Bunnings is once again taking its famous sausage sizzles nationwide, to raise funds in support of communities affected by the recent bushfires.
On Friday, January 24 from 9am to 4pm, staff for the retail giant will be on the tongs serving sausage sangas with all profits going straight to the Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund. You can bet the local soccer club will be back fundraising for new jerseys and orange slices the following week.
Bunnings is also taking customer donations for the Red Cross and will match any contributions from its own team members. Even the Bunnings stores across the pond in New Zealand are lending a hand by fundraising in aid of Aussie communities.
Bunnings raised more than $600,000 for bushfire and drought relief from the national sausage sizzle held on November 22, following the terrible early start to the bushfire season. Let’s hope the next one is as successful.
— GIVIT (@GIVIT_AUS) November 28, 2019
Bunnings’ owners, Wesfarmers is also fundraising across its other retail platforms including Kmart, Target, and Officeworks. The stationary chain is hosting a fundraising drive on January 24. Officeworks will match donations from both customers and staff.
Of course, Bunnings isn’t the only one lending a hand. So far, hundreds of millions of dollars have been donated from celebrities, mining magnates, musicians and more. Even Shane Warne auctioned his beloved Baggy Green in support of the relief efforts raising over $1 million.
So head along to Bunnings on January 24 and grab a snag or two, knowing it’s going to a better cause than your stomach. For anyone who can’t make it, Bunnings is accepting donations through its website via the link below. This is that one time we can’t fault the hardware giant for not beating the competition by 10%.