The founder of Australian not-for-profit GIVIT said she is thrilled to be a charity partner for Australia’s biggest celebration of Spring, Floriade, as the charity launches into the Canberra and surrounds with the support of the ACT government.
CEO and founder of GIVIT, Juliette Wright, said the need for GIVIT in the ACT is enormous.
“More than 22,000 Canberrans are currently living in poverty,” Mrs Wright said, “but we all have something in our homes that’s high quality and that we don’t use any more – through GIVIT, you can donate your pre-loved items to someone who really needs them. Items such as washing machines, fridges, linen and laptops are being requested right now by some of Canberra’s most respected charitable organisations.
“I’m incredibly excited to be officially launching GIVIT into the ACT and the partnership with Floriade is the perfect opportunity to encourage people to have a look around their homes at the items they’re not using any more and list them on our website.
“For Australia’s biggest celebration of Spring, I’d love to see the people of the ACT have a spring clean and turn it into a celebration of giving too.”
During Floriade, which will attract more than 500,000 visitors from 16 September until 15 October 2017 in Canberra, GIVIT will host #DonateRejuvenate House. Visitors and businesses will have the opportunity to pledge items to #DonateRejuvenate House which will be donated directly to Canberra’s most vulnerable residents.
Are you keen to get involved with GIVIT during Floriade? Here are a few ways you can show your support:
• Get amongst the action and volunteer at #DonateRejuvenate House. For more info, contact email@example.com
• If you are a corporate donor wishing to donate goods to #DonateRejuvenate House, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
• During the school holidays, bring along the kids to participate in BUGS + BLOOMS Creative Kids Workshops at #DonateRejuvenate House. For more info, visit floriadeaustralia.com/children/
We hope to see you there!