Each of our businesses is empowered to identify their own initiatives to support Abano’s role as a responsible corporate citizen. Some of these initiatives are at a national level, while some are at a smaller, but just as important, local level.
Of particular note in FY13, was Abano and Lumino The Dentists’ partnership with KidsCan. KidsCan is a non-profit organisation which aims to meet the physical and nutritional needs of Kiwi kids less fortunate than others.
Abano provides financial assistance to KidsCan, while Lumino The Dentists has created two new initiatives to support Kiwi kids and their families. Lumino Day was held on 25 May 2013 and saw over 150 volunteers from Lumino practices nationwide, providing free dental treatments worth $129,000 to almost 400 patients. In addition, Lumino has funded the distribution of 8,500 free oral care packs to children at KidsCan schools around New Zealand.