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 Whitford City brands which are stepping up and donating dollars to worthy appeals nation-wide.
View an extensive list below:
Has pledged $25,000 to The Australian Red Cross.
Accent Group, including The Athlete's Foot, is donating $100,000 to The Red Cross Australia, and will continue to offer ongoing support throughout the recovery process.
Pandora Australia have made a $25,000 donation to the Australian Red Cross, and a $25,000 donation to WIRES.
Is donating a total of $100,000 to The Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund to help communities rebuild.
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. They have started an Appeal to give the opportunity for customers to show their love, and will be matching all contributions dollar for dollar. 100% of collected funds will be going to UnitingCare Australia.
In December, the Kmart Group (which Target Australia is part of) donated an initial $100,000 to charity partners UnitingCare Australia and The Salvation Army.
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.
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.
Donated 100% of proceeds made on Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 January to the RFS fire fighters.
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.
The Adairs Retail Group has made a donation of $50,000 to the Australian Red Cross.
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.
Country Road Group has donated $100,000 to The Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief & Recovery Fund.
Donated $1 for every client between January 8th and January 12th to the NSW Rural Fire Service.
The Just Group
Sunkissed Jewellery donated 100% of profits from sales on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th January to the Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund.
Including Bonds and Bras N Things, 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 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 and Bras N Things are also accepting $2 donations in store and online so customers can suppport GIVIT.
All profits taken in store on Tuesday January 14th have been donated to the NSW Rural Fire Service.
Decjuba will be donating $500,000 to the following charities: Food Bank Australia, Country Fire Authority Victoria, NSW Rural Fire Service, Wildlife Victoria, WIRES Wildlife Rescue, The Salvation Army, Blazeaid and the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital.
To support the communities that need it, Michael Hill have donated $100,000 from sales on Saturday January 11th to the Australian Red Cross’ Disaster Relief & Recovery fund.
To support the communities that need it, Muffin Break will be donating $1 for every Lamington Muffin or Lamington Milkshake sold in January to WIRES.
To support the communities that need it, Eat House will be donating $1 from every coffee and $5.00 from every family meal deal to the Bushfire Appeal until Feb 2nd.
For every case of wine sold in January WA Cleanskin Cellars will donate $15.00 towards the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.
As more brands come onboard, we will continue to update this list. Comment, tag or DM us on Instagram if you know of other brands donating to the cause.