22 July 2020 Featured News

Officeworks raises more than $70,000 for sick kids​​

The Officeworks community across Queensland wrapped up their ‘Round Up to Make A Difference’ campaign on Sunday 05 July, raising more than $70,000 for the Children’s Hospital Foundation in just three weeks. 

These much-needed funds will help the Foundation deliver entertainment and distraction for kids in hospital, through improvised services during the COVID-19 restrictions, helping to lift the spirits of the state’s sickest kids during a particularly difficult period. 

The highest performing fundraising Officeworks stores included those in Toowoomba, Milton and Oxley, where customers had the opportunity to not only round-up their purchases, but to also obtain tokens at a range of price points 

Money raised will also help to keep the doors open to the Children’s Hospital Foundation’s Kidzone – a dedicated area within Queensland Children’s Hospital where kids from 18-months-old to 12-years-old can be cared for in a supervised and safe environment. 

Kidzone offers kids at the hospital a chance to play, do activities, receive visits from special guests, and most of all, just let kids be kids.  

“Now, more than ever, it is important for us to connect and support the communities where we live and work. For this year’s Round Up to Make A Difference, we thought it was vital to support local organisations with a focus on health and education,” said Officeworks General Manager Corporate Affairs, Alexandra Staley. 

“It has been really rewarding to see the passion and commitment our store teams have for these causes and we are delighted with the results this year. Together, we know we can make a difference to health and education related causes across the country during these challenging times,” she said. 

With the fantastic support from partners like Officeworks and their customers, the Children’s Hospital Foundation can continue to provide these much-needed services that keep sick kids smiling and make their worlds that little bit lighter.