Mark Healing - Qld State President The Queensland Division of the Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia (SCLAA), the Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) and the Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association (APPMA) have spent their Christmas Party every year for the last seven years with a twist. The Members pack Foodbank hampers for people who need some assistance from their community at Christmas time. In 2017 over 150 people packed 1100 hampers for Foodbank to provide to those in need during the holiday season. The hampers included 800 family hampers and 300 ladies packs. The total valuing over $73,000 worth of items that were either donated, or the funds raised for, by the Associations and the wider industry. Over the last seven years, the team has packed 6500 hampers to the value of close to $730,000 for people in need and they look forward to packing even more hampers in 2018. All of industry is invited to donate items to the hampers, funds or attend and participate in the day in 2018. A very special thanks go to those who contributed so generously to the Hamper Packing this year, All Purpose Transport, Linde Material Handling, Aratara Distributers Pty Ltd, Arnotts, OfficeMax, Orora, Haymans Electrical and Data Suppliers, Australian Packaging and Processing Machinery Association (APPMA), Colgate, Brisbane Racing Club and John Deere. A special acknowledgement to Haymans Electrical generous donation of $10,000 and a pledge to continue this next year. In addition to the hamper packing, those who attended the Hamper Packing enjoyed Christmas carolling, Karaoke and Hamper Packing Time Trials - where the competition was fierce. The day was summed-up beautifully by a first time young hamper packer who when asked: "How are you enjoying yourself?" responded "Fantastic, this is such a no-brainer not to come next year." For further information on how you can be involved please email email@example.com.
SCLAA Newsletter December 2017