Every day across the country* IGA Community Chest raises funds to support local communities, charities and other worthwhile causes. It could be in response to a major event like floods or bush fires or something as simple as new soccer balls for the local under 8’s.
The money is raised in a number of ways but predominately through the purchase of products with an IGA Community Chest logo on the label or ticket.
When you purchase a product with the IGA Community Chest logo printed on the label a percentage is credited to that store’s IGA Community Chest account.
Look out for these badges to support
IGA Community Chest
IGA Community Chest supporting local communities
Learn more about how IGA Community Chest raises funds to support local communities, charities and other worthwhile causes.
The Humpty Dumpty Foundation
The Humpty Dumpty Foundation and Independent Grocers of Australia (IGA) made a significant difference to the lives of Sydney children.
From January 2017, IGA made 11 donations across NSW and ACT to support much-needed medical equipment for hospitals to the value of $150,000.
IGA’s support of the Humpty Dumpty Foundation and the local community is immeasurable. The support to families in Sydney means children have access to medical equipment that is very much needed by the medical staff and, most of all, it is life-saving.
Westmead Children’s Hospital
Mint Fresh IGA in Baulkham Hills visited The Children’s Hospital at Westmead in February to present a $2,670 Aerogen Nebuliser to the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit. The money for the nebuliser, which makes the administering of medications easier for children with respiratory illnesses.
Moruya District Hospital
The Humpty Dumpty Foundation and Dalmeny IGA purchase a piece of vital medical equipment for the Eurobodalla children. Local IGA retailers presented Moruya District Hospital with a jaundice detector valued at $4,780 for the Maternity Unity. This jaundice detector is used to help clinicians determine the jaundice levels through the skin without harming the baby.
MX550 Patient Monitor
IGA retailers and the Humpty Dumpty Foundation donated $26,920 to fund a MX550 Patient Monitor for the Blacktown Hospital’s special care nursery. The monitors are used daily to measure a child’s blood pressure temperature, heart rate and respiratory rate to determine how well they are recovering from surgery.
Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal
Jeff Harper from Southbank IGA X-press and Ashburton IGA and Tony Ingpen from Mt Evelyn SUPA IGA (and their families) represented IGA retailers across Victoria and made a $50K donation to the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal.
IGA wanted to donate money to The Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal because of the broad reach of Australians it reaches and helps – not just in the city but also in regional areas.
“We support the communities in which our supermarkets trade – in the city or out in regional Victoria – one of the ways we support them are through funds raised in store by IGA Community Chest.”
IGA Community Chest FAQs
Money for IGA Community Chest is raised through a variety of ways and it is something we do all year.
When you purchase a product with the IGA Community Chest logo printed on the label a percentage is credited to that store’s IGA Community Chest account (some exclusions apply).
During IGA Community Chest catalogue promotion weeks all products in the catalogue bearing the special IGA Community Chest logo contribute to the ‘Chest’
Throughout the year, extra fundraising activities are conducted by stores and regions.
Any time is a good time. In most states IGA Community Chest beneficiary cheques are distributed throughout the year.
IGA Community Chest and associated programs have raised over $80 million for local community groups, not-for-profit organisations, charities and other worthy causes. This money has assisted over 7,000 worthwhile causes
We have a tiered system for choosing beneficiaries.
– For local activities the beneficiaries are chosen by the local stores
– Regional activities they are chosen by the region or group of stores
– State beneficiaries are chosen in consultation with the State Executive and Board.
Here is a couple of tips on becoming an IGA Community Chest beneficiary.
It is best to approach your local IGA store directly. Prepare a pitch and it may include:
An overview of your organisation and/or the individual that you’d like supported;
What support are you looking for – monies, donations of goods, providing team jumpers, holding regular fundraising at the store, group registrations at the store, etc;
How the donation will be used and your timing. Is there anything you can offer in return to IGA?
Don’t forget to include your contact details.