 2014 by New Zealand social entrepreneur Robert Bruce. While hiking at Mount Everest Base Camp, Bruce realised his calling was to mobilise people to get outdoors and as a result, the social enterprise ‘Got to Get Out’ was created. Since then, Got to Get Out has hosted more than 250 outdoor events, mobilising around 5,000 people to get moving, often for the first time in an outdoors or adventure setting.


The Period Place

The Period Place works at the critical intersection of menstruators and their needs by creating sustainable change for them, their families, and their communities through three pillars; conversation, education and access. Their mission is to provide safe spaces for period conversations, get period education to those that need it, and ensure every menstruator in Aotearoa has the same access to period products.

Sustainable Coastlines

Sustainable Coastlines is on a mission to enable people to look after the coastlines and waterways they love through three core programmes: Love Your Coast, Love Your Water and Litter Intelligence. They deliver coastal clean-up events, educational programmes, public awareness campaigns, and riparian planting projects. Sustainable Coastlines works with volunteers, interns, ambassadors and local community groups to enable them to deliver these activities in their own communities.