The Warehouse helps Kiwi families connect

The Warehouse is helping get all Kiwi families connectedWe are delighted that for the next six months The Warehouse stores across New Zealand are supporting Computers in Homes.

The 2020 Trust’s Computers in Homes has been selected for The Warehouse’s Customer Choice programme by thirteen stores. At every Warehouse, shoppers are given a disc to vote for one of three neighborhood community organisations the store is supporting. At the end of the six months funds raised are given to each of these community organisations according to their percentage of total votes.

The funds raised are to be spent in each store’s area, and this funding will allow us to include extra local families in Computers in Homes, adding to the Ministry of Education funding for 1,500 families nationwide.  There’s a strong need – in each area there’s between 400 and 3,000 families with school aged children and no home internet. As well as being used for homework, internet and the skills learnt in Computers in Homes training helps families in many ways. These include stronger family and home-school relationships, better employment prospects, further education and accessing health information. Our programme graduates have gone on to get jobs, become qualified nurses, write books and take degrees – all of which seemed out of reach before.

Warehouse Stores supporting Computers in Homes are:

  • Kaitaia
  • Botany Downs, Botany-Howick
  • Auckland Airport
  • Manukau
  • Pukekohe
  • Whanganui
  • Palmerston North
  • Paraparaumu
  • Petone
  • Lower Hutt
  • Blenheim
  • Motueka
  • Nelson

Please shop at these stores, vote for Computers in Homes and help more local families get connected!

Read more about the 2020 Trust’s digital literacy programmes

Read more about Computers in Homes