Comfortech® is proud to partner with Habitat for Humanity New Zealand, with a focus on a world where everyone has a decent place to live. At Comfortech®, we are focused on creating New Zealand’s most comfortable living and working spaces while we also acknowledge that inadequate existing homes can be left behind; that is where the support of Habitat’s work comes in to help address the housing need across Aotearoa.
To show our support for Habitat and the work that they do, over the past two years we have had two significant partnership events to offer a hands-on impact in the communities we serve. In December 2022, our Comfortech® team gathered to bring our vision of “better together” to life. Team members split into groups and assembled 12 race-car themed children’s beds, complete with mattresses, bedding, and a personal note for each family. The beds were then donated to families who moved into Habitat Northern’s Whangārei social rental development in March 2023.
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 have needed support to furnish their new rental property. For some, these beds provided by Comfortech® will have prevented children from sleeping on the floor. Click here to watch a video of this impact.
“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,” says Anthony Stone, Comfortech® General Manager.
Some of the Comfortech® team also volunteered for a day in May 2023 to wash, sand, and paint the interior walls of an Ōtara home that had been in the family for three generations. Alongside Habitat Northern’s Home Repair team, Comfortech’s work was one of the final steps to restore the home to a dry, warm, and healthy place to live.
“It’s been awesome to see the Comfortech® team working inside the house and to see the transformation of the house within a few hours. You can build a house, but you can’t build a home without people in it and today is about helping people to thrive in their homes,” says Alan Thorp, Habitat for Humanity New Zealand Group CEO.