Bunnings Warehouse, Australia’s favourite snag vendor and occasional hardware store, has announced a national sausage sizzle fundraiser to assist communities impacted by the recent bushfires which have ravaged NSW and Queensland.
On Friday, November 22 – Friday being a rarity for Bunnings sausage sizzles – folks across the nation will be able to wander up to their nearest big, green box, drop a few bucks on a sanga, and know 100% of all funds raised will go where they’re needed most.
In a statement, a Bunnings spokesperson said the company will work with GIVIT, a platform connecting charities to items that people really, truly need to get back on their feet.
GIVIT’s chief, Sarah Tennant, added that the funds would hopefully be used aid local businesses in hard-hit regions.
“We are also committed to purchasing locally wherever possible to support the economic recovery of these affected areas,” Tennant said.
It’s not the first time those two gave partnered, either. Bunnings said it went through GIVIT in 2018 to distribute $1.25 million to those impacted by the drought, and again in 2019, when it chucked over $300,000 to communities hit by floods in Townsville and fires in Tassie.
Of course, if you’re not the kind of person who enjoys a meaty sausage on white bread, you can contribute directly on the GIVIT site.