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12 beds provided for Northland children through Comfortech partnership

Jan 26, 2023

There are still too many Kiwi children living without the basic items that transform a house into their home.  

Twelve race car-themed beds will be donated to Northland families entering social housing in the coming months, thanks to the partnership between Habitat for Humanity New Zealand and  Comfortech®. At their recent staff gathering,  Comfortech® assembled the themed children’s beds to bring their purpose to life. 

Comfortech Building Performance Solutions®™ is a business that engineers’ solutions for comfort, climate and protection. Their goals are focused on sustainability and energy efficiency, ensuring that they are future focused and striving towards their purpose of creating New Zealand’s most comfortable living and working spaces. Habitat for Humanity New Zealand has been working with Comfortech® for the past 18 months, supporting our vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live. 

 

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Comfortech® staff began to assemble 12 beds that will one day belong to Northland families in housing need.

 

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Two out of the 12 racecar beds, complete with mattresses and bedding.

 

The families selected to receive these beds come from a variety of backgrounds, including emergency housing, but all experience critical housing need and will likely struggle to furnish their new rental property on their own. For some, these beds provided by Comfortech® will prevent children from sleeping on the floor.  

Since July 2021, Habitat for Humanity has housed 117 families in social rental properties across Aotearoa.  

When addressing the Comfortech® event, Alan Thorp, Habitat for Humanity Group CEO, encapsulated the purpose of this exercise and Habitat’s approach to partnership with a whakatauākī .  

“Nā tō rourou, nā taku rourou ka ora ai te iwi – With your food basket and my food basket the people will thrive,” shared Alan.  

Anthony Stone, Comfortech® General Manager, also shared the importance of partnership and community.  

“The partnership between Habitat for Humanity New Zealand and Comfortech® is incredibly important to us, as it aligns directly with our purpose of creating New Zealand’s most comfortable living and working spaces. Our goal is for all Kiwis to be living in warmer, drier, healthier homes, so when it came to our staff function, it was clear that we should bring our purpose to life. 

It’s moments like this that make all the work that we do have purpose and it is with great pleasure that we are able to help our community.”  

 

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Each group left a personal note addressed to the family and child who will receive the bed they built. ‘We wish you many happy nights in your new bed. Dream big dreams. Reach for your goals,’ the note pictured reads.

 

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Alan Thorp, Habitat for Humanity Group CEO, speaks about Habitat’s mission at the event and highlights how we can be ‘better together’ through this partnership.