on Aug 14, 19

A Catalyst for Good birthdays

Two months ago Catalyst IT decided to gift each of its New Zealand based employees a $25 Good Gift Card on their birthday. Employees receive their gift card and are able to browse and donate to multiple charities through The Good Registry.

Two months in, they decided to check in with their 'Catalystas' to find out what they thought of receiving the gift of giving.

Here's some the awesome feedback that flowed in:

Jordan Ansell shared, “I had a warm smile, voucher and chocolate bar delivered on my birthday. I like the idea a lot! I’m proud to be a part of a company doing things like this.”

Krystie Draw said, “I loved the concept of the gift card, I have always wanted to do something similar for the gifts I give, but I didn’t realise there was somewhere where the recipient could choose where they’d like to give their money. The range of charities available made it feel like there was somewhere for everyone and not that it was targeted specifically at one area. I highly recommend The Good Registry and intend to use it for gifts in the future.”

Ashleigh King said, “This was such a feel-good gift! I loved being able to pay it forward. I split it between 5 different charities that were close to my heart for personal reasons.”

Catalyst IT currently has about 250 New Zealand staff, so collectively they're doing about $6000 a year of Good with The Good Registry - not to mention the flow-on benefits of staff like Krystie Draw who are now going to use The Good Registry to give the gift of giving to others.

Chloe Gunn of Catalyst IT says that as the business continues to grow in staff numbers, so will the donations. "We are excited to see how much good we can do thanks to The Good Registry!"

You can also hear more from Catalyst IT and why they are using Good Gift Cards for staff gifts in this video.

How you too can give the gift of giving with The Good Registry:

  • Create your own Good Gift Registry for a special event (e.g. a wedding or a birthday) and ask friends to donate to a charity you choose, instead of buying gifts.
  • Give Good Gift Cards instead of traditional gifts (like Catalyst IT is), to enable others to make donations to charities they care about.

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