Woolies raise key funds

FUNDS GO A LONG WAY: From left, Adelaide North Special School students and staff have benefited from Woolworths' team up with Variety. Pictured are Byron (Principal), Damian, Kyle, Dakoda, Bethany and Mikala. Photo: supplied.
FUNDS GO A LONG WAY: From left, Adelaide North Special School students and staff have benefited from Woolworths' team up with Variety. Pictured are Byron (Principal), Damian, Kyle, Dakoda, Bethany and Mikala. Photo: supplied.

Woolworths customers in Whyalla will be given the opportunity to round up their purchase to support the Variety Fundraising Appeal, which provides transport for children with a disability this October.

Customers can purchase a $2 token or round up their purchase to the nearest dollar to donate to Variety the next time they shop in-store until November 2.

Variety has partnered with Woolworths across all its South Australian stores since 2016, and together with the supermarket customers have raised more than $1 million to date.

Funds from this month's Appeal will go towards Variety's Sunshine Coach program, which involves 1400 Variety Sunshine Coahces providing transport to organisations that cater for children with a physical disability, regional or social disadvantage.

Woolworths Whyalla Group Manager Yasna Munoz said she was pleased to support Variety and in turn help children across South Australia.

"These donations have a direct positive impact on many families and proves a little bit of good can go a long way," she said.

"The dedication and support of our team and the generosity of our customers means we can make a real difference in caring for the community, and we thank all our customers who can make a donation."

Variety SA CEO Mark McGill said he was grateful for the support of all Woolworths customers across SA which allows them to do the work they do.

"Grants from this month's Fundraising Appeal will allow us to invest in our Variety Sunshine Coaches across South Australia," he said.

"Our coaches support thousands of kids each week and are one of the key enablers which give children access to the community.

"The Variety Sunshine Coaches allow kids to attend excursions, extra curricular activities, and experience a range of special programs and cultural activities that would otherwise be denied to them."