Hawaiian’s Giving Box more important than ever

23 November 2020

With the help of the Perth Wildcats, Hawaiian today launches the Giving Box Christmas appeal – and this year, the act of Giving is more important than ever.

The Hawaiian Giving Box helps West Australians who are struggling to get by – and we need your help.

Teaming with Foodbank WA and Variety WA, the Hawaiian Giving Box collects donations of non-perishable food, children’s gifts and monetary donations (via tap + go facilities) which directly help locals in need.

Christmas can be a difficult time for many WA families; but the year of 2020 has been particularly challenging, throwing hardship at more people than ever. Many WA families and children are facing a bleak Christmas.

Let’s change that.

Giant-sized gold Giving Boxes are located at Hawaiian’s shopping centres across the Perth metropolitan area, including Claremont Quarter, Hawaiian’s Bassendean, Hawaiian’s Forrestfield, Hawaiian’s Melville, Hawaiian’s Mezz in Mt Hawthorn, Hawaiian’s Noranda and Hawaiian’s Park Centre in East Victoria Park. Primary schools across 15 Perth suburbs are also collecting for the Hawaiian Giving Box Appeal.

Your donation into a Hawaiian Giving Box will reach a local person in need. The Perth Wildcats have started the Hawaiian Giving Box campaign, donating toys and non-perishable food.

Hawaiian CEO Russell Gibbs hopes the Giving Boxes will be brimming with donations in a show of support for WA people, children and families who might otherwise go without this Christmas.

“This year has been particularly tough on so many West Australians. The Hawaiian Giving Box is an opportunity to give back to people who need it most, to show them we care and to lend a hand,” Mr Gibbs said.

“The Hawaiian Giving Box makes a real and positive difference to the lives of people in our local communities.”

Perth Wildcats head coach Trevor Gleeson said a donation to the Hawaiian Giving Box was giving the gift of hope to a fellow West Australian doing it tough this Christmas.

“The Perth Wildcats are proud to back the Hawaiian Giving Box and show our support to all West Australians this Christmas,” Gleeson said.

Variety WA CEO Tony Hume said WA children facing difficulties due to disadvantage, illness or disability are directly helped by the Hawaiian Giving Box.

“By donating a gift for a WA child or teenager to the Hawaiian Giving Box, you’ll help to bring a smile to a young person in need this Christmas,” Mr Hume said.

Foodbank WA CEO Greg Hebble said the sad reality for many West Australians is that they will go hungry this Christmas.

“That’s not fair,” Mr Hebble said. “By donating a non-perishable food item to the Hawaiian Giving Box you can help make another West Australian’s Christmas a happy and stress-free one,” Mr Hebble said.

Now in its eighth year, the Hawaiian Giving Box has raised more than 30,000kg of food, 39,000 gifts and $48,000 in cash donations for West Australians in need.

Donation ideas for the Hawaiian Giving Box include; tinned food, tea, Christmas pudding, gift vouchers, art and craft supplies, toy cars and books. Second-hand goods cannot be accepted. Monetary donations go direct to Foodbank WA and Variety WA to use in their programs to help disadvantaged West Australians.