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Kiwis donate their used gear for a good cause

Kiwis donate their used gear for a good cause

Radio and TV presenters are among a number of New Zealanders who are turning their old gear into much needed funds for Red Cross with Kathmandu’s #tradefornew campaign.

Radio stars Mike Puru and Jono Pryor will join “Wildboy” adventurer Brando Yelavich and TV host Shannon Ryan in donating a sentimental travel item for the cause.

“This item of clothing has served me well on my travels around the world. I hope the sentimental value and stories this holds can be reflected in dollars well spent at Red Cross,” Ryan said.

“Knowing that my donation will help Red Cross to continue their vital work and reduce the amount of used clothing in landfill, makes giving up my sweater very easy.”

The Trade For New initiative will see Kathmandu stores across the country collect thousands of items of pre-loved adventure clothing to be donated to Red Cross this month to support the charity’s ongoing humanitarian aide efforts.

“At Kathmandu we are dedicated to encouraging all Kiwis to tread lightly, and tread with purpose, in everything they do,” says Kathmandu Community Coordinator Lindsay Tallott.

“Trade For New brings both goals together, and allows us to really champion the great work done by Red Cross, both here in New Zealand and overseas.”

Donations are being collected at all Kathmandu stores throughout Spring. Kiwis can simply place their gear in the marked bins to receive a 10% voucher off their next Kathmandu purchase (until November 1 2015).

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About Kathmandu and Red Cross
Kathmandu is a proud Community Partner of the New Zealand Red Cross and National Loyalty Partner of the Australian Red Cross.

Kathmandu supports Red Cross in both countries by providing financial assistance and to assist with their disaster-relief work and ongoing humanitarian work.

Since these partnerships were formed in 2011, Kathmandu’s products and donations have assisted Red Cross in their efforts to respond to the 2011 Christchurch Earthquake, 2011 Queensland floods, 2012 Tasmanian bushfires, 2014 New South Wales bushfires,2014’s Tropical Cyclone Ian in Tonga and the 2015 Nepal Earthquake.


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