Since Sugarshine was founded we’ve been looking for new ways to raise money for animals in need. More specifically in the last year. This past year our team, and therefore our ideas, and ability to action those ideas, has been steadily growing.

We now have a treasurer. Someone to keep us on track financially was always going to be the best thing we ever did. Christine is organised, driven, passionate, supportive, knowledgable about all the things the rest of the team are not, and of course she is in love with animals. Basically, she adds to the team ten-fold.

It was Christine’s initiative to get the ball rolling on donation boxes. We know have TWELVE! These donation boxes, and the businesses that support them, are a small miracle in the lives of the animals and people here at Sugarshine. They are collected once a month and always have money in them, every one. Each donation box averages to $30 a month, which is EPIC from where we’re standing. The cute toy animals and fake grass found inside them must help. Each box also has a picture of Primula the bobby calf and Romeo the piglet, if you spot one of these gorgeous boxes around the Far North Coast, feel free to part with your spare change…

You don’t have to live in Lismore in order to support us through our donation boxes. They are spread all over the Far North Coast. However buying a delicious treat for yourself or your pet is definitely a requrement! Please show all the support you can for these businesses. Scratch and Sniff in Ballina, The Spotted Pig in Lindendale,  Helens Heavenly Foods in Burleigh, Flour of Life Bakery in Helensvale, Go Vita at Ballina Fair, Coffee and Kitchen in East Ballina, Healthy Life in the lismore shopping square, The Beet in Byron Bay, The Garden Plate in Lismore, Spacebars Ice-creamery stall, Zeebras Cafe in Casino, and Landy’s Bulk Foods Alstonville. A special mention goes to Pacific Bulk Foods in Lismore, who usually have our box proudly displayed on their counter, but due to recent flooding have not found their box just yet. Also keep an eye out for a box at Flock in Lismore.

It is customary for stores in Australia to have a donation box sitting on the counter. Rather than ignoring them, why not spend your loose change on a worthy cause, and support a charity that needs your help?

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