Media Release: Enabling our communities to thrive

27 Nov 2019

As part of WEL Networks’ head office furniture upgrade, all surplus furniture is being donated to Waikato charitable trusts and organisations to support the work they do in enabling our communities to thrive.

K’aute Pasifika Trust are “overwhelmed” with generosity after receiving a large donation of office furniture.

WEL donated 25 desks, 6 large cabinets, 20 chairs, 20 dividers/partitions, a large filing cabinet, a projector and two screens to the charitable trust.

Based in Hamilton, K’aute Pasifika Trust provide health, education and social services to Pacific communities and all other ethnicities who wish to access their services.

“We were overwhelmed with the generosity of the team at WEL Networks. Your donation of furniture is really appreciated. Our staff are using the desks and furniture which is giving them essential equipment they need to do their job,” K’aute Pasifika Chief Executive Rachel Karalus says.

WEL Networks Sustainability and Business Improvement Manager Nick Childs says all furniture that’s passed on is in excellent condition and the gifting aligns with WEL’s values from both philanthropic and sustainability viewpoints.

“As we upgrade our office space it is heartening to be able to pass our surplus furniture on to local community groups and lower decile schools knowing that it is going to be valued in its new home. All recipients are incredibly grateful for the donations as it allows them to get on with their core purpose rather than diverting valuable funds into furniture purchases.”

Further office furniture donations will be received by the Refugee Orientation Centre Trust and Waahi Whanui Trust.


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