When Flight Centre sets a target, the group will do everything within its power to make it happen, especially if that goal is setting a world record for charity.
Just ask the 500 Flighties who over the weekend took part in packing the most food relief hampers EVER in a single day.
Employees from all levels and from all capitals around Australia – Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart, Adelaide, Perth and Darwin – joined forces with Australia’s largest food relief organisation, Foodbank, to set a new world record in packing hampers to help families in need.
Together they produced 10,000 food hampers, which did indeed break the world record.
Flight Centre customers were also encouraged to take part by making a $20 donation for a hamper while making their travel bookings at Flight Centre, Cruiseabout, Escape Travel, Travel Associates, Student Flights or My Adventure Travel stores around the country.
Flight Centre customers who donated were also able to write a personalised message to a family in need, and one regular customer of Flight Centre Gladesville who donated a hamper and went into the draw, was the lucky winner of $7000 worth of Virgin Australia flights generously provided by the airline.
“Foodbank is a wonderful organisation that works with the retail, manufacturing, and farming industries to provide 63 million meals to over 2,600 charities and 1,750 schools around Australia.”
Anita Russell, Flight Centre Foundation General Manager
“It’s hard to believe hunger is at crisis point in the ‘lucky country’. It’s a predicament largely hidden by stigma and shame, but the reality is we’re all likely to know someone who is affected. As Foodbank says, it’s not just people on the street but people in our street.
“A $20 hamper can make a big difference, filled with enough vegetables, meat and tinned goods to feed a family for a week.
“The charitable work Foodbank does for vulnerable Australians is perfectly aligned with the Foundation’s core philosophy of building brighter futures in the communities where it works, lives and travels.”
Join us in congratulating Flighties on their incredible work!
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