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Paint drive to raise $180K to support calamity-hit communities

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From 1 March to 30 April, TAUBMANS® paint by PPG is running the second “In it Together” paint drive with the goal of raising at least $180,000. The proceeds will go to national online charity GIVIT to support communities in bushfire, drought and flood impacted regions.

Following the devastating Black Summer Bushfires, GIVIT joined forces with TAUBMANS® paint brand, both determined to help communities get back on their feet after such a challenging year.

GIVIT CEO, Sarah Tennant said they are aiming to achieve the results of the first paint drive, which raised a total of $155,000 against the $120,000 target. This helped GIVIT provide immediate and long-term assistance to communities in need across Australia.

“The incredible donation was used to purchase essential items and services needed by people and communities doing it tough, from parched outback farms in Mungindi to bushfire-affected communities in East Gippsland. We bought items locally, wherever possible, to help stimulate the recovery of local economies,” she said.

For every purchase of selected 4L TAUBMANS® paints from Bunnings, Bristol, Taubmans and participating independent stockists, Taubmans will raise a $180,000 donation for bushfire, drought and flood impacted communities across Australia.

PPG General Manager, Architectural Coatings ANZ, Anne Neeson said, “We all watched with horror as the Black Summer Bushfires devastated communities across Australia last year – many who were already battling prolonged drought – then, when we thought things couldn’t get any worse, COVID-19 hit.”

“Taubmans paint has been part of the Australian fabric for over 100 years; it’s in our brand DNA to help our communities through good times and difficult times. We’re proud of our partnership with GIVIT and all that we’ve achieved together so far for communities recovering from disaster. This year, we know the need is no less and we’re here to help,” Neeson said.

GIVIT ensures people get what they need when they need it most – whether recovering from a disaster event, or experiencing hardship due to circumstances such as drought, domestic and family violence, homelessness, disability and mental health.

GIVIT is free, private and easy to use, and currently supports over 3,800 charities across Australia. The national charity has matched more than three million donated items since 2009.

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