Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


FRANK Wants To Give Stationary To Every NZ Child

For immediate release

Web: www.frankstationery.com

FRANK Stationery Wants To Give A Backpack And Notebook To Every NZ Child In Need

Auckland, NZ 27/02/2013 - Creativity, education, and independent thinking has always been the foundation of New Zealand society. However, with the current economic climate, an increasing number of New Zealand families are being forced to sacrifice important educational resources in order to provide baseline needs like food and shelter. At present, 1 in every 5 kiwi kids are are living in poverty; This means that basic school supplies like books, bags and stationery are now luxury for many. FRANK Stationery seeks to ensure that every child in NZ has access to basic school supplies needed to complete their education. For every item purchased through their website, FRANK will give away the same item to a child in need.

FRANK founders Jason and Jess Holdaway are well acquainted through their travels with the harsh reality of poverty in third world countries. However, they were recently surprised to learn of the appalling conditions faced by many of our own children in New Zealand. After viewing a documentary on poverty in NZ schools, Jason and Jess visited low decile schools to learn more about the issues faced by our own communities. "We were shocked to find that approximately half of the students in one primary school would turn up each day without a bag or any stationery to complete their school work. Students would be given pieces of paper to write on that were then often lost or thrown away". In response, Jason and Jess have created a business that they believe will provide a tangible solution by providing access to basic educational resources and giving all children an opportunity to reach their full potential.

FRANK products are available online at www.frankstationery.com

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Power Outages, Roads Close: Easter Storm Moving Down Country

The NZ Transport Agency says storm conditions at the start of the Easter break are making driving hazardous in Auckland and Northland and it advises people extreme care is needed on the regions’ state highways and roads... More>>

ALSO:

Houses (& Tobacco) Lead Inflation: CPI Up 0.3% In March Quarter

The consumers price index (CPI) rose 0.3 percent in the March 2014 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today. Higher tobacco and housing prices were partly countered by seasonally cheaper international air fares, vegetables, and package holidays. More>>

ALSO:

Notoriously Reliable Predictions: Budget To Show Rise In Full-Time Income To 2018: English

This year’s Budget will forecast wage increases through to 2018 amounting to a $10,500 a year increase in average full time earnings over six years to $62,200 a year, says Finance Minister Bill English in a speech urging voters not to “put all of this at risk” by changing the government. More>>

ALSO:

Prices Up, Volume Down: March NZ House Sales Drop 10% As Loan Curbs Bite

New Zealand house sales dropped 10 percent in March from a year earlier as the Reserve Bank’s restrictions on low-equity mortgages continue to weigh on sales of cheaper property. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Chorus To Appeal Copper Pricing Judgment

Chorus will appeal a High Court ruling upholding the Commerce Commission’s determination setting the regulated prices on the telecommunications network operator’s copper lines. More>>

ALSO:

Earlier:

Cars: Precautionary Recalls Announced For Toyota Vehicles

Toyota advises that a number of its New Zealand vehicles are affected by a series of precautionary global recalls. Toyota New Zealand General Manager Customer Services Spencer Morris stressed that the recalls are precautionary. More>>

ALSO:

'Gardening Club': Air Freight Cartel Nets Almost $12 Million In Penalties

The High Court in Auckland has today ordered Swiss company Kuehne + Nagel International AG to pay a penalty of $3.1 million plus costs for breaches of the Commerce Act. Kuehne + Nagel’s penalty brings the total penalties ordered in this case to $11.95 million ... More>>

ALSO:

Crown Accounts: Revenue Below Projections

Core Crown tax revenue has increased by $1.9 billion (or 5.0%) compared to the same time last year. However this was $1.1 billion less than expected and is reflected across most tax types, continuing the pattern of recent months. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Computer Power Plus
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news