The Warehouse Matamata donated almost $400 to two local organisations last week. Firth Primary was handed a cheque for $195 and Hand to Hand Consulting, a not-for-profit organisation offering free workshops to Matamata people, was awarded $200. The funds came from the sale of plastic bags for 10 cents each. Store manager Willie Hall said 100 per cent of the profit made from selling bags goes to local causes. Pictured (above) are Firth Primary students Benjamin Pilmore-Evans and Katherine Griffits, front, with principal James Eldridge, checkout operator Yana Griffits and Mr Hall. Also pictured (below), is Mr Hall with Amy Martin of Hand to Hand Consulting and team member Joe Hunt.
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