Hawaiian's Giving Box appeal is launched

22 Nov 2019

Christmas can be a difficult time for many West Australians.

Purchasing gifts, putting food on the table and having enough money to get by, can be a challenge.

Hawaiian wants to make a positive difference in people’s lives; and with this goal in mind; we developed the award-winning Giving Box; to provide food and gifts to people in need at Christmas time and beyond.

Hawaiian is proud to launch the 2019 Giving Box appeal and with the help of two important charities, Variety WA and Foodbank WA, gifts donated to the Giving Box will go direct to children and adults in need.

Gold Giving Boxes are now located inside all of Hawaiian’s suburban shopping centres and Claremont Quarter to receive donations of non-perishable food, children’s gifts and monetary donations (through tap-and-go facilities) until December 31.

Variety WA, the local children’s charity helps disadvantaged, sick and special needs kids in WA. Thousands of WA children go without at Christmas and gifts donated to the Hawaiian Giving Box will help bring a smile to their faces when they get receive a gift at Christmas.

Foodbank WA is Australia’s biggest hunger-relief organisation, distributing food throughout WA to people who cannot afford to buy what they need. Let’s not allow a WA family to be hungry at Christmas.

Hawaiian is pleased to announce that 21 Perth Primary schools are also behind this year’s Giving Box appeal and students at these schools will collect for the Giving Box appeal. Schools which collect the most have the chance to win cash prizes from Hawaiian to put towards programs or projects at their school.

We’re pleased to add that our valued retailers, office building tenants and our important corporate partners are also supporting this year’s Giving Box appeal in various ways.

Now in its seventh year, Hawaiian’s Giving Box has donated 74,000 meals and 38,000 gifts to local people in need.

Hawaiian CEO Russell Gibbs said Hawaiian is proud to again partner with Foodbank WA and new partner, Variety WA.

“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 this year to have partnered with Variety WA for the first time to support an organisation dedicated to helping disadvantaged children.

“The Giving Box appeal encourages the WA community to get involved and make a positive difference in the local community.”

How you can donate:

For kids:

If you’d like to give a gift to a child, these are suitable: Toy cars, blocks, dolls, art and craft supplies. Older kids need gifts too; gift vouchers and sporting goods – help to put smiles on teenage faces. Pop it in the Giving Box unwrapped.

These are not suitable:Soft toys, puzzles and board games.

Food at Christmas:

If you’d like to give a food gift, these are suitable: Tinned food, tea and coffee and even Christmas pudding are great ideas.

These are not suitable:Perishable food, fresh fruit and vegetables and diary items.

Money donations:

The Giving Boxes are fitted with tap-and-go facilities, so you can make a donation using your bank card. You can also make a gold coin donation at the Giving Box and at our Christmas activities in each Hawaiian shopping centre. Your donation will go directly into programs run by Foodbank WA and Variety WA – helping disadvantaged West Australians at Christmas time.

To learn more about the Hawaiian Giving Box appeal or to make a donation, please visit here