Partnering with us
Partnering with socially conscious businesses gets Big Buddy closer to its goals of finding a Big Buddy for every boy that needs one. For partners, it means doing good in the community, and among staff. It's good for us; it's good for business.
Making a difference is good business
Big Buddy has had the pleasure of working with a range of philanthropically-minded businesses over the years – too many to mention here. But in 2015, we began some significant partnerships with business sponsors and we’ve seen some amazing outcomes as a result of these relationships.
GJ Gardner Homes and previous partner ITM worked together on the Big Buddy Big Auction project; the proceeds from two homes meant we opened a third office in the Waikato in 2016. Joylab (then Barworks) and DB also teamed up to give us a series of fundraising corporate-focused Long Lunches.
Partnering with business is an enriching and rewarding process for both parties. If your business or organisation could join us in bettering the lives of boys who need a Big Buddy, please email our Partnership Manager, Lettie Bright.
An outstanding example of business giving!
GJ Gardner Homes is New Zealand's most popular home builder and one we are very privileged to be associated with. In 2016 Big Buddy became one of GJ Gardner's charities of choice, along with Ronald McDonald House, Westpac Rescue Helicopter and other worthy causes they support.
In 2016, Master Franchise owners, Grant and Ellie Porteous, set the wheels in motion for two homes to be charitably built and auctioned for Big Buddy. In 2017, the houses that were built by Hamilton and Papakura Franchisees, Jeff de Leeuw and Mike O'Meeghan, were ready for auction. They raised over $300,000.
Then in 2019, Mr O'Meeghan put his Papakura team to work again, on a house in South Auckland's Waiata Shores. The 2020 sale of this home raised over $100,000.
These projects, all involving a great deal of supplier good intention and charity, have enabled Big Buddy's growth into the Waikato and it's reach into South Auckland.
Pictured centre with the cheque are, from left: BB Partnership Manager Lettie Bright, BB CEO Paul Burns, BB Trust Chair Travis Field, GJ Papakura Franchisee Mike O'Meeghan, GJ's Monique O'Meeghan