Did you know that the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) have spent their Christmas Party every year for the last 8 years with a twist? The Members pack Foodbank hampers for people who need some assistance from their community at Christmas time. In 2018 over 200 people packed 1400 hampers for Foodbank to provide to those in need during the holiday season. The hampers included 1000 family hampers and 300 ladies packs. The total valuing over $120,000 worth of items that were either donated, or the funds raised for, by the Association and the wider industry. Over the last eight years, the team has packed 8000 hampers to the value of close to $900,000 for people in need and they look forward to packing even more hampers in 2019; including a Back-To-School Hamper for the kids that includes much-needed stationery items.
So how can your business help the AIP?
All of industry is invited to donate items to the hampers, funds to assist with the purchase of items, or attend and participate on the actual packing day on the 6th of December. We do hope that you join us in 2019 for this wonderful program and to help us meet the $1 million mark in donations for Foodbank.
If you would like to contribute to this important initiative please contact the AIP