Domino’s stores in Auckland are set to raise some ‘dough’ for Youthline this Thursday 11 November 2021, with $1 from every pizza sold between 4pm – 9pm donated to the vital charity. This fundraising effort comes after Domino’s Auckland was unable to participate in Domino’s nationwide doughraiser for Youthline in September due to lockdown. Despite this challenge, Domino’s stores didn’t want to miss out on lending a helping hand, agreeing to postpone the doughraiser until later in the year.
Domino’s stores in Auckland are set to raise some ‘dough’ for Youthline this Thursday 11 November 2021, with $1 from every pizza sold between 4pm – 9pm donated to the vital charity.
This fundraising effort comes after Domino’s Auckland was unable to participate in Domino’s nationwide doughraiser for Youthline in September due to lockdown. Despite this challenge, Domino’s stores didn’t want to miss out on lending a helping hand, agreeing to postpone the doughraiser until later in the year.
In the weeks and months since the latest lockdown began, Youthline has seen the highest number of young people reaching out through text to their Helpline for the year to date. With COVID lockdowns, Alert Level changes and continued uncertainty, Youthline needs our support now more than ever.
The Company is looking forward to raising a record-breaking amount for the charity after a successful doughraiser across the rest of the country in September.
“I know that our Auckland store owners and their teams were really disappointed when they couldn’t participate in our nationwide doughraiser earlier in the year due to Auckland being in Alert Level 4. We are all very excited that they can now do their bit to raise much needed funds for Youthline,” NZ General Manager Cameron Toomey said.
“We raised over $25,000 from our September doughraiser, so we’re feeling confident that after our Auckland doughraiser we should reach a record amount raised this year.”
With the continued increase in demand, support for Youthline’s Helpline service is crucial in ensuring young people have a safe place to turn for support.
“Covid-19 has highlighted our Helpline funding gap. The donations we receive from organisations like Domino’s are essential. Without them, we simply wouldn’t be in a position to engage with the more than 243,760 contacts to our Helpline and the thousands of individual young people we work with every year,” says Shae Ronald, Youthline CEO.
“Domino’s is helping us to close the gap in the funds we need to continue to provide our National Helpline Service free to all young people and their families, around the country.”
Domino’s recognises the mental health challenges that have arisen from the uncertainty around COVID-19 and the effect that this has had specifically on young people.
“This year has been tough on all of us, and I think we all recognise that these pressures have affected our mental health,” Mr Toomey said.
“Our teams are made up of a large proportion of young people, so Youthline is close to the hearts of everyone in the Domino’s family. We understand the importance of their work in supporting young people, their families, and whanau.”
In the past 12 months, Domino’s has donated more than $26,000 to Youthline, and since the partnership began in 2015, it has provided approximately $415,000 in support.
“Domino’s is focused on supporting our local communities and the partnership with Youthline is extremely important to us,” Mr Toomey said.
“We know how critical their work in the community is and we are privileged to be able to help support them.
“The Doughraiser on Thursday is a great excuse for Aucklanders to have their own pizza party and support a great cause at the same time.
This year’s Doughraiser will run on Thursday 11 November between the hours of 4pm-9pm, with $1 from each pizza sold during this time donated to Youthline. To donate directly, simple text ‘DONATE’ to 234.
If you or someone you know requires Youthline’s services, please make a free call on 0800 376 633 or place a free text on 234, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or Webchat at https://www.youthline.co.nz/web-chat
For more information on Domino’s, please visit www.dominos.co.nz.
For more information on Youthline, please visit www.youthline.co.nz