Paint charity benefits regions

PPG joins forces with not-for-profit GIVIT

The "In It Together" campaign is helping ravaged communities make a recovery

PPG Industries through its Taubmans paint brand is working with GIVIT on a national initiative to help regional areas that have been devastated by the recent bushfires, floods, prolonged drought and are now facing the additional pressures from the coronavirus.

Until June 30, every four-litre tin of Taubmans Endure, All Weather, Easycoat and Sunproof paint bought from Bunnings, Bristol, Taubmans and participating independent hardware and paint specialist stores will support GIVIT's efforts to provide essential items to regional communities in need.

The campaign Is expected to deliver at least $120,000 for essential goods and rebuilding projects in impacted communities.

Anne Neeson, general manager, PPG architectural coatings, Australia and New Zealand, said:

There's been a huge outpouring of support for bushfire-affected communities in recent times, which has been absolutely incredible.
Sadly, many Australians are also experiencing hardship due to the relentless drought and previous damaging floods. During this extremely challenging time - with the coronavirus only making things harder - we want to ensure regional and rural communities continue to get the help they need to recover and rebuild. Our partnership with GIVIT will funnel support in the most effective, efficient and lasting way possible.

GIVIT works with more than 3000 charity partners nationwide 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. Sarah Tennant, GIVIT CEO, said:

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.

In addition to immediate assistance, the ongoing partnership between Taubmans and GIVIT aims to address the long-term needs of these communities by facilitating rebuilding projects that offer lasting and widespread benefits.

Sourced from The Advocate