All for a good cause
What do we mean by ‘a good cause’? Well, if you say that something is for a good cause, you mean that it is worth doing or giving to because it will help other people, for example by raising money for charity.
There is a long history around the world of businesses donating money, goods or time to charitable causes. Amazon, Microsoft, and Google are just a few companies that donate millions of dollars to nonprofit organizations. But should size by a consideration? Shouldn’t everyone be doing what they can to help within their communities and the greater area.
GreenWeb Ltd is lucky enough to be a successful company and we want to help other people and organisations to succeed as well. Though we will never reach the dizzying heights of the likes of Google or other huge international businesses it doesn’t mean that we can’t make a continued ongoing difference in our community.
Over the years GreenWeb has provided time and support to animal welfare groups, charities, sports clubs and childrens groups. We are proud of the websites we have produced and continue to maintain for these groups.
We started almost 10 years ago by building the Bay of Islands Vintage Railway Trust’s website for them for free. The Bay of Islands Vintage Railway is truly unique as it is the only working railway in New Zealand where the trains travel down a State Highway and right through the middle of a busy town. It attracts thousands of visitors each year and is a tremendous asset to Kawakawa. It is to this day run entirely be volunteers and must face huge costs involved in maintaining the track and maintaining and operating the engines. Over the years the website has been redesigned several times and we’re proud of the fact that it helps to promote both the railway and the town.
Another of my personal favorites is the Kerikeri based Toddlers Music group, “St James Mums & Bubs. The group is a fun music group for parents and care givers to enjoy together with their pre-school aged children. The music and movement activities help young children become more aware of their bodies and learn fine motor skills and coordination as well as helping your child’s social interaction and language development. I personally found the group great fun, it helped me to meet other mothers and little boy simply adored it!
I kept coming back to St James’ Mums & Bubs over the years with my other children as they came along and was always impressed by the dedication of the volunteers that ran the group. For me it was a natural step to look for a way to help them raise awareness and in doing so raise funds for the group. We helped them complie and publish a recipe book and we launched a website www.stjamesmumsandbubs.org.nz for them back in 2014 which we continue to maintain it for them free of charge to this day.
More recently we approached another group who’s worked impressed us, Bay of Islands Animal Rescue. Founded in September 2017 Bay of Islands Animal Rescue is run by a small group of truly amazing volunteers whose combined skills, contacts, resources, ideas and capabilities has opened up exciting doors and huge opportunities for rescue animals. We wanted to help them raise their public profile and give them a platform from which to advertise the animals they are caring for who are in need of new homes.
We worked with them to identify the message and the resources they wanted to provide to the public and then designed a website for them to fulfill those needs. www.bayofislandsanimalrescue.org.nz was launched on the 6th February 2018. Since going live the site has received almost two thousand visits, has lead to the re-homing of more than a dozen animals and has helped to raise over $10,000 in donations. We are delighted to be able to help promote the group and look forward to working with the amazing guys at Bay of Islands Animal Rescue long into the future.
We believe that being a philanthropic business is very important. From GreenWeb’s viewpoint it not only helps us to make a positive long-term contribution to our local community but it also makes good business sense too.
If you have a project you would like to discuss with us please drop us a line.