Throughout October and November, Kennards Hire has been raising money for KidsCan, a charity supporting disadvantage kids in New Zealand, as a part of the Kennards for Kids initiative.
Kennards has donated $2 to KidsCan for every piece of equipment hired. The initiative has been rolling out in Australia through September and October with great success, and the company is excited to be taking the donations to New Zealand.
Kennards and KidsCan are thrilled with the results, having raised funds at an unprecedented rate so far.
“October was a fantastic month for the campaign,” Kennards Hire marketing head Matt Hankin says.
“Being the first year that Kennards for Kids has run in New Zealand, we were unsure exactly how it would be received. At the halfway mark, we were 15% up on where we thought we would be, so things are looking very promising!”
With 10 stores throughout New Zealand, including a new location in Wellington, Kennards is urging anyone who has been putting off that home renovation project, backyard facelift, or property revamp to get stuck into the job during November.
Customers’ contributions will make life a little bit easier for disadvantaged kids leading into the festive season, and leave their houses looking spick and span in time for the summer holidays.
KidsCan fundraising and marketing general manager Jan Clark couldn’t be happier with the way that the initiative is unfolding.
“It’s great to see business booming at Kennards, because we know exactly what it means for kids who are less fortunate than others,” Ms Clark says.
“The contribution so far has exceeded expectations, and we are so grateful to the public for getting behind this worthwhile initiative.”
To show your support for Kennards for Kids and KidsCan, visit your local Kennards Hire outlet and make a start on that project you have been putting off all year. There is only a couple of weeks to go, and every hire helps.
For more information on Kennards for Kids, or a full list of tools and equipment available for hire, or to find your nearest outlet, visit www.kennardshire.co.nz.
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Kennards Hire outlets are focusing on servicing single contractors, small business owners, tradespeople and home renovators, along with commercial, industrial and infrastructure construction operators.