Funds raised by IGA Community Chest through specially marked products will go to Special Olympics Australia. Look out for the Community Chest logo in-store.

IGA has partnered with Special Olympics Australia since 1992 & this year marks the 25th anniversary of working together & raising over $1.6 Million.

Special Olympics raises vital funds & awareness so that more people with an intellectual disability can access regular sports, quality training and competition and enjoy all the benefits that sport brings.

IGA’s support of Special Olympics has enabled athletes compete at local, state and international games, training of volunteers & supporting coaches & purchasing of uniforms & equipment.

Together we’ve raised over $1.6 Million

IGA Community Chest & Special Olympics

Look out for this badge between 9th – 29th August 2017 to support Special Olympics Australia

IGA Community Chest supporting Special Olympics Australia

Learn more about Special Olympics Australia.

IGA Community Chest FAQs

How is the money raised?

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.

When is the best time to approach IGA Community Chest?

Any time is a good time. In most states IGA Community Chest beneficiary cheques are distributed throughout the year.

How much money has been raised?

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

How are IGA Community Chest beneficiaries chosen?

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.