Give Geelong Appeal raises an incredible $105,000 to create a fairer community

The Give Where You Live Foundation is extremely grateful for the support of the Geelong community for generously getting behind its 2024 Give Geelong Appeal.

 The week long appeal, which kicked off with local organisations wearing their footy gear on Friday 15 March and also included the Give Geelong Breakfast, wrapped up very generously on Friday 22 March with an incredible $105,000 raised for the Geelong community.

23 local businesses and schools joined in on the fun of ‘Footy Gear Friday’ by wearing their team colours and supporting their community with donations to the Appeal matched up to $15,000 thanks to generous partners, Hanlon Industries and Auswide Plumbing & Civil.

Over 300 people joined the Foundation at the Give Geelong Breakfast where Lazarus Community Centre, The Outpost and Geelong Food Relief Centre gave a powerful insight into the important work they do in helping to create a fairer community through homelessness assistance and food relief.

All funds raised will stay in the region and support the Foundation’s vital work in creating positive and lasting change for a fairer community. It will support people in our community facing long term unemployment, help those facing homelessness and assist families struggling to put food on the table.

Give Where You Live Foundation CEO, Bill Mithen said the Foundation was inspired by the generosity of the community in getting behind the appeal and helping to support those most in need.
“We acknowledge that any donation is an incredible gift to our community, particularly with the rising cost of living, when so many in our region are facing financial pressures of their own. We are overwhelmed with the support we received from the Geelong community who have really showed up to support each other.”

Our work is not possible without the generosity of the community. Because of this incredible support, we will be able to make real change to many people’s lives. This generosity will help us to provide support in the areas of inclusive employment, homelessness and food security.

“We would also like to thank our Appeal partners, Hanlon Industries, Auswide Plumbing & Civil, K Rock 95.5, Bay 93.9, Times News Group and our Breakfast sponsors BBC Digital and Worksafe for their ongoing support in helping the Foundation to create a fairer community.”