nib announced that they will maintain their partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities to support families at this time. During lockdown nib worked to provide 28 rooms in both Auckland and Wellington with necessary appliances to ensure social distancing requirements were met by all. The $20,000 investment ensured each room was equipped with a fridge, kettle, toaster and microwave.
“Deemed an essential service by the Ministry of Social Development during Alert Level Four, RMHC New Zealand, like many other services, had to adapt to ensure they could continue to provide free accommodation to families when their child is in a hospital away from home.
In order to meet isolation requirements, 28 rooms across the Auckland and Wellington houses were converted into self-contained units, to enable long stay families to remain in their ‘home-away-from-home’ during lockdown.
With the communal kitchens closed, nib bolstered its existing RMHC New Zealand national partnership with a further investment of $20,000 to enable each room to be kitted out with a fridge, kettle, toaster and microwave to ensure families could function safely in their bubbles. A further 12 rooms were also supplied with kettles for short stay families, so social distancing could be maintained.”
Amy Tribe nib foundation Executive Officer has said that nib is proud to continue supporting Ronald McDonald House Charities.
“nib foundation Executive Officer, Amy Tribe, says nib is proud to continue supporting an organisation that helps so many Kiwi families, especially during a time of such difficulty.” Click here to read more
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