NZ supports health and wellbeing charities

Community November 22, 2022

Z has again shared $1 million across Aotearoa through their Good in the Hood initiative, with customers voting for their favourite local charity or community groups to decide how the money should be divided.

Good in the Hood is a much-loved initiative by Z’s people and customers – which has now given away over $8 million since it began in 2013. Charities and community groups offering services that promote health and wellbeing received the most support from customers this year, gaining over 30 percent of total votes. This was followed by those groups supporting young families or children and youth.

Z’s GM of Retail Andy Baird says the benefit of Good in the Hood is our customers get to have their say on how this money is shared at each Z site across the country, and clearly those groups supporting health and wellbeing is top of mind for most New Zealanders.

“Our customers are part of the communities we operate in, which means they know how important these groups are in their local area and which ones need our support. It’s not surprising health and wellbeing is at the top given the challenges we have had through COVID-19 in the last few years.  

“Now more than ever we need to support local groups working hard to support and better our communities. We are grateful for the charities and community groups who have been part of this year’s initiative, and hope this small donation helps them continue to do Good in their Hood,” says Andy. 

Each of Z’s almost 200 service stations gave away over $4,000 per site, shared between groups based on the votes they received. Some charity groups, who have a presence in numerous communities, were selected at multiple Z sites. One of which was Child Cancer Foundation, who received almost five percent of the overall votes.

“We are honored to have received such incredible support from Kiwis throughout the Good in the Hood campaign,” says Monica Briggs, Chief Executive of Child Cancer Foundation.

“Thank you so much to all of the Z stations across the country who chose to support Child Cancer Foundation, as well as everyone who dropped a token into our boxes throughout the month. The much-needed funds you have helped us raise will make a massive difference for tamariki and whānau impacted by childhood cancer in New Zealand,” continues Monica.



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