Businesses urged to share a biscuit for Kiwi girls

Businesses nationwide are being asked to enjoy a Guide biscuit with their cuppa and help empower Kiwi girls.

This week sees the start of a new fundraising drive by GirlGuiding New Zealand (NZ), New Zealand’s largest girl-only organisation. In an effort to increase sales of their iconic biscuits and reduce the fundraising burden on girls, parents and volunteers, it is asking businesses to purchase special Morning Tea Packs which include nearly 50 packs of biscuits.

Several businesses including ASB, Bunnings and Harcourts have already pledged their support.

With new research showing that 22 percent of girls surveyed aged seven to 13 say they are concerned about bullying, GirlGuiding NZ CEO Susan Coleman says helping young women navigate their way through life is more important than ever before.

“At GirlGuiding everything we do is about empowering girls and young women and nurturing those most important life skills - confidence, self-esteem, leadership and resilience. Of course nothing comes for free, which is why sales of our Guide Biscuits are so invaluable. By signing up for a Morning Tea Pack, businesses will be doing their bit to support girls of today who may be our leaders of tomorrow.”

Profits from the $250 packs - which include 49 packs of original, Guide choc and mini chocolate biscuits and a limited edition supporters jar - will help GirlGuiding NZ implement a range of programmes, one of these being Free Being Me, an innovative international campaign to equip girls aged seven to 14 years with the tools to effectively manage factors affecting body confidence and self-esteem. 

To purchase a GirlGuiding Morning Tea Pack or for more information, visit www.badge4life.co.nz. Includes free delivery.