November at Jensen Steel is All About Giving Back

November 1, 2022

November is a month you might see people, or you might participate yourself, in things like Movember and other great causes.  Well, November is a really special month for us too at Jensen Steel. It's a time where we give back.  We like to support local causes where we can, and it’s been something we’ve done since we started the business.

Each year in November, we have an internal campaign where we raise funds for local foundations, with a particular focus on those that help young people. We donate an amount of money for every hour worked, across ALL our staff, to these local causes.  Last year we raised over $11,000!

The three local causes this year are:

Live for More, Bay of Plenty Youth Development Trust (TGA Boxing Academy) and ŌtanewainukuKiwi Trust.  Each of these causes has a clear focus.

    A charity that's all about empowering young people to live happy and healthy lives, with a focus on helping young men work through issues they face in their lives. Live for More’s vision is for confident and hopeful rangatahi free from their pasts and empowered to live fulfilling lives. The organisation supports the most vulnerable young men between 17 and 25 years who are caught up in lifestyles of crime and drug/alcohol abuse and provides clinical support and individual goal setting, with the opportunity to participate in their Tai Watea surf therapy programme.​
    Focused on improving lives and opportunities through boxing.   The vision of the Bay of Plenty Youth Development Trust (BOPYDT) is to see vibrant, independent and responsible youth, contributing to their communities’ with a mission to ‘inspire youth to believe in themselves and achieve dreams they never thought possible’.  ​The BOPYDT have a number of programmes including one via Tauranga Boxing Academy where the academy works with ‘at risk’ youth in the wider Tauranga region to use the skills of boxing fitness to help build character around the Trust’s five corevalues: Manaakitanga (kindness), Takohanga (responsibility), Whakaute (respect), Whakapono (trust) and Manawaroa (resilience).
    A community-based conservation trust has a vision to protect and restore the indigenous eco system and biodiversity of Ōtanewainuku.​ The trust works to protect kiwi and other animals and plants of the forest by undertaking integrated pest management control. Ōtanewainuku Kiwi Trust have reintroduced kōkako to the Ōtanewainuku Forest and they also advocate for the conservation of kiwi and the Ōtanewainuku Forest, by engaging with schools and the wider community.

It's great for our people to know, that their hard work in November is not only benefiting our clients with the construction projects we're engaged in, but also a number of local causes and making a real difference to someone's life, or to the environment respectively.

We look forward to seeing what we can achieve this year!

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