Kennards for Kids is back in 2017. Starting on 1 March and running through to the end of April, for every hire purchase made online or in-branch, Kennards Hire will donate $2 to children's charities across Australia and New Zealand.
In previous years, this annual campaign has helped children's charities to help those that need it most. Past campaigns have purchased Variety Sunshine Coaches, helped install age-appropriate child car restraints for at-risk families in the Northern Territory, and contributed to the construction of the Nundah Cottages in Queensland, where young people can get specialist mental health care.
"The Kennards Hire team is more than just a group of specialists in equipment hire. We have a strong and generous community spirit and believe that we are in a position to help those that need it the most," said CEO of Kennards Hire, Angus Kennard.
"Kennards for Kids first took place back in 1998 to raise awareness and funds for those organisations and volunteers that are out there day in and day out helping sick and disadvantaged children and their families. All of us that work at Kennards Hire are proud to get behind the campaign. Every hire will definitely have a higher purpose during March and April and with the help of our customers, we aim to crack our record annual donation of over $367,000," said Angus.
Which charities are Kennards Hire supporting this year?
Across Australia and in New Zealand, Kennards Hire will donate money to a variety of different children's charities, depending on what branch customers hire equipment from:
- South Australia and Victoria - Variety – the Children's Charity
- Western Australia - The Constable Care Child Safety Foundation
- Australian Capital Territory - HeartKids
- New South Wales - Redkite
- Queensland - Children's Hospital Foundation
- Northern Territory - Kidsafe NT
- New Zealand - KidsCan
Whether you're a DIY enthusiast or a business owner, there's no hire too small to contribute.
Anybody can help to make a difference with the Kennards for Kids campaign in 2017 - all you have to do is visit a branch, or go online and hire equipment. Whether you're a DIY enthusiast or a business owner who needs some specialised gear for a particular job, there's no hire too small to contribute.
How has the campaign fared in the past?
"In 2016, Kennards for Kids recorded its most successful year to date. Thanks to our customers, we raised over $367,000 for children's charities across Australia and New Zealand. This will be the 18th consecutive year that Kennards for Kids has helped to raise money for children's charities, and we're excited to be helping out the community again. It's part of how we do business. More than just helping people to complete their DIY or professional work, we want to be part of our community. It's not just about the business for us, it's about giving back in every way we can," Angus explains.
For more information about the Kennards for Kids campaign, head into your local Kennards Hire branch or check out our website to see what equipment you can hire for a higher purpose during March and April to help support children's charities.