IGA has partnered with Special Olympics Australia since 1992 & helped raise over $1.8 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 $1.8 Million
IGA has been involved with the Special Olympics for over 25 years and to date you have helped us raise more than $1.8 million dollars.
We couldn’t be prouder of this partnership and all the athletes this organisation supports!
IGA Community Chest supporting Special Olympics Australia
Learn more about Special Olympics Australia.
For every product with a Community Chest ticket sold at IGA stores, Metcash Trading Limited will contribute 1 cent to Special Olympics Australia through the IGA Community Chest Trust. For more information, see www.iga.com.au/communitychest, or contact Metcash or the Trust at 1 Thomas Holt Drive, Macquarie Park 2113, 02 9741 3000 and fax 02 9741 3399.
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.
1-2c from each product bearing the IGA Community Chest ticket is collected by IGA Community Chest Limited (1 Thomas Holt Drive, Macquarie Park NSW 2113, ph 02 9741 3000, fax 02 9741 3399, www.iga.com.au/community-chest). Between 11th April – 1st May 2018, all funds raised by IGA Community Chest through these products will be donated to Special Olympics Australia.