Together with the Harcourts Foundation, Holmwood is getting behind Gumboot Friday!
What is Gumboot Friday?
Gumboot Friday is a nationwide initiative which provides FREE kids counselling when it is really needed. Since April 2019 Gumboot Friday has raised over 3 million dollars for free kids counselling. From this they have paid for over 21,000 sessions for just under 10,000 kids. The average cost per session is $138.00. They anticipate that with the money they have and what will be raised over the next 12 months, Gumboot Friday will pay for a further 20,000 free sessions before the end of 2023.
Mike King, who is the founder of ‘I am Hope,’ the organisation behind the Gumboot Friday initiative, shed light on the mental health crisis in New Zealand and about the positive impact the donation from Harcourts Foundation will make to the children who access the free counselling service. He said, ‘Gumboot Friday pays directly for the counselling services which helps get these kids struggling with depression and feeling like they are walking in mud, to build a better, brighter future.’
This is something that Emma Revell, Harcourts Foundation Ambassador understands the importance of. She said, ‘It is vital that we get behind initiatives like Gumboot Friday which will help these young people receive the counselling services that are so desperately needed.’
How is Holmwood supporting Gumboot Friday?
We are supporting this incredible cause in two ways:
- For every auction held between 18th October and November 4th, Holmwood will donate a portion to Gumboot Friday – how good is that!
- We are ditching the frocks, shirts, and ties just for a day as we would LOVE to see our whole Holmwood team supporting this cause; we’ll do this by purchasing a Gumboot Friday top and they will wear it on Friday 4 November.
You can join us too, just get your orders in asap to ensure they are here on time. ALL proceeds go directly back to ‘I am Hope’ https://i-am-hope-nz.myshopify.com/collections/all
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