Locals are being encouraged to get their lunch from Bunnings this Friday (February 15), where a sausage sizzle will be held to support Australians devastated by natural disasters at both ends of the country.
The nation-wide Bunnings fundraiser, manned by team members, will support GIVIT’s relief efforts providing essential items for communities in Queensland and Tasmania recovering from the recent floods and fire.
Mainland stores will raise funds for GIVIT’s Queensland Floods appeal while Tasmanian stores will support bushfire-affected individuals and communities.
So don’t be a silly sausage – don’t bring your lunch to work on Friday.
Instead organise your workmates to head down to your nearest Bunnings store and grab a snag in bread and support Aussies in their long recovery from floods and fires.
Bunnings’ Chief Operating Officer Debbie Poole, said, “we are pleased to be able to partner with GIVIT who works with government agencies and not-for-profit organisations in times of disaster and emergency to assist local communities”.
“Partnering with GIVIT means that all funds raised at the sausage sizzles can be directed where they are needed most.
“With a national presence, GIVIT can provide assistance to local communities in both Queensland and Tasmania.”
GIVIT.org.au is a national online giving platform, supporting more than 2,400 charities, schools and community groups across Australia to meet the immediate needs of our most vulnerable.
Their founder and director Juliette Wright added that, “we have been blown away by the amazing support of Australia”.
“We promise 100 per cent of all funds raised through Bunnings will be used to purchase essential items,’’ she said.
“We are also committed to purchasing locally wherever possible to support the economic recovery of these affected areas.”
If you can’t make it to a sausage sizzle, you can donate to GIVIT’s Queensland Floods appeal at givit.org.au
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