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 Plenty Valley brands which are stepping up and donating dollars to worthy appeals nation-wide.
View an extensive list below:
Pandora Australia have made a $25,000 donation to the Australian Red Cross, and a $25,000 donation to WIRES.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Donating $500,000 to the following charities:
Gippsland Emergency Relief Fund
To support the communities that need it, Michael Hill will give $100,000 from sales on Saturday January 11th to the Australian Red Cross’ Disaster Relief & Recovery fund.
As more brands come onboard, we will continue to update this list. Comment, tag or DM us on Instagram @westfieldplentyvalley if you know of other brands donating to the cause.