ONE MILLION MICRODONATIONS FROM GENEROUS PIZZA LOVERS (AU)
In just six months, generous pizza lovers across the Country have generously rounded up their order over one million times with the microdonations being collected by Domino’s Round Up For Charity initiative.
The small change is already making a big difference with it all being donated to Domino’s registered charity, Give for Good and its partners, which support education and youth initiatives, leadership and entrepreneurship, rural communities, and disaster relief across Australia.
Give for Good Director of Giving, John Harney said this small change has the power to make a change to charities and organisations who need it the most.
“When we trialled this initiative online, we found that about 10 per cent of customers opted to make a donation so we knew Round Up For Charity had potential but we never imagined, we would receive this many donations in such a short amount of time,” Mr Harney said.
“We have always said that pizza brings people together but now our Round Up For Charity initiative is connecting our customers to be a part of something bigger and drawing people together behind a worthy cause.
“These microdonations really do have the power to make a significant impact and go a long way in supporting some great community causes through Give for Good including education and youth initiatives, leadership and entrepreneurship, rural communities, as well as disaster relief.”
Mr Harney said Give for Good had already supported 15 disadvantaged young people with their tertiary studies by providing financial assistance to cover education-related costs such as textbooks, stationery and other learning resources via the Smith Family.
“Give for Good also recently donated $40,000 to Rural Aid, in addition to funds raised by local Domino’s stores, to assist farmers affected by drought with cattle feed and other essential items,” he said.
“We also provide funding for agricultural scholarships through the University of Tasmania for two students from regional and remote areas, studying a Bachelor of Applied Science (Agriculture and Business).
“Through our partnership with Monash University, we currently fund Leadership Scholarships to support two young women studying STEM related courses.
“As a result of Round Up For Charity, we will be able to increase our support for Monash University students and fund eight scholarships in 2019.
“We’re really passionate about education and supporting the next generation of entrepreneurs, scholars, leaders and creatives.”