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 Tuggerah brands which are stepping up and donating dollars to worthy appeals nation-wide.
View an extensive list below:
Has made a donation of $100,000 to The Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief & Recovery Fund. They are also accepting donation at all registers.
Country Road Group
Including Country Road brands available at David Jones, Witchery & Mimco has donated $100,000 to The Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief & Recovery Fund.
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 across Australia. 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 while ANZ has pledged $1million to bushfire relief.
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.
Has pledged $25,000 to The Australian Red Cross.
Bonds owners, Hanes Australasia, 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.
Bonds will also be accepting $2 donations online and in Bonds stores across the country until 29 February 2020 that will go directly to GIVIT to help fund the purchase of essential products required by people in need.
The Cotton On Group
As a business founded in regional Australia, Cotton On Group have said they're "committed to helping our mates who need it the most". The Cotton On Group is pledging $250,000 to support bushfire relief efforts. They'll be matching their employees donations dollar-for-dollar.
Will donate all profits from its stores this Thursday 9 January to The Australian Red Cross disaster relief fund.
Will donate $500 a day in January to the Red Cross and Wires.
The team from Hairhouse Warehouse Tuggerah have reached out to local RFS groups and are offering free wash, cuts, head massages and blow drys to say thank you and to pamper these hard working people. The offer is Monday to Friday and some form of identification is required.
Honey Birdette has pledged $15,000 to The Red Cross Disaster Relief & Recovery Fund.
During the month of January, Lincraft will be supporting the Australian people affected by the bushfires. Lincraft customers can join and support by donating to the Lincraft Bushfire Appeal. All money raised will be going directly to the Red Cross. Lincraft will also be donating $1 for every metre of flannelette fabric and $1 for every ball of Cosy wool yarn sold to go towards the Wires Wildlife Rescue.
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.
Pandora Australia have made a $25,000 donation to the Australian Red Cross, and a $25,000 donation to WIRES.
In partnership with GIVIT, Rockmans have committed to donate an item of clothing to victims of the bushfires for every item sold online in the next seven days.
In addition, Rockmans have donated $50,000 to the St Vincent de Paul Society bushfire appeal.
In support a donation of $50,000 to the Australian Red Cross, the Salvation Army Disaster appeal and the NSW Rural Fire Service Brigades and Donations Fund.
The Sussan Group
Made up of Sportsgirl, Sussan & Suzanne Grae, is standing together and making a donation of $100,000 to be shared equally between the Salvation Army Disaster Appeal and the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund to support all of the families, communities, and businesses as they cope with the disaster and to aid in the recovery process.
In addition, all team members from The Sussan Group will have their personal donations to the Salvation Army, Australian Red Cross and also the World Wildlife Fund Australia matched dollar for dollar.
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.
Is heartbroken by this unprecedented national crisis. Like so many, they are devastated by the destruction of communities, livelihoods and wildlife across Australia due to these catastrophic bushfires. T2 will be donating $50,000 to the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund. To the brave firefighters, emergency services and the thousands of volunteers who are working tirelessly to protect us around the clock.
As more brands come onboard, we will continue to update this list. Comment, tag or DM us on Instagram @westfieldtuggerah if you know of other brands donating to the cause.