GJ Gardner

GJ Gardner Homes

As our Principal Partner, GJ Gardner Homes (New Zealand) has had a far reaching and positive effect on the business of better fatherless boys' lives. While the Big Buddy Big Auction provided a tangible, solid example of their generosity, behind the scenes they have influenced many more businesses and suppliers to do the same.

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Building better lives for boys

In 2015 an idea was coined with GJ Gardner Homes, to build selected houses and give the profits to Big Buddy. In August 2017, homes in South Auckland and Hamilton went under the hammer, collectively generating over $300,000 for Big Buddy.

This give-back project took the form of a partnership with building supply giant ITM, supported also by numerous suppliers whose time was donated to better the lives of fatherless boys. This generosity can be seen in the boards below.

Branded as the Big Buddy Big Auction, the project paid for the opening of the Hamilton office. It also assisted our Auckland office to expand into South Auckland as far as Franklin. This has made a big difference to boys and their families in those areas. We now have 15 Big and Little Buddy matches operating in the Waikato, from a large and ongoing pool of kind-hearted enquirers. In South Auckland we're closer to twenty matches.

GJ Gardner also ran a series of ads with media personality Simon Barnett and a happy collection of Big and Little Buddies. Have a look at the full length advert - another example of the immense human kindness shown to our cause by New Zealand's most popular home builder!

To understand more about our philosophy of partnering with business to better boys' lives visit our Partners page here. 

01092017 News Photo: Mark Taylor /STUFF NZ.Brian King - GM Harcourts HamiltonProfits from the auctions of two new houses will help out fatherless boys.After 12 months in the works ,two GJ Gardner houses in Hamilton and Pukekohe will go to the highest bidders with the proceeds donated to Big Buddy, an organisation that matches young boys with role models.