Alsco in the Community
Sponsoring Community Organisations across New Zealand
Alsco is proud to be an active supporter in the local communities we belong to supporting a wide range of non for profit, sporting and local community organisations and initiatives.
This is also in conjunction of our involvement with our three key sponsorship initiatives with Medical Aid Abroad, Auckland City Mission and the Westpac Rescue Helicopter.
Flying start for Alsco Kingsland design project
An exciting project to enhance an area of unused open space on New North Road is off to a flying start.
The artists chose two Putangitangi ducks moving forward in unity to symbolise the lifelong partnership between Maori and European.
Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust
Alsco are proud to support the Westpac Rescue Helicopter with a regular annual donation for over the past 10 years.
Formed in 1990 a Charitable Trust was formed with Trustees selected from the community and business sectors of the greater Auckland region. The primary aim of the Trust is to provide and develop a highly efficient aero medical service for the benefit of the community at large.
The Auckland based Westpac Rescue Helicopter is staffed full-time by a highly experienced flight crew consisting of pilots, paramedics and crewmen, and operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Auckland City Mission
Alsco contribute both financially and with our time monthly throughout the year. Employees from Alsco Support Centre in Ellerslie and our Auckland branch in Kingsland volunteer for a day each month at the City Mission.
We are helping with a wide range of activities that goes on behind the scenes every day to keep this large community organisation working.
This has included cleaning, sorting of donated clothing, general housekeeping duties and of course the cleaning of dishes from the greatly appreciated meals provided each day.
Medical Aid Abroad
Medical Aid Abroad NZ (MAANZ) tell us our linen and “expired” first aid supplies are in great demand in those poorer nations who have no or little funds for medical services and supplies.
Run totally by volunteers (the majority are former health professionals), MAANZ receives surplus drugs, equipment, and supplies to sort and store before sending overseas.
In September 2015 alone Alsco have donated over eight pallets of goods to MAA destined for many worthy causes, mainly in the Pacific Islands such as Fiji, Samoa, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, and the Solomons, and even to Cambodia and Korea recently.
Other “offshore” organisations we have donated surplus Alsco supplies to are;
- Africa Purpose Team, a group of New Zealand doctors working in remote parts of Tanzania.
- East Timor Leste Trust, Kiwis on Atauto Island teaching the locals basic hygiene and first aid.
- Christian Leadership Training Trust, helping medical outreaches in remote villages on the island of Vanua Levu, Fiji.
- Christian and Missionary Alliance of NZ, short-term missions to Tonga supporting locals and Mango Tree Respite Center providing care handicapped children and their families.