The Darling donates an entire hotel to support local communities
The Darling makes a remarkable contribution to GIVIT's Flood Appeal
The Star Entertainment Group has donated the entire contents of its 16 level, six-star luxury hotel The Darling to GIVIT, including hundreds of new mattresses, designer sofas, dining tables, chairs and desks.
The superior quality household items from all 200 rooms of the hotel have made their way to GIVIT, helping flood-impacted Aussies get back on their feet.
In February and March 2022, the east coast of Australia was battered by torrential rain. The resulting floods caused devastating loss of life and property. GIVIT continues to work with recovery organisations, outreach teams, charities and community groups to identify and meet the exact needs of those impacted.
This was one of Australia’s biggest natural disasters and the mammoth recovery effort started the moment the flood waters receded.
Being able to provide those who have been able to get back to their homes or into permanent accommodation with these household goods will help people rebuild and return their lives to some
Rebuilding Together: Supporting First Nations communities
The Darling was also distributed to remote First Nations communities in Queensland and New South Wales, including Lightning Ridge.
Providing Aussies with high-quality furniture and household items as they move back into their homes has lifted the spirits of entire communities and allowed the most vulnerable to feel supported and secure.
"We are proud to be able to support our national community partner GIVIT and its charities doing such inspiring work during challenging times.
The Star is committed to sustainable practices diverting obsolete furniture from landfills and striving to help the communities in the cities and states in which we operate. The timing of the refurbishment of The Darling meant we were in a unique position to provide the items that are still so desperately needed by so many."
Christina Grasso General Manager of Hotels, Events & Guest Experience at The Star Sydney
A long road to recovery
Donations such as these provide life-changing items to those in need and alleviate some of the financial burden people face during these challenging times. With hundreds of people still living in temporary accommodations, tents, or cars more than a year after the floods, this corporate support is more critical than ever.
Through GIVIT's online warehouse, bulk donations can be listed for GIVIT’s extensive network of charities and support organisations to reserve. This eliminates the need for businesses to reach out to multiple charities. saving valuable time and resources. Read more about how your business can work with GIVIT at GIVIT.org.au/about-us/get-involved/be-a-corporate-supporter.
GIVIT works with more than 4,500 charities and support organisations around Australia to coordinate donations for people experiencing hardship due to natural disasters, domestic and family violence, homelessness, disability, and mental health. Local charities, services and community groups can register with GIVIT for free to access thousands of donations offered by generous individuals and businesses. Register via GIVIT.org.au/need-help/organisations.
Over the past 18 months, GIVIT has been working with government, local councils, and grassroots organisations to facilitate the donation of hundreds of thousands of essential items for flood-ravaged communities across Australia.
The Darling’s ongoing support of GIVIT has been invaluable and we are incredibly grateful for their support.