Partner Projects

Partner Projects

Our partners are a great support to the business of bettering boys' lives through mentoring. This includes the work that goes into preparing for and putting on major fundraisers, as well as the consistent guidance, publicity, and numerous other encouragements we receive from them behind the scenes.

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 home-life for fatherless boys. Time and again, mums say that with a mentor, their boys are quite simply, happier.

Trade giant with a heart

As well as huge trade support for the Big Buddy Big Auction, building giant ITM have also made boys' dreams come true by offering tickets to the Motorsport they sponsor. They've even lent Big Buddy a little time with the star of the ITM Fishing Show.

An appetite for social good

Through their Charity Long Lunches, Barworks 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 many fatherless boys. Consider being a mentor. Consider making a donation. Either way, you'll be making a big difference.