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A change of name but not of heart

An artists impression of the new-look stores.

They’re still good people, doing good things in the Bay of Plenty, but the friendly folk at Habitat for Humanity BOP are changing their name.

Habitat for Humanity BOP will now be known as the Doing Good Foundation.

The Doing Good Foundation will retain the same dedicated staff and strategic focus on building homes for families in genuine need in the Bay of Plenty region and will now operate as an independent entity from Habitat for Humanity NZ.

And to celebrate, the Doing Good Foundation will be holding re-brand celebrations at their charity stores on Saturday, August 31, with in-store promotions on the day including special pricing on collectables, winter clothes and shoes and more.

“We want to take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank them for their long service and significant contribution,” says Habitat for Humanity NZ CEO Claire Szabo.

“Our local affiliate has operated in Bay of Plenty since 1994. Over that time, their team of volunteers and staff has built 75 homes, housing around 500 people in the local community.”

Chair of Doing Good Foundation Max Mason says the transition to the new name will be seamless as Habitat BOP company ownership, directors and staff will simply operate under their new name.

All current home recipients will continue to be served and supported under the new, local organisation.

With the help of dedicated volunteers and generous donations each year, Doing Good Foundation build new homes to house families in genuine need. The Doing Good Foundation is focused solely on the Bay of Plenty region.

For more information on the Doing Good Foundation, visit: www.dgf.org.nz

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