As well as physical booklets of vouchers being distributed via the region’s school communities and networks, the Graeme Dingle Foundation fundraiser has also been launched online.
The vouchers are free and provide discounts for a range of businesses from fun family activities to retail, hair and beauty and other services.
“Every time a voucher is redeemed the business will make a donation to the Graeme Dingle Foundation, which means that it is a way to save money and help children and youth in the region,” says Graeme Dingle Foundation business development manager Charlotte Brown.
Businesses that are supporting the funding initiative with vouchers in the ‘Vouchers for Good’ booklet include Kowhai Interiors, Mini Golf & Jeeps Tauranga, Hibiscus Surf School, Dolphin Seafari, Bettie Monroe, Skydive Tauranga, The Cave, Dive Zone Tauranga, Cycle Obsession, Shape Studio
Epidermis & Sage, Five Percent Brands – Noxen, Me & The Brave, Bethlehem Coachlines, Crystal Computing, Cutting Edge Painting & Decorating, Artisan Bronze Plaques, The Hairhut, A Dog’s Day, Vosper Realty, Higher Perspective Conferences & Events, Activities & Events unlimited, Flex Fitness, and Fresh Coaching with Anna.
Founded in 2004, the Western Bay of Plenty arm of the Graeme Dingle Foundation runs the Kiwi Can, Stars and Project K programmes, helping more than 3700 local young people every year to build resilience and open their eyes to new possibilities.
Every year the WBoP regional manager Dan Allen-Gordon has to go out and find funds again for these incredibly worthwhile programmes, as the organisation is reliant on donations, volunteers, corporate sponsorship and philanthropy.
With Covid-19 restrictions impacting on fundraising ideas for many organisations, Dan and his team have developed a way to fundraise that’s also available online.
The vouchers can be downloaded at: vouchersforgood.org.nz