Giving For a Good Cause at Noosa Civic
Noosa Civic Shopping Centre has remained a staple in the lives of Noosa because it literally places compassion at the centre of its operations. Georgia Beard discovers how recent initiatives have supported the community in times of need and reveals an exciting new course for a good cause.
As the needs of our community shift, Noosa Civic Shopping Centre adapts. Almost sixteen years of business has seen changes to shopping habits and patterns but one component has always remained at the core of Noosa Civic’s operations – compassion.
Part of Noosa Civic’s mission is to assist local groups that provide for vulnerable families and it strives to develop new ways of engaging its customers to support locals in need.
School holidays at Noosa Civic signal the start of new activities and initiatives that always put the ‘fun’ in fundraising.
This winter, things are getting fruity with the fun and flavoursome Tropicana Putt Putt that will see you sink putts to support children in hospital a gold coin donation to Wishlist.
Meet at the green (and orange, lemon and lime!), grab a club and collect your ball for a tee-riffic time putting your way through a citrus-soaked six hole course. Taste sweet victory with watermelon, orange, lime, pineapple, banana and cherry fairways as you overcome fruity objects and interesting obstacles.
Grab your scorecard to challenge friends and family! It’s the best fun by par you’ll have these holidays with plenty of fun photo opportunities.
As the kids take on this tropical challenge, they get to share the joy with other kids whose holidays might look a little different this winter.
Gold coin donations assist in delivering distraction aids to children in hospital. Provided by Wishlist, the presence of the ‘Calm Fairy’ brings a little stillness and relaxation to the Children’s Ward two days a week.
Tropicana Putt Putt will be split into two locations with three holes each – one outside Woolworths and one next to the Food Court. The golf courses will be open from Monday 27 June to Saturday 9 July from 9.30am to 1.30pm daily and is ideal for kids over the age of three.
Big W at Noosa Civic has introduced Toys for Joy which recycles old toys to help build new playgrounds and experiences for kids in need. In conjunction with Terracycle, the donation bin for pre-loved toys reduces landfill and offers an easy and accessible disposal alternative.
Noosa Civic’s support for struggling communities doesn’t end there. Recently, the Centre aided the recovery of regions hard-hit by flooding events.
Marketing Manager Aimee Dodge extended a heartfelt ‘thank you’ to the community who participated in the fundraising efforts which saw more than 400kgs of non-perishable donations at the Centre’s Flood Relief Drop Off Point.
“It was rewarding to work with OzHarvest Sunshine Coast to distribute donations to those affected by floods in the Gympie community,” Aimee said. “The Little Community Pantry outside Woolworths also received essential foods, toiletries, baby formula, nappies and more which were distributed by OzHarvest volunteers to Gympie locals; and our Mother’s Day Charity Gift Wrap raised $1,337.50 for Red Cross, thanks to our generous community.”
Noosa Civic’s charity initiatives prove retail destinations can and should embody values beyond simply profit. As a social hub for our community, the Centre not only takes but creates opportunities to make a positive difference in people’s lives – and they couldn’t do it without the support of locals.
For more information about Tropicana Putt Putt and other activities, visit www.noosacivic.com.au