The Queensland division of Supply Chain and Logistics Association of Australia was able to raise over $40,000 at the 2010 Queensland Supply Chain and Logistics Conference dinner.
The annual dinner is an opportunity for the industry to get together, have some fun, raise money for a nominated charity and honour the annual T&L Industry Development Award winners.
The 2010 nominated charity was Foodbank with specific focus on two local charities: Mama Rene’s Foundation and the YMCA School Breakfast Program.
Guests at the 2010 QSCLC charity dinner had the opportunity to hear from a truly inspiring man, Pastor John Dowell who runs Mama Rene’s Foundation for the homeless in Fortitude Valley.
Costa Logistics donated over 33 trays of fresh fruit to Mama Rene’s on the set-up day of the conference. The produce donated by Costa Logistics consisted of some of Australia’s most well known brands.
During the dinner George Weston Foods made a special announcement that they would donate $20,000 worth of bread loaves to the YMCA school breakfast program which, added to the Costa Logistics donation made the evening one of true and honest commitment to helping the homeless in Brisbane.
Not to be outdone the dinner guests raised $10,000 in raffles, all of which were donated by QSCLC exhibitors and partners while the auctions raised well over $15,000.
Including the in-kind donations over $40,000 was raised in less than four hours, underlining the significance of the Queensland Supply Chain and Logistics Conference charity dinner each year for charities.
In the last eight years the event has raised over $500,000 for charities across Australia and Africa.