This festive season, Hawaiian, owner and manager of Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa has once again partnered with Foodbank WA and Anglicare WA on Hawaiian’s Giving Box program, helping families in need to have a happier Christmas.
Every year, thousands of disadvantaged families in Western Australia are unable to celebrate this special time of the year, due to personal hardship or difficult life circumstances.
This year Hawaiian and Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa, are supporting Foodbank WA and Anglicare WA to make a difference to the lives of those in need in the Kimberley, by providing funds to support services within the region.
Through a $5,000 cash donation to the Hawaiian Giving Box, Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa will help Foodbank WA provide meals to Broome Primary School, Broome Senior High School, Cable Beach Primary School, St Mary’s College and West Kimberley Clontarf Academy.
Additionally, the support will provide Anglicare WA with assistance to develop the Transition Girls Group program, which provides support to young women who have suffered from family and domestic violence.
Throughout the Perth metropolitan region, Hawaiian is encouraging retailers, tenants and shoppers to donate non-perishable food, children's gifts and Christmas items in the gold Giving Boxes located within participating Hawaiian properties across WA.
Hawaiian CEO Russell Gibbs said the Hawaiian Giving Box program was first introduced in 2013 to make it easier for the WA community to come together and make a difference in the lives of those who need a helping hand.
“Every year, many Western Australians experience food insecurity, with a growing number of children, young people and families requiring assistance,” he said.
“We’re proud to be partnering with Foodbank WA and Anglicare WA again for the fifth year – both organisations have deep roots in the local community and a strong network to distribute resources to those who need them most.
“Our Giving Boxes encourage the WA community to get involved and make a positive impact – every little bit counts.”
Anglicare WA CEO Ian Carter said community contributions to the Hawaiian Giving Box can make a positive difference to families struggling to afford the essentials at Christmas.
“Families doing it tough have complex needs, and small gifts can bring joy to their children,” he said.
Hawaiian has also partnered with schools across WA for the Giving Box Appeal. Giving Boxes were placed within the nominated schools to encourage students, teachers and their families to come together and support the appeal. The program will run from 17 November to 13 December.
In 2017, Hawaiian’s Giving Box raised a total of 5,730kg of food equating to 21,736 meals, and 9,013 gifts, supporting over 30,000 Western Australian families in need.