POSITIVE RETURN: Anglicare WA CEO Ian Carter (left), Hawaiian CEO Russell Gibbs, and Foodbank WA CEO Greg Hebble say the ‘Gold Giving Box’ campaign has exceeded expectations. Photo: Attila Csaszar

Corporates contribute as charities challenged

Christmas appeals have received a mixed response in their calls for donations, however all charities report a significant increase in requests for their services.

Charities are increasingly turning to the corporate sector for support in their Christmas campaigns, as individuals appear to be cutting back donations amid an uncertain economic environment.

Two of the state’s major charitable organisations, St Vincent de Paul Society of WA and the Salvation Army WA, told Business News that cash raised from their Christmas appeals are down on the same time last year.


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