AA Insurance staff choose five charities to support with $70k this Christmas

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Auckland – 1 December 2021 – Charities and organisations important to staff at AA Insurance were surprised with a $70k pre-Christmas donation this year.

Mental Health Foundation of NZ, St John NZ, and Women’s Refuge (Auckland and Waikato) each received a $20k gift from AA Insurance on behalf of its staff.

An additional $5,000 each went to Auckland City Mission and The People’s Project (Hamilton), as AA Insurance’s Make A Difference team was unable to run its annual Christmas collection appeal on-site this year.

“Our annual donations are a meaningful way to give back to our communities, at a time of year when it is most needed,” says Ainslie Malcolm, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager, AA Insurance.

“2021 has been another tough year for all, particularly for those where the on-going lockdowns and alert level restrictions have exacerbated pre-existing vulnerabilities,” she says, “or where COVID impacts have been the trigger.

“We hope our people feel a sense of pride in our donation choices this year, as it was through their collective voices that we are able to help build stronger and healthier communities, and in the areas that matter most to them.”

About AA Insurance

AA Insurance is an independently operated, New Zealand-based joint venture between the New Zealand Automobile Association Limited (NZAA) and Vero Insurance New Zealand Limited (VINZL). Since 1994 we have demonstrated trusted expertise in home, contents and car insurance in New Zealand, and in 2018 introduced commercial small business insurance. We underwrite our own policies and sell direct to New Zealanders. Our 1000+ employees look after 500,000+ customers with more than 1,000,000 policies.

We proudly partner with Variety New Zealand – the Children’s Charity (as the lead partner of its Beds for Kids programme), Student Volunteer Army and support grassroot school sports via our Big Little Sponsorship sports grant in partnership with Eden Park. We are consistently recognised in industry awards and honours, including being voted the Reader’s Digest Most Trusted General Insurer for 13 years running, named Canstar’s 2023 Home and Contents Insurer of the Year and Outstanding Value Award winner, and currently ranked 7th amongst 100 of New Zealand’s most successful companies in the Kantar Corporate Reputation Index (since 2015).

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