IGA and Vinnies Christmas Appeal
IGA are delighted to partner with Vinnies once again this year, embracing the true spirit of Christmas and throwing our support behind the 2018 Vinnies Christmas Appeal to help those most in need.
As a network of proud independent grocers who are passionate about serving the local community and giving back, we believe in championing people in need. IGA has been a proud national partner of the Vinnies Christmas Appeal since 2012 and in this time through a variety of initiatives and the generous support of IGA staff and customers, more than $1.5 million has been raised. Together we can do so much more.
If you want to help bring cheer to what can be a difficult time of the year for many people, it’s pretty simple. All you have to do is purchase a $2 Vinnies Christmas Bauble from any local participating* IGA store from the 7th November until the 24th December 2018, with all funds raised going directly to the Vinnies Christmas Appeal.
Another way you can support the great work Vinnies does is by keeping an eye out for products marked with the Community Chest logo in store. Through its Community Chest Program, IGA raises funds to support local charities and other worthwhile causes. The initiative sees most IGA store owners across Australia collect funds through the sale of specially marked products. From the 5th December until the 24th December 2018, 1 cent from each product marked with the Community Chest logo at participating IGA stores will be donated to the Vinnies Christmas Appeal.
The money raised from the IGA Vinnies Christmas Appeal will be used to support the amazing work Vinnies does in providing food and vital support to thousands of people experiencing homelessness and disadvantage across Australia.
Each year Vinnies provides more than $100 million in support to people doing it tough. This includes crisis accommodation, assistance with paying bills, clothing, furniture and basics such as food hampers and supermarket vouchers. In the last financial year, Vinnies provided people in need with more than 1.5 million meals and nearly 700,000 bed nights.
Sadly, over the Christmas and New Year period the need only intensifies for people struggling to make ends meet. Your vital support buying a Vinnies Christmas Bauble allows Vinnies to continue to rebuild lives and restore hope.
Make sure you pick up a $2 Vinnies Christmas Bauble today!
*Vinnies Christmas Baubles are available at IGA stores in NSW, VIC, QLD and WA. Baubles are not available in TAS and Foodland IGA stores. All funds from the sale of IGA Vinnies Christmas Baubles will be donated to the Vinnies Christmas Appeal to support people across Australia who need help this festive season.