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IGA supports Vinnies WA this Christmas

Vinnies WA is delighted to be partnering with IGA for the 10th consecutive year, to support Australians in need this Christmas.  For many, the festive season is a stressful time as they struggle to pay their bills, rent, put food on the table and keep a roof over their head – let alone dream of buying gifts for their children or prepare a special Christmas meal.

The rising cost of living is hitting Australian families hard. Families who have never needed help before are now unable to put food on the table; 1 in 4 people approaching us for help are coming to us for the very first time.

As always, Vinnies WA, with support from IGA, will be there for thousands of Australians seeking assistance to pay their bills, rent, basic expenses, and keep food on the table. We work to prevent people from falling into financial stress and spiralling into homelessness.

IGA has been a national partner of Vinnies since 2012. Through the sales of IGA Community Chest products and Vinnies Appeal tokens, IGA has raised close to $4.5 million to support people during the festive season and natural disasters. We’re calling for your support to help raise funds to support the thousands of Australians doing it tough this Christmas, who need a hand up to make ends meet.

Head into your local IGA this November and December to help locals in need by purchasing a $2 Vinnies bauble or any products with a Community Chest ticket.

Vinnies baubles will be on sale for $2 from 9 November to 25 December 2022, with all funds raised going directly to support people in need.

Plus, products marked with a Community Chest ticket will be available from 7 December to 27 December 2022 at participating IGA stores. You can help us raise even more money just by doing your grocery shop.

What does your support provide?

Funds raised from the sale of Vinnies baubles and products with a Community Chest ticket will be used to provide urgent relief for families who are struggling to survive the increasing cost-of-living-pressures this Christmas and prevent them from spiralling into homelessness. For the many Australians struggling to make ends meet, your support shows that we are all in this together.

  • $46 can help provide food so families don’t go to bed hungry
  • $64 can help a family with prescriptions and medical expenses
  • $182 can help a family with an emergency bill payment
  • $400 can provide rental support so a family doesn’t lose their home this Christmas

IGA is a network of 1,400 independent family-owned businesses that sit at the heart of communities across Australia. Click here to find your local IGA store and thanks for your support in helping locals in need.