Support for Need a Feed grows with businesses thinking outside the square

After Sebelle Salon owner Lina Sorrentino began offering free hair cuts to people gathering in Globe Lane for $1 coffees from the Need A Feed coffee van the Wollongong charity is attracting more business support.

Karen Meiring de Gonzalez, of Skin Correctives, is the latest to find a unique way to help put food on the table of people doing it a little tougher than most.

Need A Feed founder Shaz Harrison said Mrs Meiring de Gonzalez is donating 20 $50 vouchers for the charity to sell online for $30 to raise money for its programs.

“It is a win, win for everyone,” she said.

“Karen gets more business, the person who buys them gets a good deal on the voucher and Need A Feed is creating a different kind of fundraiser”.

Mrs Meiring de Gonzalez said she has known about the great work Ms Harrison does for a long time.

“We are always keen to help wherever and whenever we can in terms of helping the community. And we are in a business where we like to make people feel good”.

Finding a unique way to help put food on the table of people in need is one way Skin Correctives decided it could do that. “Just knowing we can put back into the community is great. People who buy the vouchers for $30 can put the $50 towards any service at the clinic”.

There are some terms and conditions written on the vouchers which are an example of what Illawarra businesses can do by thinking a little outside the square.

“I am hoping people really get on board this different approach to fundraising which can be used for any business,” Ms Harrison said.

This article was originally published by Greg Ellis, Illawarra Mercury, 20th July 2019


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