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

 

A new social enterprise sets sights on Christmas

A new social enterprise sets sights on Christmas

A new social enterprise that seeks to do social and environmental good through transforming giving has this Christmas in its sights.

The Good Registry is planning a mid-November launch to offer people an additional way to give this Christmas. Some of New Zealand’s highest profile and most loved charities have come on board for people to choose to redirect present-spend to.

Registry Chief of Good (Chief Executive) Christine Langdon said the enterprise would simplify giving, help good causes and reduce waste.

“We’re a movement to make every gift count. We’ll make it easy and enjoyable for people who would otherwise receive presents for an event - like a Christmas, wedding or baby shower - to ask their friends and family to instead donate to their favourite charity.”

Ms Langdon said the registry had invited a limited number of national registered charities to be part of the launch, meanwhile a current PledgeMe campaign enables people to invite a small number of local charities to be involved from day one.

Ms Langdon said the first charities included: Stand; KidsCan; Oxfam; Lifeline; Womens Refuge; Samaritans; Bellyful; Project Crimson; InsideOUT; Sir Peter Blake Trust; the Neonatal Trust; Skylight; Big Buddy. The registry will be opened up to any registered charity in New Zealand in 2108.

Ms Langdon said The Good Registry is all about celebration.

“We don’t discourage giving gifts where they are wanted and appreciated. We also know that some people don’t feel that they need gifts for themselves and would like new ways to give to others, so paying forward the giving would give them more joy. The Good Registry caters for those people.

“Many of us love choosing and giving presents and we’ve all had presents we love. But sometimes we also give things that aren’t right, and receive gifts we don’t want or need. This is despite the fact we see the unmet need in our communities and face environmental challenges, and that we’d like to do more to help.”

The Good Registry provides a new solution. A PledgeMe (pledgeme.co.nz/projects/5403) campaign has a week to run (until 6 November) to raise funds to support the development of the platform, which will go live next month.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 




Barfoot & Thompson: Auckland Rental Prices Inch Up Again, But Upward Trend Could Ease In Coming Months

Data from nearly 16,000 rental properties managed by real estate agency Barfoot & Thompson shows Auckland’s average weekly rent rose by $6.12 (or 1 percent) during the second quarter... More>>

ComCom: Draft Report Says Regulatory System Favours Established Building Products
The Commerce Commission’s draft report into competition in the residential building supplies industry has identified two main factors negatively impacting competition... More>>

Statistics: Annual Wage Inflation Rises To 3.4 Percent
Wage inflation, measured by the labour cost index (LCI), was 3.4 percent in the year ended June 2022, while average ordinary time hourly earnings rose 6.4 percent, Stats NZ said today... More>>

ALSO:



Heartland: Retirees Facing Pressure From Higher Cost Of Living And Increasing Debt In Retirement

Heartland has seen a significant increase in Reverse Mortgages being used to repay debt. Among the most affected by the increasing living costs are retirees, many of whom are trying to get by on NZ Super alone... More>>


APEC: Region’s Growth To Slow Amid Uncertainties And Crises
Economic growth in the APEC region is expected to slow this year amid soaring inflation, a protracted war in Ukraine and heightened uncertainties, on top of the continuing impact of the pandemic and virus mutations that are draining resources, according to a new report by the APEC Policy Support Unit... More>>


Financial Markets Authority: Survey Sheds Light On New Zealanders’ Experiences With Financial Sector
Most New Zealanders are confident in their ability to make financial decisions, but only one-fifth say they are in a secure financial position... More>>