Here at Aramex New Zealand (formerly Fastway Couriers), we have a tradition of giving, building strong relationships in our communities and a genuine culture of lending a hand to those in need.
We have a proud history of community involvement and supporting local charitable and community-based organisations across the country. Each of the Regional Franchisees are also actively involved in their local communities. Here are just a few charity or community based organisations that our local teams have been involved with:
Relay for Life
The Uplift Project
Whangarei Native Bird Recovery Centre
Shoot for the Moon
Nationally, we support three key charities/initiatives every year.
Red Nose Day for Cure Kids
Cure Kids are New Zealand’s leading child health expert research charity, with a mission to improve the health of children through research and its outcomes. With the amazing support of New Zealand, Cure Kids have funded more than $40 million worth of research since its inception over 46 years ago.
As part of their fundraising efforts, once a year Cure Kids sell red noses, wrist bands, pins and slap bands, online and through selected retailers, which can be a costly expensive exercise to ship this amount of merchandise nationwide. In 2016, Aramex New Zealand (formerly Fastway Couriers) aligned with Cure Kids as their courier partner for Red Nose Day, collecting merchandise from their distribution centre based in Auckland and distributing to various Cure Kids retail outlets and community partners around the country.
Daffodil Day is the largest national fundraising day for cancer support services, research, patient and family support in New Zealand. With one in three New Zealanders affected by cancer, this organisation resonates for many people nationwide and throughout the network.
Each year several Aramex New Zealand (formerly Fastway Couriers) Regional Franchisees support the Cancer Society’s annual appeal by providing their services to deliver thousands of bunches of daffodils to local businesses. Completing this mammoth task generally involves the majority of the franchises’ staff and Courier Franchisees assisting with the sorting and delivery of the daffodils.
This support enables the Cancer Society to reduce fundraising costs and direct more funds to core patient services in the local community.
Purple Heart Fun Day
Over the past five years, Aramex New Zealand (formerly Fastway Couriers) has sponsored a fun day for families living with cancer. Each year Camp Quality provides annual summer camps at no cost to help children and their families overcome the challenges of living with cancer. The Purple Heart Fun Day provides a day for the whole family to enjoy and to get to know the volunteer camp caregivers.
It is the support of Aramex New Zealand (formerly Fastway Couriers) that enables these children, their parents and the volunteer camp caregivers to enjoy a day of great fun and excitement. Being part of delivering joy to these kids and their families is something we are very proud to be a part of.
Why we do it?
We partner with community organisations that have a similar ethos. They’re organisations that are generally smaller and run by volunteers whose efforts are wholly benefited by those in need. These are usually organisations for which transport costs would be prohibitive and may halt their efforts or lack of expertise may result in taking too much of their time to coordinate.
We are a family-focused business, providing a service that connects communities - communities that we are very much a part of and has a responsibility to support. Our community involvement is basically an extension of what Aramex franchisees do daily and by providing worthy causes this service for free, it makes them feel good.