Cash for Con­tain­ers to ben­e­fit foun­da­tion

Sunshine Coast Daily - Caloundra Weekly - - NEWS -

WISH­LIST has an­nounced its own Cash for Con­tain­ers ini­tia­tive in hopes of rais­ing funds for lo­cal health ser­vices while ben­e­fit­ing the en­vi­ron­ment.

Con­tainer do­na­tions have be­gun to flow in from Sun­shine Coast Univer­sity Hos­pi­tal as well as Nam­bour and Gympie Hos­pi­tal, as health staff reach into their bins, in­stead of their pock­ets, to sup­port their lo­cal health foun­da­tion.

Cather­ine Buick, Sun­shine Coast Hos­pi­tal and Health Ser­vice’s Di­rec­tor of Op­er­a­tional Sup­port Ser­vices, said they’re proud to sup­port Wish­list in its Cash for Con­tain­ers cam­paign.

“Not only are we help­ing re­duce waste but we’re also as­sist­ing our lo­cal char­ity,” Ms Buick said.

Wish­list have also ap­pealed to lo­cal busi­nesses, com­mu­nity groups, re­tire­ment homes and even schools to do­nate their re­cy­clable trash, on an on­go­ing ba­sis, to help fund vi­tal health ini­tia­tives, lo­cally.

And the re­sults have been hum­bling.

Wish­list Phi­lan­thropic man­ager Hans De Kon­ing said the foun­da­tion will start re­ceiv­ing reg­u­lar re­cy­cling do­na­tions from some busi­nesses.

“We’ve had a great re­sponse to our new­est fundrais­ing ini­tia­tive. And we’re hop­ing the cam­paign con­tin­ues to gain mo­men­tum within the gen­er­ous Sun­shine Coast com­mu­nity.”

Com­mu­nity groups and busi­nesses wish­ing to get in­volved and do­nate con­tain­ers to Wish­list should con­tact Hans De Kon­ing: hans.dekon­[email protected] or 0418 274 318.

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