It was very unfortunate that lockdown haulted the Gumboot Friday Appeal day on 3rd April but we are still in full swing to support the cause and reach our goal to raise $60,000 which will provide FREE counselling for 500 New Zealander's under 25.
It is very important that we continue to help support Gumboot Friday by donating $5 to receive a pair of limited edition Gumboot socks as this crisis affects more and more young minds especially after going through the lockdown period.
JUMP is very proud to be partnering with Mike King’s founded charity I AM HOPE and helping to raise money for the Gumboot Friday fund which is a fun way for kiwis to join in the mental health conversation while raising money to provide FREE and timely counseling for any young person in need.
JUMP has produced special I AM HOPE ‘gumboot style’ socks in aid of the Gumboot Friday appeal day on Friday 3rd April 2020.
For a $5 donation, you can get a FREE pair of these limited edition Gumboot socks (with or without grip) to wear on the day and any other day following to help start the conversation around mental health. All proceeds go towards providing free counseling sessions by registered mental health practitioners for our young community in need.
Having depression is like walking through mud everyday, so JUMP encourages all Kiwi’s to get behind the cause and show their support by wearing a pair of Gumboots or our new I AM HOPE Gumboot socks.
These Gumboot socks will provide everyone the opportunity to support the cause by wearing their socks to work, school, on the trampolines or in any situation where it is not possible to wear gumboots. The socks can be worn all year round knowing you have helped make a difference and also to start a conversation.
With the inception of this new sock initiative, JUMP hopes to raise $60,000 this year for the Gumboot Friday fund, which will provide 500 kids valuable FREE counseling sessions so they can get the help and support they need when they need it most.
Last year it was with great sadness that we lost one of our own team members when they took their own life. This was absolutely devastating for everyone and led us to understand how many of our young team members and young customers that we engage with daily are at risk so we decided we needed to do something to help.