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ReSport gets Northland active with second-hand donation initiative


August 31, 2023

A grassroots sporting initiative born by a pair of well-known Northlanders is on a mission to help locals of all ages overcome barriers to being active.

The ReSport Charitable Trust, brought to life by philanthropist duo Joey Yovich and JP Dignon, has upcycled former clothing recycle bins gifted by the Salvation Army and turned them into taonga where people can donate second-hand sporting gear.

“It’s just a small idea to collect old sports gear and repurpose it and give it to people that need it ... there’s such a need for it,” Dignon said.

But the taonga was a “small little thing that can make a big change”, he noted.

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