After being devastated by recent bushfires, floods and prolonged drought, several districts across Australia now face the additional pressure of COVID-19 measures. To help support these communities, PPG architectural brand, Taubmans, and not-for-profit organisation, GIVIT, got together to launch the national ‘In It Together’ campaign.
Until 30 June 2020, every four-litre tin of Taubmans Endure, All Weather, Easycoat and Sunproof paint purchased from Bunnings, Bristol, Taubmans and participating independent hardware and paint specialist stores* will support GIVIT’s efforts to provide essential items to those in need. At a crucial time, the In It Together campaign is set to deliver at least $120,000 for essential goods and rebuilding projects in impacted communities.
GIVIT works with more than 3,000 charity partners throughout Australia to match the donation of goods with the individual and specific needs of recipients. The GIVIT website acts as a virtual warehouse by removing the need for charities to physically collect, sort and store donations, significantly reducing the administrative and financial burden.
“GIVIT will use 100 percent of the donations received from the In It Together campaign to purchase essential items requested by charities and recovery services for their clients,” explains Sarah Tennant, GIVIT CEO. “Whether it’s water tanks for a drought-stricken farming community or supermarket vouchers for families in need, we will put the donation to work to make an immediate and positive difference. We also buy locally wherever possible to help stimulate the recovery of regional economies, ensuring the impact is widespread.”
The In It Together campaign follows PPG’s $98,437 donation in February to the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery fund which included PPG employee donations matched dollar for dollar by the company.
*Applies to purchases of the select four-litre Taubmans paint products from participating stores until 30 June 2020. Look for the In It Together signage in stores or visit www.taubmans.com.au.