UPDATE: Thanks to everyone who supported Stan’s fundraising efforts, over $3,700 has been donated to the Graeme Dingle Foundation. And massive kudos to Stan for going above and beyond – literally! Read about his experience here.
If the opportunity to push your boss off the Auckland Sky Tower while also empowering our tamariki and rangitahi with skills to thrive sounds appealing to you, look no further than the Graeme Dingle Foundation’s annual Drop Your Boss fundraiser, back again for 2022!
You may be thinking, ‘Pushing my boss off the Sky Tower has crossed my mind once or twice, but how on earth will this help young Kiwis?’
Here at Mitre 10, we’ve been a proud partner of the Graeme Dingle Foundation Excellence Awards for a number of years. The Foundation is all about supporting young Kiwi from the ages of 5-25 to build resilience, mental fitness and life skills.
For every dollar invested in the Foundation, $7.80 is returned to the New Zealand economy through a reduction in the costs of crime, young people more likely to find better-paying employment, and a lower level of young people dependent on benefits. So for every dollar you donate, your impact will be 7.8x that!
This year, we’ve extended our support to become the new national partner for community projects undertaken by the foundation’s rangatahi.
Getting out into the local community and helping Kiwi of all ages learn DIY skills is our DIY-man Stan Scott’s absolute passion, so much so that he’ll do whatever it takes to support. That’s why to celebrate and raise some extra funds for the very good cause, we’re throwing him off the Sky Tower on Thursday 15 September 2022.
Being locked down last year meant the annual initiative couldn’t go ahead for 2021 – a huge reason that makes this year’s Drop Your Boss all the more special!
If you’d like to show your support or find out more, please head to Stan’s Givealittle page located here.