Tradebank is the voluntary collaboration of compassionate people and organisations with a desire to improve the housing conditions for our most vulnerable families and homes - to make life better for others.
It’s no secret that NZ has a large number of homes that are in very poor condition. These homes are often occupied by vulnerable and at risk families who are not able to improve them.
What is a secret, is that there are lots and lots of tradies out there, who want to help, who are happy to donate some time, but they want their skills to go to homes of genuine need, where there time is efficiently used, where they can be flexible in how they commit, where someone else is doing the project management and organisation.
Tradebank is managed by our passionate team at Sustainability Options who are on a mission to help ensure; healthy, warm, dry and comfortable homes for all New Zealanders. With the support of Tradebank, we are seeking to help those families who are literally living in homes that are ‘sending them to hospital’.
Over the past 4 years, Sustainability Options have been working with over 1000 homes, trying to improve housing conditions. Sadly, many homes are in a state of disrepair, poor maintenance and are fundamentally unhealthy. Small children and the elderly are suffering. Whilst the provision of curtains, heaters, blankets, beds, mold removal, insulation all help, what we need most is willing ‘tradies’ to help with some good ‘TLC’ to improve the condition of these homes. Tradebank is our way of trying to help today’s most vulnerable and tomorrow’s future, to be the best they can be, because the can live in a healthy home.