Remote Laundries is creating jobs in community and contributing to community health through cleaner clothes and bedding. Its one of AIG’s most ambitious projects, and we are emotionally and financially invested in making this project a success.
Donations bridge financial gap
It costs about $90,000 to run a laundry per year, and its costs people in community $4 to wash their clothes and $4 to dry them. These costs don’t even begin to cover what it really costs to run a remote laundry that employs five local staff.
To bridge the gap, AIG are exploring corporate sponsorship and donation as a way of bringing externals on board and empowering people to be involved. One of our favourite donation tools are the donation tap points. We have five of them in cafés throughout the Top End and in Cairns, and these cute little boxes are set up to charge your card $2 per tap. The money goes straight to Remote Laundries to pay for the running costs of the laundry.
Outside people get involved in positive change
Money is the primary motivation for turning to donations and sponsorship. Another important reason is offering people the opportunity to be involved. At AIG we hear time and time again that people all over Australia hate the situation of poverty, overcrowding and poor health that many Aboriginal people are facing in remote communities. They want to help but don’t know how to. This is an opportunity to bring people into the picture and empower them to influence a situation that doesn’t feel right for them.
Donation touch point locations
If you’re interested in donating, tap your card at one of our touch points at:
- Sweetbrew & Co – Stuart Park
- Groove Café & Gear – Nightcliff
- Ray’s Cafe and Patisserie – Darwin city
- Wirib Store Tourism Park – Timber Creek
- Silk Caffe – Cairns
- Ibis Styles – Katherine
- Wicked Kneads – Alice Springs
Or head to www.remotelaudries.org.au and follow the prompts encouraging you to donate.
Corporate sponsorship options
If you’re a corporate and this project appeals to your community benefit or reconciliation action plan – contact Fiona, Business Development Manager on 8922 2666 or check out the sponsor prospectus.