New World is getting behind a student-led initiative to help communities in need. The Student Volunteer Army was launched at Somerville Intermediate by Auckland Mayor Phil Goff.
This new program involves over 32,000 school pupils who are volunteering their own time to make a difference in communities around the country. Acts of charity range from cleaning up New Zealand’s beaches to compiling care packages for refugee families and hosting discos for the region’s elderly citizens.
New World is backing this exciting new project by donating $50,000 worth of gift vouchers, so participating students can be properly fueled as they undergo their projects. Brendan Jones, the owner of New World Howick, attended the launch of the initiative today and expressed his interest and admiration for the project. “I love how kids are leading the charge and giving up their own time to do something special – we are so proud to be part of this,” said Jones.
With one of New Zealand’s largest supermarket chains investing in this ambitious new enterprise, communities eagerly await the generous young student’s ideas for improving their communities.