Myer customers nationally have helped to raise $110,000 for flood-affected families by rounding up the cost of their purchase to the nearest dollar and donating the difference to charity.
Myer has been running a national POS Round Up campaign to support those impacted by this devastating weather event.
Myer Townsville store manager, Hayley Tanna, said, “All funds raised through the POS Round Up campaign will go directly to GIVIT and assist those affected by the floods in Townsville. Donations will provide critical support to residents impacted by the flooding as well as providing longer recovery support to re-establish homes and help communities recover.
“The generosity of our local community is extraordinary and I would also like to thank the Townsville team for getting behind the fundraising effort. Some of our team members have been affected by the floods, or know members of the community who have been, so this is fundraising effort is very close to their hearts.”
L to R: Hayley Tanna, Paul Goodall, Tony-Sutton (Myer) and Ross Goodwin (GIVIT) with another Myer Townsville staff member
GIVIT CEO Juliette Wright said, “We thank Myer customers for their generosity through this campaign and can assure them that 100% of the funds raised will be spent on items for people who need it the most in Townsville and flood affected areas.”
GIVIT has been selected as Myer’s Charity Partner. GIVIT, in partnership with the Queensland Government and Townsville City Council, are managing all offers of assistance for the Queensland Floods.
GIVIT works closely with local agencies, charities and community groups to identify needs within the community. Partners for this event include: Townsville City Council, Department of Communities, Lifeline, the Australian Red Cross, Salvation Army, St Vincent de Paul Society as well as a range of smaller neighbourhood centres and community groups. In order to support the economic recover of affected communities, GIVIT is committed to purchasing from local retailers wherever possible.