Naracoorte success story MiniJumbuk, will support victims in the recent Kangaroo Island, Adelaide Hills and Yorke Peninsula bushfires by providing quality wool bedding packages to individuals and families who have lost their homes in the recent devastating South Australian blazes.
MiniJumbuk will work with the Lions Club, Naracoorte Lucindale Council, local businesses and the entire South East community to raise money for the Dollars4Doonas campaign. For every $50 raised, MiniJumbuk will donate a locally made wool bedding package valued at $350.
Consisting of a quality wool quilt and two pillows, these packages will go to those who have registered and will be provided to every affected family member. The company will donate up to 1000 quilts and 2000 pillows, depending on the amount of money raised by the community.
Managing Director of MiniJumbuk, Darren Turner, believes the fundraiser is a wonderful way for the community to come together and show their support to families who have lost their homes - it's a small but significant way to help those in need.
The campaign has been inspired by the success of the programme following Victoria's Black Saturday fires in Victoria. In 2009, the Dollars 4 Doonas project raised in excess of $30,000 and with MiniJumbuk's support was able to donate over 600 quilts and 1000 pillows to fire ravaged communities.
Local schools will again be asked to get involved by creating artwork with personal messages that will be inserted into the bedding packages. Schools will also be encouraged to help in the fundraising effort - no donation is too small.
Naracoorte Lucindale Council Mayor, Erika Vickery OAM, is confident the community will dig deep.
This is a community which has a very caring, generous spirit. This project is community led and I am sure it will be very well supported as we have all been touched by the severe impacts of the bushfires.
Dollars 4 Doonas will be administered by local Service Clubs in the regions affected and will be coordinated by the Lions Club of Naracoorte. The aim is to raise funds in the coming weeks and have the bedding packages delivered to the families by the end of March.
For more information visit www.dollars4doonas.org