PBT steps up to help Alsco Ambassadors
A shared commitment to ongoing community support has developed into a important enhancement of the Alsco Ambassador program. Since late 2018 PBT has picked up donated goods from Alsco’s Kingsland operation and delivered the boxes for free to worthy causes throughout New Zealand.
Alsco really appreciates and acknowledges this help. The dedication and enthusiasm of the PBT team has really helped build on the phenomenal success of our Alsco Ambassadors distributing worthwhile goods to needy kiwis. In the last 18 months PBT has delivered around 300 cartons of bedding, towels and special First Aid Kits to charitable organisations from Kaikohe to Christchurch – all at no charge.
Pat Munro loves the simplicity – when her team has an order ready for shipment, she simply calls Umesh Hari at PBT and he arranges it all. In her words ‘It’s great, all the PBT team are lovely, and we don’t have to worry about a thing’.
One of the organisations our Ambassador program works closely with is the Healthy Homes initiative. Working with local DHB’s, the aim is to support low income families to live in warm, dry, safe and healthy homes. With various interventions from a range of organisations, the Healthy Homes program has many successes, including decreasing the amount of child hospitalisations due to housing related indicator conditions like rheumatic fever.
- Robyn, Carol, Rachel, Katrina from Healthy Homes Rotorua
Alsco recently visited PBT to say thanks. Mark Roberts (Alsco GGM) and Dave Lovegrove (PBT CEO) share their thoughts here...
Alsco has a number of longstanding partnerships in our sponsorship and charity portfolios. We are very grateful for this supportive arrangement with PBT and look forward to continuing to work together to help more kiwi organisations like Healthy Homes, Shine, Family Works and All Heart NZ.
We are very proud of Pat and her team of helpers, in 2019 they managed to give away nearly 7400 sheets (including 430 cot sheets made from cut down queen sheets), 6000 pillowcases, more than 1000 first aid kits, plus numerous boxes of miscellaneous supplies. This is all used product from our business that in previous times would have ended up in landfill, so it’s a real positive story all round.