Online e-commerce platform TradeMe has collaborated with charitable trust KidsCan to reopen the Kindness Store to support Kiwi kids in need this winter.
Launched last year, Kindness Store finds a range of items that charities need the most and makes these items available for purchase. All of the money raised by the Kindness Store then goes to charities without charging any fees or taking a commission.
This year, Kindness Store will feature products that KidsCan needs, including raincoats, shoes, slow cookers, and warm food.
“Just like in previous iterations, we’ll be topping up what our members raise. This time we’ll be giving $20,000 to KidsCan,” said Sarah O’Leary, spokesperson for TradeMe.
Previous iterations of TradeMe’s Kindness Store have provided over $150,000 worth of items for charities, including Women’s Refuge, St John’s, Foster Hope, and Age Concern.
“We rely on public funding and we simply couldn’t do what we do without the support of community-minded Kiwi companies like TradeMe,” said Julie Chapman, CEO at KidsCan.