Always going the extra mile
Brian Barrett, the owner of Osborne’s, says that it is important to look after and support the smaller clubs, charities and non-profit organisations because of the fundamental roles they play in our communities. “These groups go on to help so many others, and if we don’t support them, they won’t survive. We have such a fantastic community and we need to nurture it.”
Osborne Realty gives back a percentage of its profits every year in sponsorship and donations, with this year sitting at just over $15,500 invested back into the community. The Franklin Parents Centre were fortunate to be one of the recipients of the Osborne Realty Community Funding scheme. The money was put to very good use through their annual clothing drive.
Osborne Realty’s support did not stop at monetary sponsorship. They acted as a local drop off point for the donated items, which made it easier for local people to donate and gave the Parents Centre a huge boost in the number of items donated. Another group that benefited from their generosity was The Hamilton Estate community garden, which has been a staple part of the Waiuku area for the last seven years, providing food for the neighbourhood. The Garden is currently bursting at the seams with fresh produce after being given a helping hand by Osborne Realty. Since you’re here… we have a small favour to ask. More and more people want the Post than ever but advertising revenues across the media are falling fast. And unlike many news organisations, we haven’t put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as open as we can. So you can see why we need to ask for your help. The Post’s independent, investigative journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. With investigative reporting, we often don't know at the beginning how a story will unfold and how long it might take to uncover. This can mean it is costly – particularly as we often face legal threats that attempt to stop our reporting. But we remain committed to raising important questions and exposing wrongdoing. And we do it because we believe our perspective matters – because it might well be your perspective, too. If everyone who reads our reporting, who likes it, helps to support it, our future would be much more secure. For as little as NZ$5, you can support the Post – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Support The Post