The Australian architecture and design community has recently come together to help the country’s farming community in this chronic period of drought. Spearheaded by Zenith – one of the Asia Pacific region’s largest suppliers of commercial furniture, and a home-grown Australian success story – the Drought Relief Warehouse Sale was this industry’s most-concerted effort to assist, reverse and alleviate the pressures and devastation experienced by thousands of rural families.
Across Australia and for several weeks now, the nation has been tireless in organising donations, care packages, fundraising campaigns and relief protocols for families affected by what the Bureau of Meteorology forecasts to be the worst drought affecting the country in 400 years. Not only have the recent months observed never-matched hardship for agricultural crops and livestock, but it has also put our farming communities at risk.
One such organisation – Aussie Helpers – has remained untiring in its efforts to alleviate the pressure, pain and suffering of farming communities in the dry zone. Working on the grassroots level with hundreds of farming families to ensure their wellbeing and survival through times both good and bad, Aussie Helpers co-ordinates drought relief, fundraising and vital support services for those people in their time of need.
To support them, Zenith hosted a nation-wide warehouse sale on the 8th of September. With over 400 local and international products – including Allermuir, Brunner, BuzziSpace, and more – on sale at Zenith‘s warehouses in Melbourne and Sydney, as well as showrooms in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, and Perth, the brand has raised AUD$39,344. As proceeds are donated to Aussie Helpers to contribute to delivering ‘care, share, and respect’ to farming communities.