With hundreds of communities devastated by NSW’s recent bushfires, these Sydney restaurants are doing their bit to help those affected.
It’s been one of the driest starts to summer NSW has ever seen. With thick smoke blanketing the city, Sydneysiders have felt some of the physical effects of the smoke and fire that’s blanketed huge parts of the state. With the hottest days of summer still to come, many of us are searching for ways to lend a helping hand to those doing it tough in our rural communities. So, here’s your guide to some of the practical ways you can give back to the NSW bushfire appeal.
Bushfire Appeal Gift Cards
Volunteers in the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) are at the front-line of the bushfires, battling the wind, smoke and flames to help save the homes and lives of local communities across the state. To give back to those braving these unimaginable conditions, Sydney’s restaurant community is banding together to support these brave volunteers.
The Sam Prince Hospitality Group‘s three CBD venues will all be offering a special Bushfire Appeal Gift Card ($30), with all funds to be donated directly to the NSW RFS. From Sydney’s rebellious Japanese izakaya Kid Kyoto to Sri Lankan inspired dining at INDU and Mexican-inspired eats at Mejico, all venues will be offering these special Gift Vouchers.
Plus, a number of other restaurants across Sydney will also be selling these exclusive Gift Vouchers, including The Pacific Club Bondi Beach, Eastbank and Searock Grill. With Christmas gift-giving season just around the corner, these Gift Cards are the perfect stocking stuffer to give back to a truly worthwhile cause.
Other ways you can give back to the NSW bushfire crisis
If you’re looking for a last minute Christmas gifts, consider shopping online from Buy From The Bush, a marketplace of handcrafted gifts and goodies created by those living in drought-affected rural communities. From jewellery and accessories to contemporary fashion and even kitchenware, browse the organisation’s Instagram Feed to get inspired and shop from rural businesses this festive season.
Another similar initiative called One Day Closer to Rain Rural Cottage Crafts has launched a Facebook Group and online marketplace showcasing the crafts of those living in the bush.
Plus, with our local wildlife also severely impacted by the bushfires, there’s plenty of ways you can help Australia’s wild animals. From WIRES to The Rescue Collective and The Port Macquarie Koala Hospital, take your pick and donate to help injured animals affected by the fires across NSW.