HELP SUPPORT AUSSIES DEVASTATED BY DROUGHT BE PURCHASING A
$2 GIFT TOKEN AT YOUR LOCAL IGA

100% of the funds raised will go to St Vincent de Paul Society and Drought Angels
to support drought-affected communities.

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IGA DROUGHT APPEAL

11th November – 29th December 2019

Aussie farmers are enduring one of the harshest droughts in living memory. With IGA stores in many drought-affected communities, we see the toll it’s taking every day. So please, help us support our farmers and buy a $2 Drought Appeal gift token at your local IGA.

We are throwing our full support behind Aussie communities devastated by one of the harshest droughts in living memory. Funds raised from the IGA Drought Appeal will be used to support the amazing work of Drought Angels and Vinnies supporting Aussies in regional communities

Drought Angels and Vinnies support Aussie farmers and their rural communities with meaningful and personalised assistance. They provide help in the form of financial assistance, case workers and community events. From putting fuel in the car to providing food hampers and care packs, both charities are working tirelessly so families in rural Australia can enjoy their Christmas.

Until 29th December 2019, for every token sold at participating IGA stores, Metcash Trading Limited will contribute 50% of all proceeds to each of St Vincent de Paul Society and to Drought Angels Limited, through the IGA Community Chest Trust. For more information and full contact details, see www.iga.com.au/droughtappeal

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OUR IMPACT

Read about some of the impact the IGA Drought Appeal has made across Australia.

Drought Stricken Country Kids Sing at Schools Spectacular

Condobolin Public School students have had their wishes granted by anonymous angels who have enabled them to perform alongside thousands of their peers from across the state at the annual Schools Spectacular.

The town, in the state’s central west, is one of many in NSW that has been devastated by the worst drought in living memory and many families are struggling to make ends meet.

But there is a bright spot for eight students thanks to charity Drought Angels which will help fund the trip to Sydney to take part in this enormous student musical later this month.

Read the full story >

Jack from the New England Region in NSW

Jack from the New England Region of NSW is 69 years old and lives by himself in isolation. With his family away living different lives and no additional staff he runs his 440 acres all alone. The drought has hit his property hard as he struggles to keep the remaining cattle and himself going. When Jack contacted Drought Angels early in 2019 his property was in its 3rd year of receiving only 8% of the average annual rainfall. 8 of his 9 dams were dry and the 9th was at 50% capacity. Every day Jack filtered over 20,000 litres of muddy water for the cattle and himself, carting the water around to various troughs for the cattle each day. He had a few tins in the pantry, and some sausages and 2 bags of frozen veggies in the freezer.

Jack was already doing it tough before the daily water ritual had to begin in 2017 after a mini tornado ripped through and damaged roofs, gutters, irrigation piping and ripped the roof of the shed ruining his stored hay. Hail then decimated his last crop of celery 3 days before harvest – damaging 97% and the last 3% not viable for transporting to the sales. With the irrigation system gone so is the ability to grow fodder for the cattle. All after having to let the insurance policy lapse due to lack of funds.

But like all our proud farmers Jack has tried for many years to push on through alone before finally asking for help. He sold all non-essential machinery, traded back leased machinery, renegotiated loans and tried to produce new crops and manage his herd. But without sufficient funds, storms, ongoing drought conditions and the failure of 2 winter crops in a row, times kept getting tougher. The local mechanic tries to help like communities do, by fixing his old Land Cruiser and letting him pay “when times are better”. Others have lent him a vehicle for the daily water ritual in the meantime. Friends have driven over 500 klms to come and help with repairs to get clean water back to the house. Busted aluminium fittings have been sold as scrap metal and even the family heirloom jewellery has been sold to keep some money coming in. And when the rains do come the gutters are too damaged to catch much and the roof will leak from the previous damage.

Drought Angels immediately provided $5000 to Jack to cover several outstanding debts, sent a care package his way, and let Jack know of other agencies that may also be able to provide assistance and even volunteer labour to help him through this drought.

SUPPORT ON SOCIAL

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The IGA Drought Appeal has been launched to support Aussies devastated by drought.

Purchase a $2 gift token and send your messages of support to our farmers and drought affected communities using #morethanrain on Instagram or Facebook.

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Living in the country we see the effects of drought on farmers first hand and it has flow on effects in communities when farmers have to tighten the purse strings and spend less in shops which then have to cut back on staff.
While I wish I could make it rain to ease their burden, at least I know I can make a small difference for Australian farmers . This Christmas IGA is supporting drought affected areas in Australia. For just $2 you can help actively make a difference to a farmers life this Christmas. To help spread the word, purchase your token and share a photo with #morethanrain to spread the idea and bring a little bit of hope to our farmers this Christmas.
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I wish I was holding up this $2 token in front of green, grassy meadows glistening with health. Instead the reality is this. 😌 It really has been a tough time for our farmers this year, and with both Summer and Christmas just around the corner I can only imagine the added stress they must be feeling right now. igaaustralia have launched the Christmas Drought Appeal and for just $2 you can purchase a token to help our Aussie farmers this Christmas. All proceeds from every token sold will go to St Vincent De Paul vinniesau vinniesshops and droughtangels.
When you make a purchase, snap a pic and tag #morethanrain to show your love and support for our farmers! A little really can go a long way!
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This Christmas IGA is supporting drought affected areas in Australia.
Arin and I are doing our bit by purchasing a $2 token from our local IGA to help support farmers, families, community in drought devastated areas.
It is so devastating to see the effect drought has on our farmers across Australia.
Please show your support this Christmas to the IGA Drought Relief appeal by purchasing a $2 token from your local IGA.
Snap a pic, share on Instagram or Facebook using #morethanrain . Let’s show our farmers the love and support they deserve . ❤️ .
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There are a lot of Aussie farmers doing it tough this festive season, this drought has hit hard.
IGA are running a Drought Relief appeal where you can buy a $2 token in store to help assist these families. These tokens are available Australia wide so when you shop why not add a token to your groceries. It is a small gesture but if we all do it between now and Christmas we can make a big impact.
It is also a good opportunity to talk to our kids about helping others and to understand the impact of drought. If you would like to send messages of support to our famers you can using the hashtag #morethanrain 👨🏻‍🌾🌱 igaaustralia droughtangels #morethanrain #ad #giveback #supportourfarmers #dogoodfeelgood vinniesau
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Growing up in the country with a farming family, I know all to well about the struggles around drought. This Christmas igaaustralia is supporting drought affected areas in Australia, but we need your help, please please purchase a $2 drought relief token from your local IGA to help our farmers, their families and communities this festive season. igaaustralia vinniesau droughtangels #morethanrain #sp ...

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This Christmas IGA is supporting drought affected areas in Australia.
We are doing our bit by purchasing a $2 token from our local IGA to help support farmers, families, community in drought devastated areas.
It is so devastating to see the effect drought has on our farmers across Australia.
Please show your support this Christmas to the IGA Drought Relief appeal by purchasing a $2 token from your local IGA.
Snap a pic, share on Instagram or Facebook using #morethanrain .
Let’s show our farmers the love and support they deserve .💕
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This is one special card...it holds hope and help for our farmers.

As you can see in the background the drought has left all the Christmas trees bare. I’m hoping the drought appeal helps the farmers whose trees aren’t looking so good this Christmas. I can only imagine how they would be feeling right now, it’s hard to witness it as an outsider.
So let’s come together to help support farmers, families, community in drought devastated areas. Go and purchase your $2 token from your local igaaustralia, all proceeds will go directly to St Vincent De Paul. Then take a photo and tag #MoreThanRain to show that support for our farmers. Every little bit helps! 🥰
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Have you been to your local igaaustralia store lately?⁣

If you have, you have probably noticed these gorgeous little $2 Christmas Drought Appeal gift tokens everywhere! ❤️⁣

If you haven’t had the chance to purchase a $2 token yet, please consider it, because these little tokens will help to support our Aussie farmers through this seemingly never ending drought. ⁣

Don’t forget when you purchase your token, take a pic and send our farmers a message by using #morethanrain in your post. All of the messages of love and support are what keeps them going, knowing we are behind them. 🙏🏼⁣

**Thank you so much to the lovely our_captured_life for this beautiful photo. 😍

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🎄CHRISTMAS DROUGHT APPEAL 🎄
Buy a $2 gift token and all the funds raised will support Aussies deverstated by the drought.
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“Helping one person might not change the whole world, but it could change the world for one person”! ⁣

Don’t miss out on your #morethanrain $2 IGA Drought Appeal token! All proceeds from these tokens go to droughtangels and Vinnies equally. 🙏🏼 ⁣

Hurry out to your nearest IGA store and buy yourself a $2 token TODAY! #droughtrelief #igaaustralia #droughtappeal #farmersarefamily

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We all know that there are parts of Australia affected by the drought. So I really hope that this video will help raise awareness of the great IGA campaign and encourage more people to join this great cause!
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This Christmas IGA is supporting drought affected areas in Australia. By purchasing a token for $2 (available now) from your IGA you help support farmers, families, community in drought devastated areas! You can buy only one or as many as you like and any contribution will make such a big difference! .
Get your token today and share it on Instagram or Facebook using #MoreThanRain , so thy more people find out about it or just send a message of support to farmers, business and families in drought effected areas using the same #.
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IGA CHRISTMAS DROUGHT APPEAL! 💧🎄 Please help our farmers in their battle against drought by purchasing a $2 Drought Appeal gift token from our checkout, with proceeds to be used to support the amazing work of Drought Angels & Vinnies supporting Aussie Farmers in regional communities ❤ #morethanrain #showwecare #droughtangels #stvinnies #pointlonsdale ...

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IGA Drought Appeal - $2 gift tokens are selling well in stores. Funds raised from the sales of these tokens will go to Drought Angels and Vinnies to support our farmers in regional areas #morethanrain #iga #drought #farmers #regionalaustralia #droughtangels #vinnies #centralwestnsw #southernhighlandsnsw #letsmakebetter ...

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This Christmas IGA is supporting drought affected areas in Australia 🎄
You can support the IGA Drought Relief appeal by purchasing a token from your local IGA to help support farmers, families, and the community of drought devastated areas 🙏 It would mean the world to me if you could get behind this cause. igaaustralia vinniesshops droughtangels #morethanrain #ad
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Thanks to all our amazing customers who have already shown their support for the IGA Drought Appeal!
Tokens will be available to purchase until December 29th.
100% of all donated funds go directly to Drought Angels and Vinnies Australia to assist Aussies devastated by drought.
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There is a lot of Aussie farmers doing it tough and IGA are running a Drought Relief appeal where you can buy a $2 token in store to help assist these families.
These tokens are available all around Australia so next time you shop why not ask to add a token to your groceries.
Logan loves buying one when we go to IGA now, it has been a great way to teach him about helping others and also to try and explain the drought and subsequent fires to him.

If you would like to send messages of support to our famers you can hashtag #morethanrain
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It has been an extremely tough year for our Australian farmers and with Christmas fast approaching I can only imagine the added stress and pressure they are feeling. igaaustralia have launched the Christmas Drought Appeal for just $2 you can purchase a token to help our Aussie farmers this Christmas, for every token sold in store all proceeds will go to St Vincent De Paul vinni vinniesshops and droughtangels
When you make a purchase snap a pic and tag #morethanrain to show your love and support for our farmers.
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That special gift ❤️ IGA Christmas Drought Appeal 🎄 🎅
HELP SUPPORT AUSSIES DEVASTATED BY DROUGHT BY PURCHASING A
$2 GIFT TOKEN AT WEMBLEY SUPA IGA

100% of the funds raised will go to St Vincent de Paul Society and Drought Angels
to support drought-affected communities.

#wembleysupaiga #igadroughtappeal
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