The Maleny IGA Community Benefit Fund contributions assist local community group Quota to help members of the community who are hearing or speech impaired, and to support disadvantaged women and children in the area. The most recent contribution of $95.85 went towards a hamper of local products which they raffled to raise funds for the groups activities. Over the years the CBC contributions have also assisted Quota to pay for catering supplies for both their Show Café and the Debutante Ball which is held for Grade 11 girls from Maleny High School. According to Quota President Rana Bartlett, Quota International was formed in the USA in 1919. The Maleny club was formed in 1987 and they have approximately 20 members to date. The Maleny group is heavily involved with the Hear and Say centre at Nambour, and the STEMM project at Burnside High School, which assists young mothers to finish their schooling while their babies are cared for by volunteers. Through their fundraising enterprises Maleny Quota also supports local community groups including the Blackall Range Care Group, TS Naval Cadets, Maleny Girl Guides, Care Flight and AGL Rescue Helicopters. Internationally they also contribute financially to assist Mercy Ships, and the 15 ‘Hand in Hand’ projects which are run by Quota clubs in third world countries.
The group has a number of different fundraising enterprises that they employ to assist them with raising funds for the many programmes that they are involved in. Some of these include the Annual Quilt Show, the Quota Café at the Maleny Agricultural Show, their Annual Cent Auction and Book Sale, and the street stalls they put on at various community functions. They value the Maleny IGA CBC contributions as a way of keeping catering costs down for functions, so that they have more money for the other projects that they support.