On April 5th, our Smart Express Auckland team “Gumbooted up” along with thousands of others across New Zealand. This was all for the I Am Hope charity organisation. They work towards the goal of giving any child who needs help free counselling!
About Gumboot Friday
“Put your gumboots on, give a gold coin, and take a walk in their shoes for just one day.” This is the motto that the charity build this day around. The idea behind wearing gumboots is because “having depression is like walking through mud every day”.
Wearing gumboots can be an ice breaker and a fun way to talk about mental health. As well as raising money to provide free and timely counselling for any kid in need.
And our Smart Express Auckland team was happy to be a part of it. At the office everyone had gumboots on for this special day. Together we raised $100 for the I Am Hope Campaign! We even got the little one’s involved. They loved wearing our driver’s uniforms and being a part of Gumboot day in the Smart Express Auckland office.
“100% of your donation goes to counselling for kiwi kids. All donations are deposited directly into the Kiwibank Gumboot Friday account. Kids (with the support of their adult supporters) can make an appointment directly with a counsellor or therapist that meets our criteria.” Click here to read more.
Smart Express Auckland’s Charity work
As a rapidly growing small to medium size business, we still have a key focus on helping our community. Especially when an opportunity presents itself to assist a charity who need our help! Take My Hands is another example of how we helped a charity in need of our moving services.
To read more about our work with Take My Hands, click here.
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