Dick Smith Foods donates $1million to CWA of Australia
Dick Smith with the Tooraweenah Country Women’s Association branch members. On Wednesday Mr Smith on behalf of Dick Smith Foods donated $1 million to the CWA of Australia and $5000 to the Tooraweenah branch.
Yesterday, Dick Smith travelled to the Country Women’s Association of NSW branch of Tooraweenah where he donated $5,000 to the local branch to support works to update their kitchen. Whilst there he donated a further $1million dollars to the Country Women’s Association of Australia (CWAA).
This $1million dollars is from “all of the supporters of Dick Smith Food who purchase our products knowing that it will help others” emphasised Mr Smith “whilst I am the face of the organisation it is the supporters that provide this donation”. Mr Smith wants to ensure that this money goes to assist women affected in the face of natural disasters.
CWAA National President Dorothy Coombe applauded “both Dick Smith and Dick Smith Foods and their supporters for their generosity to assist rural women and help build resilience in the face of hardship. It is wonderful that this iconic Australian has supported an iconic Australian organisation being the Country Women’s Association in recognition of their work and the assistance they provide to people on the ground and in communities all around Australia”.
“We are delighted to be the recipient of this, the largest individual donation to CWAA. This money will be used to provide support to individuals and communities through programs and initiatives that will be established to support those affected by natural disasters and to build resilience of people and communities. This money will make a huge difference to people on the ground in regional, rural and remote areas of Australia” said Ms Coombe.
The Country Women’s Association has been operating for over 95 years and boasts 22,000 members in 1,500 branches all around Australia. It is the largest women’s organisation who undertake practical work in communities whilst advocating for better conditions for women and families at the highest level. The CWA of Australia advances the rights and equity of women, families and communities through advocacy and empowerment, especially for those living in regional, rural and remote Australia.