Our teams have nominated charities to "give back to" during the 2021 festive season!
Downer Delights is our 2021 community-based initiative on the concept of an advent calendar. It was an opportunity for Downer and our team to give back to the communities where we operate our business and personal lives.
From 1 to 24 December 2021, we surprised and delighted at least one cause every day to make somebody's life just a little bit brighter. Our people were encouraged to nominate a person, a group or a cause that might be in need. We received 64 entries and 29 of them were picked covering many New Zealand geographical areas. You can check the initiatives in the calendar below.
"Thank you very much for your donation! The team at the Te Aranui Youth Trust and myself were absolutely thrilled and humbled. We appreciate Downer's generosity and passion for helping organisations in their community, Eden"
"I just wanted to say thank you so much for the kind donation from Downer. This will mean a lot to the vulnerable youth that we work with and their whānau, Tanya"
"Support from Downer NZ is greatly appreciated and will help us to provide 18 independent regional societies and 1000's of people impacted by multiple sclerosis (MS) across New Zealand, with advocacy, guiance, information and education so people with MS can independtenly live their lifes, Emily"