Farmers and families across drought-ravaged NSW will receive greater community support after Racing NSW and NSW Busi- ness Chamber donated $50,000 to national charity GIVIT.
Official drought charity partner of the NSW Government, GIVIT’s ‘Drought Relief Appeal’ has spent over $300,000 in drought affected areas since August last year, purchasing and coordinating more than 100,000 item donations for 170 frontline charities working with struggling residents.
The sizable donation was raised by over 400 business leaders at the recent NSW Business Chamber and Racing NSW’s ‘Business of Racing’ lunch.
This donation, along with donations from the Australian public, will be used to meet the genuine needs of communities, with a focus on purchasing items locally to also provide an economic benefit to struggling regional businesses.
GIVIT NSW Drought Relief Manager, Scott Barrett, said the generous donation would allow the charity to better meet the wide range of needs of vulnerable families, farmers and at-risk individuals.
“We’re here to help charities and frontline services get exactly what their regional and remote communities need, from a set of tyres for a ute and food for working dogs, to essential school items and uniforms,” said Scott.
GIVIT is free, private and easy to use, and currently supports over 2,800 charities across Australia. If you are a local charity or service, please register at givit.org.au/charity-registration.