$15k coughed up via IGA Com­mu­nity Chest

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

AROUND $15,000 has been given away by Port Dou­glas IGA dur­ing the past 12 months to a mul­ti­tude of dif­fer­ent or­gan­i­sa­tions thanks to its Com­mu­nity Chest pro­gram.

The Cor­nett’s IGA Com­mu­nity Chest has been set up with the ex­press pur­pose of help­ing busi­nesses, char­i­ties and lo­cal groups by gen­er­ous do­na­tions funded by peo­ple who shop at IGA.

Shop­pers are able to nom­i­nate their favourite group through­out the year and each time some­one chooses that or­gan­i­sa­tion they ’col­lect’ points and then ev­ery six months the points are tal­lied and this equates to dol­lars.

The cho­sen groups are then able to col­lect those dol­lars and use them at any time they are in need.

IGA Port Dou­glas man­ager Paul Scott said more than $90,000 had been raised since the pro­gram was first launched.

“This is a fan­tas­tic re­sult and we are al­ways pleased and proud to be part of this great com­mu­nity out­pour­ing of gen­eros­ity,” Mr Scott said.

“And we are fully aware that these aren’t the best of times at the mo­ment for a lot peo­ple and busi­nesses and so for $15,000 to be raised - well, it’s just magic and es­pe­cially at this time of the year.”

Photo by PAUL BUT­LER

You beauty: lo­cal com­mu­nity groups shared in $15,000 from IGA yes­ter­day

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