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This Cracker of a Night will make Christmas come early for charity

2 July 2012 4,310 views No Comment

Christmas giftsThe call is out for South Australian women to help make Christmas come early for some of the State’s most disadvantaged people at a unique networking event. The Christmas in July event A Cracker of a Night, on Monday 23rd July, is being held for women to meet while making a difference.

Multi award winning social enterprise m.a.d.woman – making a difference, SA organisation Female Friendly and event promoter Jedo are joining forces to run the event to support Foodbank Australia – which supports more than 2,500 charities nationwide.

Foodbank Australia is the largest food relief organisation in Australia – last year they provided 32 million meals to people in need. Foodbank redistributes products and groceries donated by supermarkets and manufacturers to charities which in give out these products as meals, grocery hampers and emergency relief packages.

This is the first event for m.a.d.woman in Adelaide, but the organisation has run well over 100 unique hands-on networking events to support charities around Australia. More than 3000 people have participated, helping around 200,000 others and led to m.a.d.woman being named Australia’s most socially responsible business last year in the prestigious 2011 Telstra Business Awards.

Participants will spend an evening mingling while making Christmas crackers, gifts and cards, using a variety of materials, including many rescued before going to landfill.

“We’re encouraging women to come along, bring a friend, family or workmates and get involved! You’ll meet a bunch of like-minded women and walk away knowing that you have made a difference to people in need,” m.a.d.woman Founder and CEO Melina Schamroth said.

“There are no special skills are required – just a willingness to make a difference and to meet like-minded people at the same time.”

Female Friendly regularly runs events in Adelaide to connect women and General Manager Tony Sfelagis is excited to work with m.a.d.woman to encourage their participants to make a difference. Jedo CEO Anneliese Urquhart grew up in Adelaide and is looking forward to supporting disadvantaged people in her hometown.

Tickets are $65 and include all materials, a gift bag of goodies and light refreshments. The event is being held at Cornes Toyota on Monday 23rd July and supported by the Commonwealth Bank Women in Focus program. Tickets must be pre-purchased and are available at http://madwoman.com.au/m-a-d-events/



About m.a.d.woman

m.a.d.woman was set up to encourage, inspire and enable people to make a difference to their community, the environment and to people in need. A multi award winning social enterprise, m.a.d.woman runs events and projects to connect people with each other and with their communities. www.madwoman.com.au

About Female Friendly

Female Friendly is an online directory listing only businesses that are used and recommended by women and accredited by Female Friendly. It started from a simple idea to improve the customer service received by women and has grown to include customers across Australia and NZ, with an office opening in the US shortly. www.femalefriendly.com.au

About Jedo

Jedo makes social media easy for event organisers, helping them sell more tickets in less time. The service helps event organisers spend less time managing their social media activities and appear more often in social media and in Google search results. More than 1,200 event organisers have used the site to promote their events since Jedo launched at the beginning of 2012. www.jedo.me

About Foodbank Australia

Foodbank Australia is the largest food relief organisation in Australia – last year they provided 32 million meals to people in need. Foodbank redistributes products and groceries donated by supermarkets and manufactures to 2,500 charities. These charities in turn give out these products as meals, grocery hampers and emergency relief packages.  www.foodbank.com.au

 

 

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