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We are an active member of the community.
Since our inception our community has been a big part of our identity. It is because of our valued locals that we are able to develop unique relationships and be sensitive to our community's needs. This page is dedicated to all those who have contributed and taken part in making our environment better.
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We're excited to announce that we've partnered with @Hands Across Canberra for Supahands! Supahands is an online campaign raising funds for over 300 Canberran charities supporting the regions most vulnerable, including @Ngunnawal Street Pantries, @VolunteeringACT and @Lifeline Canberra.
You’re invited to ‘be a local supahero’ during this difficult time by making an online donation directly to Hands Across Canberra or by making a donation when shopping in-store by scanning a QR code at Supabarn Casey, Supabarn Crace or Supabarn Kingston.
With many Canberran charities already at capacity, every bit of support helps. So come on Canberra, don your cape and be a local supahero today!
Together, we can support our local charities and organisations, while continuing to assist those Canberrans who need it most.
Play Dough Care Packages -
Community Services #1
A couple of weeks ago we donated some play dough ingredients to the Narrabundah Children's Cottage and Marlee Early Education and Care Centre. The team at the centre were making craft-care packages for their kiddies and families who have to stay home during this time (in Canberra). The care packages are a way to keep the community connected and to remind them that we are thinking of them.
We hope that everyone in our diverse community continue to work together. A special thank you to Robby, a volunteer from Community Services #1, who reached out to us!
MIX106.3 Ordinary Hero - Gary Molhotra
Nearly every day local Canberran Gary and his team cook up to nearly 5000 free meals for Canberrans doing it tough right now. Thank you Gary!
A few weeks ago our friends from local Canberra radio station MIX106.3 reached out to us and together with the radio team we have contributed some gift cards to Gary's initiative Ken Behrens Helping Hands.
You can also read about Gary's initiative on MIX106.3 website now.
Photo credit (image right): Ken Behrens Helping Hands team via Facebook.
Black Summer Bushfires donation
The period between 2019 transitioning to 2020 saw one of the most heartbreaking events of our recent history unfold. The Black Summer Bushfires.
As part of efforts to assist the NSW RFS volunteers and those residents of bushfire affected areas we donated up to 100 palettes of water to places where it was needed the most. Additionally, Our Supabarn Casey store worked with the Country Women's Association Gungahlin branch to assit our local shopping centre, Casey Market Town, in collecting donations from the community to be sent to The G Spot Canberra (that became a temporary donation hub) so that trucks could distribute them to the South Coast. The trucks actually made their way to the smaller coastal towns as far down South to Bermagui and the Brown Mountain area. A total of 19 Palettes of donations were collected, wrapped and sent to The G Spot to be delivered by the trucks.
A special thank you to the My Gungahlin team who helped oversee the delivery of some of the water palettes to the Queanbeyan Showground, Bungendore and Yass Bushfire Relief Centre.
We would like to thank our community for always showing their never ending support and kindness. Our thoughts are with those affected by the bushfire.
The video below is of one of our water palettes, along with various other donations at The G Spot, being received and sorted into different piles for the trucks to deliver.
Packs of water delivered to the Queanbeyan Showground by our Casey store team members and Mark from the My Gunghalin team on 5 January 2020. This photo was taken by Mark.
Video link of the delivery to the Yass Bushfire Relief centre is here.
Video link to our water pallettes being loaded on trucks here.
The image here are of the beautiful volunteers Heather, Caterina and Melissa (not pictured) of CWA Gungahlin, local Georgie and her children and Julie from Barton Estate Wines who had provided invaluable assistance in sorting, packing and labelling the donations at the Casey Market Town donation point. Supabarn Casey provided the water palettes, empty palettes and wrapping material for this activity.
Photo was taken on 11 January 2020.
A full truck of donations being clapped away by volunteers and locals at The G Spot as it starts making its way to the South Coast. Video/ Photo was taken on 7 January 2020.
Video link here.
past / Other activities
Sleepy Burrows Wombat Sanctuary -
July Fundraising Campaign
In July we spent the month collecting donations at our check-outs for the Sleepy Burrows Wombat Sanctuary . The organisation has been ordering boxes of sweet potatoes every week from our Crace store for the last 3-4 years. We have raised $1256.20 together for the sanctuary 💪.Monica, a volunteer at the sanctuary, sent us a quick message thanking our community for the donation. The dollars are going towards upgrading some of the wombat burrows that had been damaged by recent rains.
SBWS has been operating since 2005 from their site near Gundaroo, NSW. It is a place 'Where wombats dominate, and humans accommodate' and more than 1400 wombats have been helped by Donna Stepan, OAM, and her dedicated group of volunteers. Their mission is to protect the bare nosed wombat species now and into the future for all Australians.
Leukaemia Foundation - April Fundraising Campaign
We had been a proud Leukaemia Foundation community supporter! Thank you to everyone who contributed to the cause.
The funds raised will help provide free accommodation near treating hospitals, financial assistance and emotional support to families facing blood cancer. Not to mention, will help fund crucial research so that we can conquer blood cancer! See how you can Get Involved with the Leukaemia Foundation today here: https://www.leukaemia.org.au/get-involved/
In March Brooke, one of our Casey deli team member, participated in the World’s Greatest Shave (raising nearly $2,500). We were so inspired by her contribution that for the whole month of April we will be assisting the Leukaemia Foundation more by setting up acrylic donation boxes to collect your donations at our check-outs!
ROTARY 2021 AUSSIE PEACE WALK
We proudly sponsored the 2021 APW from mid-2020 to March 2021. The cause was to help Rotary raise funds to immunise 100,000 children against life-threatening diseases from 9 Pacific Island nations! Website: https://aussiepeacewalk.com.au/ .
Supabarn endeavours to support our community to Live Well. Every year in the Pacific Islands hundreds of children do not live long enough to see their 5th birthday due to contracting preventable diseases. We were raising funds for 3 vaccines to be distributed to the affected communities, by UNICEF, and they are: Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV), Rotavirus vaccine and Human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV).
GOLD CREEK SCHOOL BREAKFAST CLUB DONATION
An amazing initiative by the student, teachers and personnel of Gold Creek School (GCS)! Every Wednesday mornings the school's Breakfast Club offers free breakfast to students on campus. Brekkie is the most important meal of the day, but sometimes life gets in the way and some kids may miss their morning meal. The Breakfast club is also a great way for the student and teachers to interact in an informal setting too. Casey Supabarn is happy to donate food and make ongoing contribution to the club. This is an ongoing relationship between GCS and Supabarn entering into its 2nd year.
Read GCS Facebook post about the day here.
Photo credit to Gold Creek School team.
SUPABARN x HOMIE T-SHIRTS
Supabarn proudly supports HoMie to help young people experiencing homelessness and hardship. When we order these shirts we are contributing to the betterment of those doing it tough. When you visit our stores, you will be able to see some of our team members wearing these! Pictured here are Keveen's Supabarn team at Kingston wearing their HoMie t-shirts.
HoMie supports young people affected by homelessness or hardship to equip them with skills, confidence and experiences to be more work-ready and better prepared for their future.
Find out more: www.homie.com.au