Support the Australian bushfire appeals
As our country continues to battle devastating bushfires and support relief and recovery efforts, we have immense gratitude for the men and women volunteering and working tirelessly to save lives, homes, communities, businesses and wildlife.
Many of you would have already donated to your charity of choice, and we believe that every cent truly counts.
Scentre Group, owner and operator of Westfield in Australia and New Zealand, are supporting relief and recovery efforts through a partnership with The Salvation Army Australia that includes a cash donation of $500,000 and access to our digital media screens and community desks in our centres to support ongoing fundraising.
Through Scentre Group’s workplace giving program, we match our people’s donations dollar-for dollar and any impacted team members have access to our Employee Assistance Program, so they can access relevant support.
If you are curious as to how you can shop in solidarity, we have compiled a list of Westfield Belconnen brands which are stepping up and donating dollars to worthy appeals nation-wide.
View an extensive list below:
Will be providing clothing aid over the coming months to affected communities.
Has pledged $25,000 to The Australian Red Cross.
Will donate all proceeds from the sale of Acai All Day, Keen for Green and Wild Blueberry Boosts to Vinnies Australia and the RSPCA whi are suppoting the families and our furry friends affected by fire.
Includes Bonds who has pledged to provide at least $500,000 of support to those impacted. This will be made up of a minimum of $400,000 worth of product to be distributed via their partners GIVIT, the Salvation Army or directly to those in need, plus at least $100,000 in cash donations to be provided to various organisations focused on fire fighting and relief efforts.
Have pledged to donate $100,000 to the following organisations for their continued support to our beautiful country and community during this time of emergency.
$50,000 to The Australian Red Cross, $25,000 to our national fire services including NSW Rural Fire Service, Country Fire Authority (VIC) and Country Fire Service (SA). $25,000 to NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue & Education Service (WIRES).
Pandora Australia have made a $25,000 donation to the Australian Red Cross, and a $25,000 donation to WIRES.
Donated 100% of profits to The Australian Red Corss and WIRES on 07 & 08 January.
Mister Minit have donated $20,000 to The Salvation Army Bushfire Appeal.
Laser Clinics Australia will be donating 100% of profits on Thursday 9 January.
The Cotton On Group
On Saturday 11 January, Michael Hill will be donating $100,000 to the Australian Red Cross' Disaster Relief & Recovery fund.
All tips from Monday 6 to Sunday 12 January will be donated to WIRES Wildlife Rescue.
Surf Dive n' Ski is donating 100% of profits form online sales on Saturday 11 & Sunday 12 January. They are also encouraging all of their employees to take two paid days off each month for the duration of the crisis to volunteer within affected communities as needed.
The Just Group
McDonald's are donating $500,000 to the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund.
As part of the Luxottica Group, OPSM are donating $100,000 to be evenly distributed to the Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund and WIRES Wildlife Rescue. They are also working with the local fire authorities to deliver lubricating eye drops to those in affected areas.
Spendless Shoes have donated $30,000 to The Salvation Army Disaster Appeal.
Hanes Australasia has pledged to provide at least $500,000 of support to those impacted. This is made up of a minimum of $400,000 worth of product to be distributed via our partners GIVIT, the Salvation Army or directly to those in need, plus at least $100,000 in cash donations to be provided to various organisations focused on fire fighting and relief efforts.
Ally Fashion is donating 100% of sales from thier Canvas Tote range to support the bushfire relief. Proceeds will be donated to NSW Rural Fire Services.
Lovisa will be donating 100% of online sales until 14 January to the Australian Red Cross and WWF Australia.
Dymocks Children's Charities are providing new books for care packages, and working with schools and community centres affected by the bushfire crisis. They are also matching customer donations made in-store.
Between Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th January, 10% of all sales at Kidstuff will be donated to support local communities and firefighters.
Grill'd has donated $15,900 to the Vinne's Bushfire Appeal.
T2 will be donating $50,000 to the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief & Recovery fund.
The Hoyts Group have donated $50,000 to the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief & Recovery fund and has also added the charity to the Workplace Giving Program.
Specsavers donated $18,000 before Christmas and is donating a further $100,000 in January. These funds will be distributed between the New South Wales Royal Fire Service, Victorian Bushfire Relief Appeal, the South Australian Emergency Relief Fund and The Salvation Army Disaster Appeal.
Wesfarmers Group, the parent company to Target
Australia, has advised their team members that if they choose to join a volunteer service assisting in fighting Australian bushfires they will be supported with paid leave.
Kmartart Group, also owned by Wesfarmers Group, have made a donation of $100,000 to their charity partners, The Salvation Army and Uniting Care Australia. They have also committed to match customer donations made across all of their Australian and New Zealand stores.
Will make an upfront minimum contribution of $150,000 to The Salvation Army Disaster Appeal - a Myer Community Fund charity partner - which is supporting families and communities impacted by the bushfires in New South Wales and Queensland.
Is continuing to support emergency services and relief efforts, including donations to Foodbank, state governments and directly from stores to relief centres and emergency crews.
Team members at stores across the state have held fundraisers and donated food, water and other essentials, and continue to collect customer donations for the Red Cross at the checkout.
Coles has donated 28 pallets of food and essentials via Foodbank to the Cobargo, Bega and Bermagui evacuation centres, and four pallets of fruit and vegetables for animals at the Mogo Zoo.
NAB, the Commonwealth Bank, ANZ and Westpac
Are offering disaster relief packages to those impacted by bushfires in Queensland and New South Wales. The packages include the suspension of certain fees or loan repayments. Westpac is also donating $200,000 to the Salvation Army’s Emergency and Disaster Appeal.
Announced it is donating $500,000 to the Support Through Australian Natural Disasters (STAND) program which will go to the Salvation Army’s disaster appeal.
As more brands come onboard, we will continue to update this list. Comment, tag or DM us on Instagram @westfieldbelconnen if you know of other brands donating to the cause.