Marks Supa IGA hand out Customer Rewards funds
MORE than $300,000 has been distributed to local Mansfield organisations through the Marks IGA Supa Value Customer Rewards program.
The latest round of cheque distribution was held last week at Hotel Delatite where store director Stephen Marks said the program had now been running for some 13 years.
He hoped t his program would continue to grow and get bigger and bigger.
“It is a little sad to see more and more of our customers keeping all their points to themselves, but if organisations such as those represented here tonight can encourage people to still donate their points, then you will all benefit,” Mr Marks said.
He said as new people come into town and join different groups they too should be encouraged to donate points.
“The challenge for your group is to help us convince more of the thousands of Marks’ IGA club members to donate some or all of their points to your group,” Mr Marks said.
“Remember these sums - wtih 50 people shopping at Marks’ IGA every week spending just $200 each, your group could earn $5200 annually.
“We are excited about the potential of this program to raise ever increasing totals as the years roll on.
“Significant increases to donations can be done,” he said.
Mansfield Shire mayor Marg Attley was on hand to congratulate everyone on their rewards and thanked the Marks families and IGA staff for their contribution back to the community.
Recipients of this year’s distribution included:
St Vinnies $328; Bonnie Doon Football Netball Club $178; Mansfield District Hospital $6208; Mansfield Primary School $1135; Mansfield Secondary College $540; St Mary’s Primary School $252; Mansfield Pre-School Centre $364; Jamieson Primary School $455; Mans- field Autistic Statewide Services $587; Mansfield SES $1416; Mansfield Football Netball Club $34; YAFM $205; Jamieson Community Group $53; World Challenge (secondary school students) $270; Mansfield Community Fund $1409.
This totalled $ 14,400 to local groups.
On t op of t hese groups $1937 was donated to the CFA Group through the IGA product sales scheme along with REACH (Jim Stynes Foundation) of $427, bringing this year’s total to $16,765 and the 13 year total to $310,022.