Support the Australian bushfire appeals

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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 Kotara brands which are stepping up and donating dollars to worthy appeals nation-wide.

View an extensive list below:

Country Road Group

Including Country Road brands, Witchery and Mimco, has donated $100,000 to The Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief & Recovery Fund.

CUE

Will be providing clothing aid over the coming months to affected communities.

The Body Shop

Has pledged $25,000 to The Australian Red Cross.

Mecca

Has pledged $100,000 to The Australian Red Cross Bushfire disaster relief fund.

Accent Group

Accent Group, including The Athlete's Foot and Platypus , is donating $100,000 to The Red Cross Australia, and will continue to offer ongoing support throughout the recovery process.

General Pants Co.

Will donate all profits from its stores this Thursday 9 January to The Australian Red Cross disaster relief fund.

Pandora

Pandora Australia have made a $25,000 donation to the Australian Red Cross, and a $25,000 donation to WIRES.

Shoes and Sox

Donated 100% of profits to The Australian Red Corss and WIRES on 07 & 08 January.

FactoryX

Which is the parent company of Gorman (among other brands) are donating $200, 000 directly to The Bendigo Bank national bushfire disaster appeal.

Bec & Bridge

Located inside David Jones, Bec & Bridger gifted 100% of all online and retail profits made on Sunday 5 January nation-wide to the NSW RFS, WIRES and The Australian Red Cross.

Camilla With Love

Which you can find in David Jones, will auction off their archive collection full of rare and wonderful pieces on Friday 10 January with 100% of revenue going to fire victims. In addition, they will be continuing to raise funds for both fire victims and emergency bodies by pledging 10% of all sales made within the first week of their new collection launch on Wednesday, 8 January.

Sheike

Donated $25,000 to bush fire relief efforts with funds going to NSW Rural Fire Service, CFA Victoria, WIRES and The Australian Red Cross.

Tree of Life

Has donated $7,000 to The Australian Red Cross and $3,000 to WIRES. As of today, all sales of Tol2 Recycled Sari Bags will go towards raising money for the Australian bushfires.

Oroton

Will give 20% of sales in store and online to the State Based Fire Services across our nation on Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 January.

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.

The Sussan Group

Made up of Sportsgirl, Sussan & Suzanne Grae, is making a donation of $100,000 to be split equally between the Salvation Army Disaster Appeal and the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery to support all of the families, communities and businesses as they cope with the disaster and to aid in the recovery process.

The Cotton on Group

Made up of Cotton On, Cotton On Body, Cotton On Kids, Ruby Shoes and Typo. The Cotton On Group is pledging $250,000 to support bushfire relief efforts.

Lush

Lush pledges to donate a minimum of $100,000 by March 2020 from our Charity Pot fund to grassroots organisations and charities who are part of the ongoing effort in driving climate action. This will include groups who work to regenerate land, defend the rights of First Nations People, drive legislative change, and protect our unique and diverse wildlife. ⁠

Bed Bath N Table

Bed Bath N Table are pledging 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 @redcrossau who are helping the communities who are suffering with essential disaster relief.
  • $25,000 to our national fire services
  • $25,000 to NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue & Education Service (WIRES) Wires Wildlife Rescue who are supporting our wildlife populations that have been left vulnerable and in need of help.

Coles

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.

The Commonwealth Bank, ANZ, NAB 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.

Woolworths

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.

Novo

Are donating 100% of profits (instore and online) in the next 24 hours starting at 07 January 5pm AEDT to support bushfire relief.

Christiane's Hair Design

Christiane's Hair Design is hosting a toiletry and non-perishable food drive supply aid to those affected by the Australian bushfires.

Find out more here.

Zeus Street Greek

On Tuesday 21 January from 11:30am - 3pm Zeus Street Greek will be selling $8 pitas with $1 for every pita sold donated to The Red Cross

Skin Kandy

SkinKandy will be donating $5 from every piercing done on Saturday 11th to support the Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery fund. Book here.

David Jones

Have raised over $100,000 in stores for the Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund, taking total contributions to over $200,000.

Decjuba

Donating $500,000 to the following charities:
@foodbankaus
@cfavic
@nswrfs
@wildlifevictoria
Gippsland Emergency Relief Fund
@wireswildliferesue
@redcrossau
@salvosau
@blazeaid
@portmacquariekoalahospital

Seed

Seed Heritage and French Connection will collectively donate $200,000 to the Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery fund in addition to the recent women’s, men’s and children’s clothing donated to @thread_together.

Mad Mex Kotara

On Tuesday 14 January $2 from every meal will be donated to the RFS, directly to familes of firefighters who lost their lives.

As more brands come onboard, we will continue to update this list. Comment, tag or DM us on Instagram @westfieldkotara if you know of other brands donating to the cause.

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