Through IGA Community Chest we’ve raised well over $80m to help local communities.

 

Every day across the country IGA Community Chest raises funds to support local communities, charities and other worthwhile causes. It could be in response to a major event like floods or bush fires or something as simple as new soccer balls for the local under 8’s.

The money is raised in a number of ways but predominately through the purchase of products with an IGA Community Chest logo on the label.

In addition to supporting major IGA Community Chest Programs, IGA Beerwah focusses on supporting local Community Groups who work to help others in our area.

We look forward to continuing this support and encourage our valued customers to help out by purchasing Community Chest products.  If you want to help raise more money for these worthwhile groups you can check out our loyalty program.  Our MyIGA card members can elect to donate their points earned from their grocery shopping to one or more of these groups.  Ask in store for a MyIGA card, go online to register and select one or more of these groups and help us help them.

As part of this support our 10 local groups received a total donation of  $10,000

Beerwah & District Rural Fire Brigade

Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors

Sippy Creek Animal Refuge

St Vincent De Paul Landsborough

Beerwah State School P&C

Glasshouse Mountains State School P&C

Glasshouse Country Christian College

Landsborough State School P&C

Peachester State School P&C

Beerwah State High School Chaplaincy

Each received a donation of $1000.00 to assist with their fundraising efforts.

“The money is raised in a number of ways but predominately through the purchase of products with an IGA Community Chest logo on the label.”

How are IGA Community Chest beneficiaries chosen?

We have a tiered system for choosing beneficiaries.
1) For local activities the beneficiaries are chosen by the local stores
2) Regional activities are chosen by the region or group of stores
3) State beneficiaries are chosen in consultation with the State Executive and Board.

Here are a couple of tips on becoming an IGA Community Chest beneficiary?

It’s best to approach your local IGA store directly. Prepare a pitch and it may include;
An overview of your organisation and/or the individual that you’d like supported. What support are you looking for – monies, donations of goods, providing team jumpers, holding regular fundraising at the store, group registrations at the store, etc. How the donation will be used and your timing. Is there anything you can offer in return to IGA? Don’t forget to include your contact details.