Hawaiian’s Giving Box Appeal
Hawaiian’s Shopping Centres are proud to announce it will be teaming up with Foodbank and new partner Variety WA for this year’s Hawaiian’s Giving Box Appeal, to help raise funds for those in need.
Now in its seventh year, the appeal has contributed more than 39,000 meals and 27,000 gifts to local WA communities, providing much needed support to those struggling this Christmas.
Christmas can be a daunting season for disadvantaged families in Western Australia, who are unable to celebrate and take part in festive traditions because of personal hardship or difficult circumstances.
Hawaiian has also partnered with schools in the community for the Giving Box Appeal, with teachers and students playing an active role to gather donations.
Participating schools are given the opportunity to win a number of prizes from Hawaiian – two schools that collect the most kilograms of food will be rewarded, as will the students who collect the highest number of food items.
Hawaiian is encouraging shoppers and visitors to support the appeal by donating food, gifts and cash from 23 November to 31 December 2019.
Donated items can include tinned food, tea, Christmas pudding, gift vouchers, toy cars, dolls and arts and craft supplies to help create a special Christmas for those struggling.
Hawaiian CEO Russell Gibbs said Hawaiian is proud to have the support from local schools who have the chance to make a difference in their local communities.
“Hawaiian’s Giving Box Appeal will once again give back to the people who need it the most at Christmas time, with many children, young people and families struggling at this time of year,” Mr Gibbs said.
“We are proud to have 21 schools from across Perth join in the Giving Box Appeal to make a big difference to the lives of Western Australians.
“The appeal encourages the WA community to get involved and make a positive difference in the local community.”
Variety WA CEO Tony Hume said the not-for-profit appreciated the opportunity to partner with Hawaiian’s Giving Box Appeal.
“With Hawaiian’s support we will be able to help children, who are facing challenges such as illness, disadvantage or disability, to have a special Christmas,” he said.
“We encourage the WA community to donate gifts to Hawaiian’s Giving Box Appeal as it sends a strong message that people do care.”
Foodbank CEO Greg Hebble said many families will struggle to put food on the table this Christmas without the support of the community.
“Donations can make a huge difference to those that are struggling, and the support takes a big stress off when they are provided with items to make a cooked meal or luxury items such as tea, coffee or toiletries,” he said.