JUCY Gives is our initiative to make sure JUCY puts a little bit back into the communities and environments that our customers travel to.
In New Zealand, our customers can donate a $1.20 a day on top of their hire to help to counteract our carbon emissions. JUCY then donates this money on to Million Metres which is an online fundraising platform for restoring the banks of New Zealand's waterways. Million Metres aims to raise funds to plant one million metres of New Zealand's waterways with native plants and trees. On top of helping to counteract our carbon emissions, Million Metres activity plays an important role in minimising bank erosion, filtering out water contaminants and providing habitats for creatures, which live in our streams and rivers.
Check out this short video about a day when some of the JUCY Crew from Auckland HQ spent a day helping the Whau River Catchment Trust plant the trees our customers have funded in the Rosebank Peninsula.
As part of our JUCY Gives programme, we also give our JUCY Crew the opportunity every year to “donate-a-day”, so they can give their time to a cause of their choice. Some of the Crew in New Zealand will continue to support the Million Metres scheme in planting days (there’s a lot of care that goes into making sure all the trees we planted survive!) and others can choose their own charity they want to support. As long as we’re supporting the communities or environments that our customers travel to, we’re happy! Read what some of our JUCY Crew have got up to on their Donate-A-Day below.
Greg, Manager of JUCY By Design, stepped out of the workshop and onto the tarmac to help with RACE4LIFE’s Track Day event. RACE4LIFE helps fulfil the wishes of palliative care patients, providing fun days out for them and their families, bringing brightness to a difficult time. The Track Day offers patients the opportunity to zoom around the Hampton Downs track in an exotic race car, or watch all the action from the air, in a helicopter. Greg got to meet patients as he assisted them into, or out of, the helicopters. We’re sure he spread the JUCY spirit and brought smiles to all those he interacted with!
Abigail, a Customer Experience superstar from our Head Office, swapped her screen for a spade all in the name of helping the environment! Road tripping to Te Arai, an hour and a half North of our Central Auckland Head Office, she joined up with the Million Metres team and other volunteers for a day of releasing and planting native trees on Tomarata Farm. Located at the headwaters of the Hoteo River, this work is incredibly important as it helps stabilise the stream banks stopping sediment from seeping into the river and flowing downstream to the Kaipara snapper breeding grounds.