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Charity Cars and OzHarvest Canberra

Posted by on May 1, 2018

We are thrilled to announce a brand new and very generous partnership between The Green Shed and OzHarvest Canberra.

Our friends at The Green Shed run a number of services focused on re-use, recycle and re-purpose. One of them is Charity Cars, a free-service collecting unwanted vehicles for resale or sale as scrap metal. OzHarvest Canberra has been chosen to receive 20% of all vehicles’ sold or scrapped value to help continue the important work they do in the Canberra region.

How does it work?

Charity Cars will collect any vehicle for free anywhere within the ACT and surrounds if the vehicle is accessible and has all four wheels; they also require ownership to be signed off at the time of collection… it’s as easy as that!

If the vehicle collected is considered by Charity Cars to have a resale value higher than its scrap metal value the vehicle will be sold at The Green Shed, Resource Management Centre, Mitchell; if it is deemed as being scrap value only the vehicle will be taken to an accredited recycling facility and sold as scrap metal.

Regardless of the method of disposal 20% of the vehicle’s worth will be donated directly to OzHarvest Canberra to help continue their invaluable work within the Canberra Community.

Charity Cars is a business initiative designed to raise revenue for local charity in an innovative and responsible way. They also seek to promote responsible disposal of unwanted motor vehicles in the Territory as well as to generate sustainable, local employment.

Charity Cars is owned and managed by The Green Shed (TGS), which currently operates out of the reuse and recycling facilities at the Mugga Lane and Mitchell Resource Management Centres in the ACT. TGS has a proven record of community engagement throughout the region. Over the last four years TGS has donated over $610,000 in cash donations to local charities. On top of this they donate regularly to Canberra’s schools and local community enterprises.

Click here for further information & contact details

Charity Cars have also kindly donated a vehicle to assist our Canberra team in their day to day endeavours that help nourish the local community. Meet Manuela, the newest edition to our fleet. Thanks Charity Cars and the Green Shed!

 

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Leaving a nourishing legacy with a bequest for OzHarvest

Posted by on March 12, 2018

One day OzHarvest Founder and CEO, Ronni Kahn was stopped in the street by a woman who wanted to say a simple thank you. Not recognising her, Ronni replied, “Oh, thank you, but what did I do?” The woman talked about her son who for many years struggled at school. Times were hard at home and she found it difficult to make ends meet. This all changed, however, when they started to receive good food from OzHarvest. Her son could concentrate at school and only recently had just gone to university!

Sadly, there are over three million Australians who suffer from food insecurity every year, a quarter of them children.

If someone in your family was struggling to put food on the table or if one of your grandchildren was going to school or bed hungry, you would do something about it.

There are many people though who do not have the love, care and security of a family to help. Instead they rely on food relief and charity support. As Australia’s leading food rescue organisation, OzHarvest helps provide comfort in the form of fresh, nutritious food rescued from supermarkets, cafes, delis, airlines, restaurants and manufacturers across the country.

Every week OzHarvest rescues over 100 tonnes of food and redistributes it to over 1,000 charities. To date over 75 million meals have been delivered to help fill hungry bellies. It may be hard to believe in ‘the lucky country,’ but food relief is a serious issue and many charity agencies say they could take double the amount of food to meet demand.

‘Nourishing our Country’ is the driving purpose of OzHarvest, along with protecting the environment and ensuring a sustainable future for the next generation. It’s impossible to learn and grow without consistent access to good food.

OzHarvest driver, Paul Keane has been delivering rescued food from airlines to schools for their Breakfast Clubs that help feed vulnerable students. The kids absolutely love the fresh juice and mini muesli bars and they run to greet him with beaming smiles when he arrives in his yellow OzHarvest van.

You can help stop good food going to waste and make sure it gets to people in need by leaving a gift to OzHarvest in your will. By becoming an OzHarvest Guardian, your legacy will nurture and protect the next generation and help OzHarvest ‘Nourish our Country’ when you are no longer here.

If you are thinking of leaving a bequest but aren’t sure what the options are, be reassured that there are many ways you can leave a gift. A few examples that may suit your individual circumstances include:

  • A specific sum of cash
  • A percentage of your estate
  • A gift of real estate or other specific bequest
  • An investment such as stocks, bonds, shares or an artwork
  • A residual gift (the balance of your estate after all other provisions have been met)

As an OzHarvest Guardian, your special gift will make a lasting difference and it doesn’t have to be large to make a valuable impact. For just one dollar, OzHarvest can provide two meals to people in need. By leaving a gift in your will, you will be giving children and their families hope for a healthier, happier future.

If you’d like further information on leaving a bequest or gift in your will to OzHarvest please contact our team on 1800 108 006 or [email protected]

You can download information on suggested language for leaving a gift to OzHarvest in your will here.

Thank you for your generosity.

OzHarvest Brisbane Deliver Their 7.5 Millionth Meal

Posted by on May 23, 2017

OzHarvest Brisbane are excited to announce that they have just delivered over seven and a half million meals to Australians in need.

As of the 23rd May, 2017 OzHarvest Brisbane have collected 2486 tonnes of food from donors all over Brisbane, and delivered them to over 100 charities. This equates to 7.5 million meals.

OzHarvest Queensland Manager Amy Cobb is thrilled about achieving this milestone.

“We are just so excited about reaching 7.5 million meals. Our team have been working extremely hard, especially over the last couple of weeks. We have had the CEO Cook Off, fundraising events in Cairns with 10,000 people in attendance, as well as five trucks on the road. It’s all happening right now,” she said.

The seventh millionth meal was delivered by driver Sam Wilson to A Touch of Compassion charity.

A Touch of Compassion is an organisation founded by Chris and Angela Chapman, who take the food provided by OzHarvest, and put on free community dinners every Sunday in Forest Lake.

OzHarvest relies on donations to keep their wheels moving, to support this worthy cause visit www.ozharvest.org. Every $1 donated allows OzHarvest to deliver the equivalent of two nutritious meals to people in need.