Optus store restoring faith in community
OUR local Optus store has a range of Christian-based charity organisations you can help, simply by signing up to a new contract in-store.
Optus Kingaroy store manager Michaela Hawkins informs us how the locallyfocused company is doing its part to help the community.
“Our incentive is that it’s very important to be giving. It’s a godly-based initiative which is based on biblical principles, which doesn’t focus on making money but instead giving back.
“When a customer signs up to a contract, they can choose one of these charities and our company, Network Communications, will donate 5 per cent of the customer’s bill,” she said.
These charities include Red Frogs Australia, Global Care, SU Queensland, Youth Alive, and many more.
“A lot of people enjoy this scheme because it makes people feel like they’re getting more involved and helping out, rather than just putting all their money to a corporate franchise.
“The customers often come in and say, ‘I’ve never been offered this at other Optus stores,’ and that’s because not all stores do it. That’s the perk of shopping with us and coming back to our local store, because the money goes to a good cause,” Mrs Hawkins said.
She said the team also wanted to do more for these causes within the South Burnett community.
“We want to connect with the chaplains and help them there. I know they do a lot for the kids and there is a struggle for them financially, so we want to continue helping any way we can.
“I do know in the past we have had the Red Frogs come out to work with these chaplains, so we do sausage sizzles and help them raise money, but we’ve also been trying to get them out again to work with the Flexi School at the skate park and give them a fun day for the community.”
GIVING BACK: The local Optus store offers to donate a percentage of its customers’ bills to charity.