Coles and its customers have raised over $1.1 million for children’s hospitals across Australia.
The funds raised – during the Curing Homesickness fundraising campaign – will help support sick children including hospital care in homes and vaccinations for Indigenous children in remote communities. For the first time, funds will also support young patients with cystic fibrosis at John Hunter Children’s Hospital in Newcastle.
More than $1 million was raised through donation cards and customer donations.
In addition, nearly 50,000 jars of pizza and pasta sauces from the Mum’s Sause range were sold across Australia during the campaign. 50 cents from each product sold went to the cause.
Coles Chief Sustainability, Property & Export Officer Thinus Keevé says breaking the $1 million milestone this year has been a result of working together with stores, children’s hospitals, and the community.
“The Curing Homesickness cause has really resonated with our team members and customers since it began only two years ago,” he says.
“Our customers love helping sick kids as much as we do and each year the campaign goes from strength to strength with new partners been added like John Hunter Children’s Hospital this year and with new products going on shelves to support the cause like the new Mum’s Sause Pizza Sauce.”
“We can’t thank our customers and team members enough for going over and above once again to support our partnerships with children’s hospitals across Australia to help get sick kids home from hospital sooner.”
Shoppers can continue to support Curing Homesickness by buying a Mum’s Sause Pizza Sauce (new) or Mum’s Sause Pasta Sauce from Coles across Australia, with 50 cents from each product sold supporting children’s hospitals.