Community digs deep for Hawaiian’s Giving Box Appeal

11 Jan 2020

Hawaiian is proud to announce that its 2019 Giving Box appeal has raised 30,789 meals and 3,169 gifts this Christmas for those in need, through charity partners Foodbank WA and Variety WA.

Hawaiian’s Giving Box appeal took place across Claremont Quarter, Hawaiian’s Bassendean, Hawaiian’s Forrestfield, Hawaiian’s Melville, Hawaiian’s Mezz, Hawaiian’s Noranda and Hawaiian’s Park Centre.

In its seventh year, local communities and schools around Hawaiian Shopping centres were encouraged to donate tinned food, tea, Christmas pudding, gift vouchers, toy cars, dolls, craft supplies and monetary donations during the months of November and December last year. Donations of cash were also accepted, which were converted into meals and gifts for the appeal.

Hawaiian CEO Russell Gibbs said Hawaiian is proud to see the community has gathered together to donate to some extremely worthy causes at a time that can be quite daunting for some people in our local communities.

“Every year we are amazed by the charitable nature of our shoppers who always dig deep during times of need, “ Mr Gibbs said.

Variety WA CEO Tony Hume said the not-for-profit appreciated the communities support and contributions for the first year of the new partnership.

“West Australian’s should be proud of their contributions that will help disadvantaged children throughout the state, every cent and donation helps. “said Mr Hume

Foodbank WA CEO Greg Hebble said the donations have and will support those struggling most in our communities.

“Foodbank WA relies on the generosity of the community to feed thousands of West Aussies every year.

We are very thankful again this year for the large contribution in which the community has come together to donate,” said Mr Hebble.