News Corp Australia has teamed up with World’s Biggest Garage Sale to raise money for sick and disadvantaged children through The Courier Mail’s Children’s Fund.
The annual event, now in its fourth year, will take place on October 28th in Brisbane, aiming to raise over $250,000.
News Corp is encouraging families to donate unwanted goods which have the potential to be somebody else’s treasure.
“It’s about creating opportunity for good, it’s about making a difference. It’s an opportunity for families to donate goods they no longer need and know that it’s for a good cause,” said event organiser Yasmin Grigaliunas.
“It’s an opportunity for families who may not have a lot to find a bargain. It’s an opportunity for Brisbane locals to give of themselves so they can make a real difference in children’s lives.”
Managing director Queensland of News Corp Australia, Jason Scott, said staff had already put up their hands to help.
“The Courier-Mail Children’s Fund has been helping Queensland children in need for more than 100 years.
“Every cent raised is spent on specific equipment to help our most vulnerable. Not only is this one of Queensland’s oldest charities, it is also unique as one hundred cents in the dollar goes to Queensland children – the admin and operational costs are worn by News Corp Australia and our generous partners.
“The goal for this year’s event is to raise over $250,000. Many staff from News Corp in Queensland are already volunteering their time to this event and there is still the opportunity for more volunteers and businesses to support and help make this truly the world’s biggest garage sale,” Mr Scott said.
Other companies including Suncorp, Coles, Cisco and Isuzu Ute Australia will also be supporting the event.