Many of us – both personally and professionally – experience somewhat of a drive to do good. But local firm Archibalds Motors has taken a more literal approach, with the ‘Drive for Good’ initiative which is giving back to the Christchurch community.
Launched to correspond with the Canterbury business’ 100th anniversary, Drive for Good is giving away $100,000 to accelerate three local charities of the public’s choice. Ten local charities have been shortlisted by the Archibalds team, representing a diverse range of organisations across Canterbury, from air rescue and dementia, to mental health and multiple sclerosis.
The organisation which receives the most votes will be gifted $50,000 towards their cause, with the charities placed second and third receiving $25,000 each. With many local charities struggling to meet the operational costs associated with their services over the busy summer season, the opportunity to receive such a substantial boost to funding was met with enthusiasm by those on the shortlist.
“We see this as an opportunity to not only give these organisations a step up but also to cast a light on the wonderful things they do for our city,” Archibalds Motors Managing Director John Fairhall says. Members of the public can vote for their chosen charity at www.driveforgood.co.nz. Voting will be open until the end of February, with the winning charities announced in early March.