A Bunnings sausage sizzle is an Australian rite of passage, a time-honoured tradition every weekend and voting day. And now the hardware store is putting on an extra-special BBQ to raise money for people affected by the bushfires.
More than 300 homes have been destroyed in the NSW and Queensland bushfires, and there are 56 bushfires still burning in NSW as of this afternoon. There are lots of ways you can help people and animals affected by the fires, and now that includes a quick trip to your local Bunnings.[related_articles]79390,79397,78568[/related_articles]
This Friday, November 22, every Bunnings store across the country will throw a special pre-weekend sausage sizzle, with 100 per cent of the proceeds going towards the bushfire relief.
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Specifically, the money will go to Givit, a national not-for-profit that helps charities, community groups and councils manage donation drives and distribute essential items to disadvantaged people in need.[related_articles]79174,79439,79360[/related_articles]
“As a part of those local communities who have been affected, we want to help,” Bunnings COO Debbie Poole said in a statement. “Many of our regional teams have already been assisting impacted communities on a local level but we had team members from all over Australia also wanting to lend a hand for these two important causes.”
Normally, the Bunnings sausage sizzle raises money for local community groups every Saturday, and hardcore fans know what a treat a sneaky Friday BBQ is.
If you can’t make it down to a store on the day between 9am and 4pm, you can still donate to the Bunnings Drought & Bushfire Appeal online here.
Alternatively, you can make a donation through Givit and choose to have your money go directly towards providing bushfire victims with essential items like food, generators and tools. Check out a list of items that are needed here.
(Lead image: Sven Brandsma / Unsplash)
Alana is the staff writer on AWOL who thinks the best way to travel is by taking spontaneous detours and stopping at every local bakery to try the cakes. She writes a lot about Australian TV, Big Things, cursed food, and theme parks. You can follow her on Instagram @alana.dotcom. It’s mostly dogs she meets along the way.