GIVIT, Taubmans paint campaign raises $150,000 for communities

GIVIT works with more than 3,400 charity partners on the ground throughout Australia. Photo: Supplied
GIVIT works with more than 3,400 charity partners on the ground throughout Australia. Photo: Supplied

A whopping $150,000 has been raised by DIYers and professional painters for a national charity who will use the funds to support people affected by bushfires, drought, floods and COVID-19.

The 'In It Together' campaign was run by TAUBMANS paint by PPG and national online charity GIVIT.

With many fundraising activities cancelled due to COVID-19, 'In It Together' initially aimed to deliver at least $120,000 for essential goods and rebuilding projects for communities in need.

GIVIT CEO Sarah Tennant said the funds will allow GIVIT to purchase many more essential items to best support people in need.

"Whether it's hardware items and water tanks for a drought-stricken farming community, or supermarket and clothing vouchers for rural families in need, we will put the donated funds to work to make an immediate and positive difference," Ms Tennant explained.

"We also buy locally, wherever possible, to help stimulate the recovery of regional economies, ensuring the impact from every single generous donor is widespread."

People who are still wanting to help can purchase the pain until June, 30.

GIVIT works with more than 3,400 charity partners on the ground throughout Australia to match the donation of goods with the individual and specific needs of recipients.

The GIVIT website is as an online warehouse by removing the need for charities to physically collect, sort and store donations, significantly reducing the administrative and financial burden.

The 'In It Together' campaign comes after catastrophic bushfires devastated regional communities across Australia, many of which were already struggling through drought.

One year earlier, severe flooding brought destruction to farmers and communities in Far North Queensland.

For more information, please visit www.colourtogether.taubmans.com.au

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