August is synonymise with Daffodil Day; the big fundraiser for the Cancer Society and a welcome sign that spring is on its way. In these uncertain times organisations like the Cancer Society are having to challenge their normal revenue streams and be innovative with their ideas. 

We have all seen the very willing volunteers on our city street corners selling daffodil flowers, crocheted brooches and other merchandise – it really is part of our social conscious to support the collectors if we can. Now we might need to make a bit more of an effort make that annual donation – digital daffodil, donation online or any ANZ Branch and who could resist a bid on the Trade Me auction for lunch with Dr Ashley Bloomfield.  

Just as many businesses are needing to ‘pivot’; congratulations to those organisations who are also thinking outside the square – as reported recently on TV1 news – Women’s Refuge has created an online initiative ‘Gift a Safe Night’ and KidsCan were overwhelmed with their appeal asking people to donate $19.

We at EVES love our communities and respect the many volunteers who are working even harder to keep those in need; fed, clothed and safe – thank you.

“Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” – Dr. Seuss