Sharing the Love: it’s just Commonsense

27 November 2017

Commonsense is founded on values of organics, environment and community. We're proud that every year, at least 10% of our profit goes to supporting initiatives that share our values. We're the primary sponsor of Porirua School Gardens, and our Store Managers also support one-off and regular initiatives at their discretion. Read on to find out more about the causes we have supported in 2017! 

 

Corina School Garden

Porirua School Gardens

We're proud to have supported Porirua School Gardens for the last five years.  This scheme employs a coordinator - Alicia Rich - to work with teachers and kids to start and maintain the organic gardens in low decile schools. Alicia also works with volunteers and builds up the pools of volunteers at each school!  We cover most of the costs of this scheme, including the coordinator's salary and the cost of resources and equipment. 

The Porirua School Garden Scheme works with five decile one schools:

Alicia and the Porirua School Gardens Scheme are always looking for new volunteers. If you'd like to get your hands dirty, or gift gardening equipment, please contact Alicia on alicia.j.rich@gmail.com

 

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Our Wellington City store supports Go By Bike Day 2017 every year.

Wellington City

Each of our stores supports initiatives and events at the Store Manager's discretion. In 2017 our Wellington City store has so far supported the following initiatives: 

January

February 

March

May

June

  • Loemis Festival Sasquatch hunt & feast 
  • A Staff members first art exhibition

September

 

 maui dolphin challenge

Our Wellington City store supported The Maui Dolphin Challenge in 2017.

Kilbirnie

In 2017 our Kilbirnie store has so far supported the following initiatives: 

January 

February

April

June

 September

 Common Unity Project Image

Our Lower Hutt store supports The Common Unity Project 

Lower Hutt

In 2017 our Lower Hutt store has so far supported the following initiatives: 

January

February

March

April 

May

June

 August 

September

 

Johnsonville

In 2017 our Johnsonville store has so far supported the following initiatives: 

May

November

December

 

Kapiti

In 2017 our Kapiti store has so far supported the following initiatives: 

February

June

  • Kapiti Youth Lunch

 

pink ribbon breakfastOur Mt Eden store supported this Pink Ribbon Breakfast Event in May 2017 

Mt Eden 

In 2017 our Mt Eden store has so far supported the following initiative: 

May

 

Commonsense is founded on values of organics, environment and community and we support initiatives that share these values. Find out more about our values and how they shape our work here.

 

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