A little change matters

2020 has been tough. We know that for many, it has meant incredible loss and hardship. Suddenly, basic expenses like food and rent can seem out of reach.

But when locals are in need, we believe in the power of the IGA community to create change. That’s why we’re partnering with Vinnies to raise money for the people in our local communities who need support.

Please help by buying a $2 IGA Appeal token or any specially marked Community Chest product at your local IGA. Your spare change really matters.

HOW WE’VE HELPED

 

McGrath Breast Care Nurse: Vicki Bell – Campbelltown, NSW

“Vicki has been AMAZING. So supportive through this whole nightmare. Helping us understand things ,so supportive during surgery, coming to see me in hospital and follow up calls, giving me so much information pre surgery- exercises, mastectomy bra, etc. I would be lost without Vicki” - Suzanna Ciol, NSW

 

Anonymous

“Fiona helped me to understand what was happening to me at each stage; offered other services i.e. head gear, travel sleeve, encore program. She was calm, kind & understanding & got my head straight. I don't think I would have made it without her”

 

McGrath Breast Care Nurse: Tania Bernhardt, Townsville, QLD

My McGrath nurse Tania truly is an angel. She is the most remarkable woman I know and I couldn’t have gotten through this journey without her. I’m so incredibly grateful that thanks to the McGrath Foundation I her beside me while I fight for my life and battle this horrid disease” Emma Wealleans, QLD

 

McGrath Breast Care Nurse: Sharon Shelford – Gympie, QLD

“My breast care nurse was more than adequate; she was excellent. Wealth of knowledge, took all the time needed to explain info & answer questions. Also, sharing knowledge of her updated skills with current lymphatic drainage course. Sharon is the most compassionate person & she loves her job. She went above & beyond call. I couldn’t have been more blessed”

 

McGrath Breast Care Nurses: Monica Jessop in Wagga & Eva Larson in Cootamundra / Young, NSW

“I had contact with 2 McGrath nurses one in Wagga where I had all my treatment; she was amazing & I couldn’t have done it without her. She came to all my chemo sessions. She then referred me to my local McGrath nurse at Cootamundra whom I have kept in touch with. She is truly wonderful, supportive, helpful & I would miss her terribly if she moved. No matter how sick, sore or frightened I have been, I have never felt alone”

Support those in your state impacted by purchasing a $2 Token at your local IGA

Find a Store

Appeal runs from 11th November to 29th December 2020 at participating stores (excluding TAS). All money raised from the sale of tokens at IGA, IGA-Express and Foodland IGA stores during the Appeal, and 1c from each product with an IGA Community Chest ticket sold by Metcash Trading Limited (ABN 61 000 031 569) to participating IGA and IGA X-Press stores between 2 and 22 December 2020, will be donated by Metcash through the IGA Community Chest Trust ABN 69 041 266 146 (1 Thomas Holt Drive, Macquarie Park NSW 2113, P: (02) 9741 3000, E: [email protected], www.iga.com.au/communitychest) to State Vinnies chapters, at the request of the St Vincent De Paul National Council of Australia Inc (ABN 50 748 098 845), to help those in need in your State/Territory.