IT gratefully receives plenty of food donations every year but it’s the cash donations that can be few and far between.
The $5000 the Caravan Industry Association has given to UnitingCare Wodonga will go to fixing the smaller things the charity cannot do without.
“We’re a small agency that’s growing with the need and our costs of running the agency have mushroomed over the years,” UnitingCare acting chairman Geoff Moar said.
“The food comes for free, but we’ve got to get out there and run the organisation ... this donation covers our overheads for several weeks.”
The CIA gave the donation as part of its Border RV and Camping Expo held at the Wodonga racecourse this weekend.
CIA Victorian chief executive Rob Lucas said the organisation rang Border locals to ask them to nominate charities ahead of the expo.
“UnitingCare Wodonga was a stand-out,” Mr Lucas said.
“It helps out an enormous number of people in need and does some wonderful things with families.”
UnitingCare provide about 35,000 meals a year to people in need, serving roughly 300 people every night.