- Malcolm Cox pictured (centre) Cox Partners’ Shelly Witchalls (left) and Santiago De Marco, General Manager, Hohepa Hawkes Bay
After a century in business, a Napier based real estate company is repaying the community who have supported them with a ‘Giving for Good’ fund to help champion local Hawke’s Bay charities.
Cox Partners Estate Agents established the ‘Giving for Good’ initiative twelve months ago after observing that many charities’ fundraising efforts were being disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic. The Hawke’s Bay Foundation has been chosen to manage the fund – ensuring that each time a property is sold through Cox Partners, the selling vendor can choose a local charity to receive a $500 donation – a ‘Gift for Good’.
The project fits well with Cox Partners’ three operating principals – ethics, values, and client care.
Company director, Malcolm Cox explains that “Giving for Good allows us to contribute to local causes that matter most to our clients.
“In essence, Cox Partners clients can now nominate to pool their contributions into a fund that will benefit the Hawke’s Bay community for generations to come.
“The Hawke’s Bay Foundation was chosen to manage the Giving for Good fund because it provides professional management with a focus on benefiting Hawkes Bay people.”
During the past year, a wide range of organisations have benefitted from Giving for Good donations including charities dealing with social, health and family issues to those focussing on creative, cultural and recreational interests.