Gift wrapping booth raises $7183.60 for local charity
We are delighted to share that our gift wrapping booth raised a record-breaking $7183.60 for Morningside Urban Market Garden! A big thank you to everyone who contributed towards this fantastic result.
Each year our gift wrapping booth offers shoppers a chance to wrap up to three gifts for a gold coin donation, with all proceeds going to a local charity. This year, we partnered with Morningside Urban Market Garden, a grassroots organization who help grow business and market gardening skills among migrant and refugee background women with little or no formal education. The holistic model also supplies hyper-local organic produce to local cafes and businesses.
The charity's founder, Jason Dodunksi, was thrilled with the donation and shared with us how the funds would be used.
"The team are really grateful for the generous contribution and support. As you know we are focused over the summer season on refining our processes and systems and scaling up production across both our sites. The donations from the Christmas gift wrapping booth will be put to good use to support the team to continue their good work, support some additional training and enable us to bring in some additional growing and systems expertise to support us as we refine our processes over the next few months."
If you know someone making a positive impact on their local community be sure to keep an eye out for our 2020 Local Hero nominations later in the year.