The first business has signed on to sponsor the Mayor's Christmas Cheer Appeal which will see hampers delivered to 20 families in need during the festive season.
The team at The Optical Superstore Bundaberg have thrown their support behind the appeal, pledging $1300.
The appeal raises funds to buy food hampers for local residents who need a hand to make their Christmas special.
The hampers will be distributed by Salvation Army, St Vincent de Paul, Angels Community Group and Childers and Gin Gin Neighbourhood Centres.
The Optical Superstore Bundaberg owners Andy and Karen Christiansen are the first business to sign up to support the cause through a bronze Mayor's Christmas Appeal sponsorship package.
The duo said, as locals themselves, they understood the importance of giving back to the community that had supported them over the years.
“We want to acknowledge the need to support, in particular, those among us who are less fortunate,” Karen said.
“To make changes to improve the health and wellbeing of everyone in our community, we need to understand that support can make a big difference.
“We wish to thank the community for their support of our business over the years and also our wonderful staff.
“Hopefully we can make a positive change to those in need during the festive season through this appeal.”
Bundaberg Region Mayor Jack Dempsey thanked Optical Superstore staff for their involvement.
“It’s this type of generosity that the Bundaberg Region is so well known for and why I’m so proud to be part of this wonderful community,” he said.
“The appeal is an innovative concept which would see our community rally together for residents less fortunate than ourselves.
“But more than that, it provides support to the charities whose volunteers and staff work tirelessly year-round to fundraise for this and many other causes.
“It shows these charities that we recognise and appreciate what they do and brings us together as a community.”
Mayor's Christmas Cheer Appeal sponsorship
Your sponsorship will allow us to make up 200 hampers.
Investment: $13,000 plus GST
Your sponsorship will allow us to make up 100 hampers.
Investment: $6,500 plus GST
Your sponsorship will allow us to make up 50 hampers.
Investment: $3,250 plus GST
Your sponsorship will allow us to make up 20 hampers.
Investment: $1,300 plus GST
You will be named on the Mayor’s Christmas Cheer Appeal page.
Investment: $65 plus GST per hamper
Whether you are an agri-business, food retailer or other business and would
like to donate up to 650 items for our hampers, we’d love to have you on board!
Please contact us to have a chat and we’ll look at the best way to promote your
Find out more about Mayor's Christmas Cheer Appeal sponsorship options and inclusions here.