$150,000 to support regional communities doing it tough due to drought, fire and floods
We are thrilled to share that the GIVIT and TAUBMANS ‘In It Together’ fundraiser for regional communities devastated by bushfires, drought and floods, which wrapped up last week, raised more than $150,000!
Isolating DIYers and professional painters helped raise the much-needed funds, with every four-litre tin of Taubmans Endure, All Weather, Easycoat and Sunproof purchased from participating stores supporting communities in need.
The ‘In It Together’ campaign comes after catastrophic bushfires devastated regional communities across Australia, many of which were already struggling through drought. One year earlier, severe flooding brought destruction to farmers and communities in Far North Queensland.
GIVIT using donated funds to support local communities
GIVIT CEO, Sarah Tennant, said the funds will allow GIVIT to purchase many more essential items to best support people in need, from parched outback farms to bushfire-affected East Gippsland.
“Whether it’s hardware items and water tanks for a drought-stricken farming community, or supermarket and clothing vouchers for rural families in need, we will put the donated funds to work to make an immediate and positive difference,” said Ms Tennant. “We also buy locally, wherever possible, to help stimulate the recovery of regional economies, ensuring the impact from every single generous donor is widespread.”
If you would like to also support communities recovering, please donate here.
Taubmans support long-term recovery
“We are thrilled to have raised an incredible $150,000 donation for GIVIT through the Taubmans ‘In it Together’ campaign, which will be immediately used to assist bushfire, drought and flood affected communities,” said Anne Neeson - General Manager, PPG architectural coatings, AUS and NZ.
“Thank you to all the DIYers and professional painters who supported this donation by choosing to paint with Taubmans. And thank you to Bunnings, Bristol and our independent retail partners who came on board, despite the challenging economic climate. Your support for the program will make a difference to the lives of many in our regional and rural communities.”
Taubmans acknowledge that community rebuilding takes a long term commitment and is about more than just bricks and mortar. Whether it’s farm fencing repairs, grocery vouchers for families experiencing hardship or paint drums for a community hall, we are ‘in it together.’
Do you need help?
GIVIT works with support organisations throughout Australia to match donations with the needs of people doing it tough. We encourage all charities, schools, councils and community groups to register here to access the wonderful donations offered by generous individuals and corporates.
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