Partner Projects

Partner Projects

Our business partners provide a generous helping hand in bettering the lives of boys without dads around. Each partner understands the commitment Big Buddies are making to boys' lives and are thrilled to join the Big Buddy village in making this positive difference.

Outstanding support for boys

GJ Gardner Homes is our Principal Partner, and they've gone to great lengths to support the Big Buddy cause.

This condensed version of a TV commercial they created in 2017, while the Big Buddy Big Auction built up, is just one example of outstanding business philanthropy. Major partner ITM was also a bedrock of support, encouraging their own contractors and tradesmen to give back to our community too.

Take a moment to watch Simon Barnett and a selection of our Big and Little Buddies having fun on the set at Maraetai in Auckland.

Our projects

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Building happiness for boys

GJ Gardner Homes' involvement with Big Buddy is both practical and symbolic. Every house they build to raise money for Big Buddy creates a better outlook for boys without dads around. Being aligned with New Zealand's most trusted home builder also makes for a solid platform on which to make a big difference!

An appetite for social good

Through their Charity Long Lunches, Joylab has spread the mentoring word and extended Big Buddy's reach. The enticing medium of drinking fine wine or a cool craft beer with stunningly good food has been a social and philanthropic hit at their venues.

What's the next step?

Business partnership may not be for you. But you alone can still make a positive impact on the lives of boys without a father around. Consider being a Big Buddy. Consider making a donation. Either way, you'll be making a big difference. 

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