Pizza store raises $2K in 4 hours for schools

Brad McCartin (second from right) and some of his team at Gympie Domino's raised nearly $2000 in just four hours for two Gympie schools.

Donna Jones

Local Domino’s franchisee Brad McCartin and his team recently raised nearly $2000 for two Gympie schools from a four hour fundraiser last Wednesday.

Ahead of the “Doughraiser” on 18 May, Mr McCartin pledged to donate $1 from every pizza sold between 4-8pm to One Mile State School and Gympie Central State School, both of which have been impacted by the recent floods.

In just four hours, the store raised more than $1900.

Mr McCartin said he was proud to support these two local schools who have pulled together in support of local school children following the recent severe weather events.

“I believe it’s incredibly important to give back to the local community, so when we heard One Mile State School had been impacted by the recent floods, and that Gympie Central State School had offered their support by welcoming additional students, we wanted to do what we could to help during this time.

“Schools are at the heart of our communities, and with many of the families who often support our store also attending One Mile State School and Gympie Central State School, I wanted to take this opportunity to give back to those who are always supporting us.

“As a local small business owner, I’m very passionate about giving back to our local community and am committed to supporting local causes in any way we can.

“During the recent floods, Domino’s Gympie also donated more than 1000 safe, hot meals through Domino’s Feed the Knead program to the local SES volunteers who were working to keep our community safe, community members at the local evacuation centres, and those assisting with flood recovery efforts.

“While the recent severe weather events have impacted many in our community, we hope to help two of our local schools get back on their feet and continue providing education to our local young people,” said Mr McCartin.

If you know someone in ‘knead’ in your community, submit a nomination via the Domino’s Feed the Knead website at www.dominos.com.au/feed-the-knead .