Domino’s drought Doughraiser donates over $170k

On Wednesday 8 August, Domino’s stores and hungry customers across Australia banded together to help raise in excess of $174k for Rural Aid, to support Australian farmers and rural communities affected by drought.
Domino’s CEO Australia and New Zealand Nick Knight who was born in drought ravaged Country NSW in Tamworth said that, in addition to the funds raised from the national ‘Doughraiser’, Domino’s own registered charity, Give for Good, donated $40,000 to the cause.

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Domino’s to raise much-needed dough for drought-affected communities

Domino’s has announced it will donate 50c from every pizza sold across Australia on Wednesday 8 August from 4-9pm to Rural Aid, to support Australian farmers and rural communities affected by drought.

Domino’s CEO Australia and New Zealand Nick Knight said that in addition to the funds raised from the national ‘Doughraiser’ Domino’s own registered charity, Give for Good, will also donate an additional $40,000 to the cause.

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Domino’s Give for Good supports Rock’s Cool

Domino’s Give for Good has provided a $5,000 grant to the Rock’s Cool program at the University of Canberra (UC) to help kickstart the careers of young, disadvantaged musicians.

The grant will help musicians set themselves up as sole traders, so they can start making an income from their music.

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Esperance Goldfields Surf Lifesaving Club

The Esperance Goldfield’s Surf Lifesaving Club has purchased two loud hailers, two data projectors and a defibrillation and Oxy-Viva pack, with a $2,100 grant from Domino’s Give for Good.  

The new equipment will help to convey safety warnings, support lifesaver education and help save lives at Twilight Beach.

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Port Vincent Country Fire Service

Port Vincent’s local Country Fire Service has received a $1,560 grant to improve training and access to information, from Domino’s Give for Good small grants program in partnership with the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR).

Southern Yorke CFS Group Officer Steve Cornwell said they were thrilled to receive the grant from Domino’s Give for Good as it would allow them to increase their operating efficiency and extend their services to the wider community by providing a public laptop and a local facility to run courses.

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Coutts Crossing Coronation Hall

The Coutts Crossing Coronation Hall Inc will soon be prepared to provide disaster relief thanks to a partnership with Domino’s Give for Good program and the Foundation of Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR).

Domino’s and FRRR have partnered to provide a series of grants to improve disaster preparedness and the community’s ability to respond to natural disasters.

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East Coast Regional Development Organisation

The East Coast Regional Development Organisation Inc has received a $4,750 grant Domino’s Give for Good small grants program to establish a new pottery studio at The Village.

The Village provides the community with a space to facilitate a collaborative approach to community and economic development through art galleries, classes, workshops and more.

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Keith and Tintinara District Show Society

The Keith and Tintinara District Show Society Inc has completed works restoring the memorial gates and improving signage at the entrance of the showground to improve visibility and generate revenue for the local community, thanks to a special grant.

The society received $2,730 from Domino’s Give for Good small grants program in partnership with the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR).

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Esperance Local Enterprise Initiative Committee

The Esperance Local Enterprise Initiative Committee Inc received a $5,000 grant to support the committee’s Hobby to Business: Pathway to Employment program, through Domino’s Give for Good small grants program in partnership with the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal.

The practical training workshops supported art-focused micro-businesses to transition into larger, sustainable small businesses.

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Coastal FM’s Youth on the Air

Coastal FM Inc has received a $1,860 grant to purchase new outside broadcast equipment and deliver training to young people for the Youth on the Air program.

The funding is part of the Domino’s Give for Good small grants program in partnership with the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR).

Youth on the Air offers young people the opportunity to get involved in all aspects of radio program development and broadcast, and produce youth-focused radio programs.

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Avoca Community Arts and Gardens

The Avoca Community Arts and Gardens Inc has received a $5,000 grant to provide a hub for local artists and community members, through the Domino’s Give for Good small grants program with the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR).

The Avoca Arts and Gardens precinct is on the site of the historic Avoca Railway Station and contains an art gallery and community plant nursery. The precinct assists in generating income for the local community by hosting arts shows, music nights, special exhibitions, art classes, art makers markets’ and an annual Weekend Festival of Art.

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Mount Isa State Emergency Service

Mount Isa’s State Emergency Service received a $5,000 grant to purchase new equipment and provide training from Domino’s Give for Good small grants program with the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR).  

Mount Isa SES Volunteer David Muston said the grant has allowed them to purchase Microsoft tablets and a reusable Multiple Casualty Simulation Kit to develop and deliver First Aid simulation training.

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