Team building sessions

We welcome corporate and other groups of invested individuals to spend three hours volunteering with us, sorting clothing for our community pop-ups and charity outreach partners.

Bookings are available for Thursdays and Fridays with AM (from 10 am to 1 pm) and PM slots (from 2 pm to 5 pm) available. 

Contact us with your preferred date and time slot. Once we have confirmed your session, you can make a one-off donation through our website. 

How it works:

  • Once your session is confirmed, you will receive an asset folder with images and talking points for communicating your involvement  
  • On arrival, we briefly introduce ourselves, the work and what we will be doing during our session
  • Guided clothing sorting for two and a half hours. Coffee Supreme coffee, No Ordinary Iced Tea and light refreshments
  • Session end. 
  • Instagram and LinkedIn posts to acknowledge our session, what was achieved and learnings
  • A Typeform feedback form will be provided for feedback.

Your investment:

To support our mission and cover operational costs, we request a tax-deductible donation of $500 per corporate sorting session.

Common is an approved charity. All donations are tax-deductible. Please see for further guidance on what you can claim.

Claiming as a registered company or Māori authority

You can receive tax credits for donations.

— Keep any receipts for donations you make over $5

— Claim the tax credit — this is a separate claim to your income tax return

Submit a donation receipt (external link) — Inland Revenue

Claiming as an individual or a sole trader or through a partnership

If you organise on behalf of a group, you can claim donation tax credits if all of the following situations apply to you.

— You're claiming as an individual and not on behalf of a trust, partnership or company

— You earned taxable income during the tax year in which you're claiming a donation

— You were a New Zealand tax resident at any time during the tax year, 1 April to 31 March

The total you can claim in a tax year is the lesser of:

— 33.33% of your total donations

— 33.33% of your taxable income

You will need to  Submit a donation receipt (external link) — Inland Revenue

For further information, please see How to reduce your tax bill 

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