Mike Greer donates appliances for Tāmaki families

Publish Date : 12 Dec 2018
Mike Greer donates appliances for Tamaki families
Alyson Penina and family are the first to receive a new Fisher & Paykel fridge/freezer courtesy of Mike Greer Ltd. Front L-R: Alyson Penina and Tracey Wakefield, practice leader Tāmaki Community Development Trust. Back L-R: Josh Gallagher, Mike Greer development manager North Island and Matthew Bycroft, Mike Greer branch manager Glen Innes.

Mike Greer Homes NZ has donated five fridge/freezers and five washing machines to the Tāmaki Community Development Trust (TCDT) to be distributed to local whānau in need.

The donation is part of a contract with Tāmaki Regeneration Company (TRC) called the Contribution clause, which identifies ways TRC suppliers and partners can contribute to the community beyond the construction work they are doing. 

The Tāmaki contribution was established to capitalise on the expertise and skills of Tāmaki Regeneration Company (TRC) partners and suppliers, mobilising a direct contribution to the Tāmaki community, in addition to contracted goods or services to TRC.

 “It allows us to make a more personal contribution to the community in a way that rings true for us,” says Josh Gallagher, Development Manager at Mike Greer NZ Limited.  

Along with the white goods, MGH is also employing several young people in the Tāmaki community to help them on their way to potential future full-time employment in the trades, having already successfully employed 1 person in a full-time apprenticeship role with one of our main contractors.

“We are incredibly grateful for this generous gift,” says Tracey Wakefield Practice Leader/Counsellor for the Tāmaki Community Development Trust.

“We hope that these appliances will help make the lives of the families we work with a little bit easier at this often stressful time of year. We especially appreciate that these are new quality appliances and our families will be able to get plenty of use from them.”

The Tāmaki contribution is a commitment from TRC’s suppliers/partners to do a bit more for social and economic outcomes in the area.

Some of the contribution areas include:

  • providing local schools with back-to-school basics such as stationary, new uniforms and PE gear, togs and shoes
  • providing career mentoring/university mentoring
  • providing conference fees for local youth to participate in national/regional sports competitions
  • offering Internships/cadetships and other training opportunities
  • initiating clean-ups and new planting at the beach or in the basin, Omaru stream and reserve
  • building fruit and veggie gardens for schools
  • supporting community gardens and landscaping.

Find out more about the Tāmaki Regeneration Company.

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