Crowdfunding for trust a success
Almost 600 people have pledged to Rauawaawa Kauma¯ tua Charitable Trust’s (RKCT) crowdfunding campaign, which has successfully reached its $100,000 target.
The Hamilton organisation raised $103,000 from 582 pledgers when its Pledgeme campaign closed at 9pm on Sunday.
RKCT provides a range of health, social, educational, cultural, recreational, housing and transport support services to kauma¯ tua.
RKCT chief executive officer Rangimahora Reddy says she would love to give a huge mihi to everybody who pledged or shared the Pledgeme campaign over the past month.
“It’s because of their generosity and efforts we’re able to get Stage 1 of our facility renovation under way. While the entire stage will cost $800,000, we’ll be able to create better bathrooms for our kauma¯ tua with the money we’ve raised so far.”
Mrs Reddy said Pledgeme had provided a major realisation on how RKCT is perceived both locally and nationally.
“It’s shown us the community cares about what we care about, and it’s really nice to know there’s such a lot of support out there for both kauma¯ tua initiatives and Rauawaawa as an organisation.”
RKCT trustees (from left) Hoki and Owen Purcell, and CEO Rangimahora Reddy.