HELL backs a number of underdog causes and campaigns – it’s all part of being good, socially responsible Kiwis.
Satan’s Little Helper (SLH) programme began in 2013 and aims to give to Kiwi youth going through (or have been through) hell a boost. Since 2013 we’ve put a smile on more than a hundred kids’ faces – and their families – through fun experiences and life-enhancing technology. Read their stories here.
HELL is unafraid to embrace confrontational subjects - we’ve faced our fair share of furiously shaking heads and wagging fingers. So, we were happy to get involved with Camp Twitch in 2016 – a bi-annual get-together for Tourette’s sufferers.
Facing up to involuntary tics is one thing – hearing stories from Tourette’s sufferers of social isolation was an emotional hit our team wasn’t prepared for. In 2017 we signed up to sponsor the Tourette’s Association of New Zealand to maintain its vital support network for Tourette’s sufferers and their families.
The story of Camp Twitch was featured in a documentary on TVNZ in 2018. For one week after it aired, HELL donated $1 for every double pizza sold.
In just two short years, nearly $100,000 has been raised through this initiative for the Tourette’s Association – an absolutely vital contribution to keep the association alive and doing its important work.
Active in Hell is our partnership with IHC’s IDEA Services – an award-winning training initiative, it has given 100 young people with an intellectual disability paid work experience in store kitchens across the country.
Adrian Gordon of Wellington became our 100th trainee in 2017. The paid training programme consists of 12 two-hour shifts, in which participants learn everything from food safety to how to create a devilishly good pizza. AIH was recognised at the 2016 Diversity Awards with the Diversability Award.
Active in HELL by numbers
- 100+ trainees started training since the 2013 launch.
- HELL Kapiti holds the record for most trainees with eight.
- Nine AIH graduates have been offered permanent employment opportunities with HELL, with a number of
others going on to find permanent employment with other organisations.