In the fourth year of the Hawaiian Giving Box partnership with Foodbank and Anglicare WA, over one thousand local students have participated with the donation drive this year, collecting thousands of dollars worth of donations.
Growing up in a world of social media, where we so often ‘like and share’ a post to raise awareness of an issue with the best intentions, the next step of donating can often be missed. The Hawaiian Giving Box school program has been introduced to the local schools to engage students in the conversation of why giving to others is important and to introduce them to the fulfilling feeling of physically giving to others.
Hawaiian Director and CEO, Russell Gibbs said the partnership plays further into the company's approach to engage with the community and create a connection.
“If we can connect these kids at a young age with the important work these charities carry out in our state, then we have achieved what we have set out to do.”
“It has also been a great way to create a connection between Foodbank and Anglicare with these local schools for other programs, including the Foodbank Breakfast Program.” Mr Gibbs continued.
The students participated from local schools, including:
- Ashfield Primary School
- Aranmore Catholic Primary School
- Dalkeith Primary School
- East Vic Park Primary School
- Guildford Primary School
- Weld Square Primary School