CHARITIES AND FOUNDATIONS

Many of our retailers partner with charities, (or even have their own foundations), to make a difference in the lives of people, animals and the planet.

Here is a small selection of our retailers and the wonderful causes they support:
 

PANDORA

PANDORA believe giving back is important. This is why they’ve partnered with i=Change, so they can work together to make a difference in the community.

WHAT IS I=CHANGE®?
PANDORA donates $1 from every purchase to your selected charity initiative through the online platform, i=Change. To donate $1 to your chosen charity, simply place your order as normal. At the end of the transaction, a pop-up will appear asking you to choose from the following charities:
  • THE STARLIGHT CHILDREN'S FOUNDATION - Help sick kids flourish and build resilience. The Starlight Children's Foundation provides sick children with joy and laughter, by making their dreams come true with a 'Starlight Wish' or fun activities in the hospital.
  • RAISE FOUNDATION - It takes a village to raise a child. The Raise Foundation provides professional mentoring for disengaged high school students. They support their mentor volunteers with training and resources.
  • NATIONAL BREAST CANCER FOUNDATION - Help fund ground-breaking breast cancer research. The National Breast Cancer Foundation aims for zero deaths from breast cancer by 2030. Show your support and contribute to improving how breast cancer is prevented, diagnosed, managed and treated. 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime.
To find out more visit Pandora's website

 

KMART

Kmart is committed to helping communities thrive. The do this by partnering with local and global organisations whose visions and programs have positive impacts on the people in the communities they serve.

Salvation Army
Kmart partners with The Salvation Army to assist those in need not only at Christmas but throughout the whole year via the Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal. In addition we work with The Salvation Army to provide support during times of crisis, such as when communities are impacted by natural disasters.

Mission Australia
Mission Australia works to reduce homelessness and strengthen communities across Australia by helping secure jobs, receive an education, find housing and develop important life skills. Mission Australia is a community partner for the Kmart Wishing Tree Appeal, helping to collect gifts for people doing it tough.

Reach Foundation
Reach was founded by Jim Stynes and Paul Currie in 1994 with a pretty clear vision – to inspire young people to believe in themselves and get the most out of life.  Since then, Reach has grown – with hubs in Melbourne, Sydney and the Hunter Region. Thousands of young people across Australia participate in their workshops each year and demand continues to increase.

To find out more, visit Kmart's website

 

PRICELINE

Priceline Pharmacy is not only a fantastic place to stock up on all your health and beauty favourites,  but you can drop off your spare change to make a big difference! Priceline recognises that we all know someone touched by a serious illness, and its Sisterhood Foundation supports five different charities to achieve their goals. So far the Priceline Sisterhood Foundation has raised $4.5 million and donated 100% of the proceeds raised to its charity partners. Focussing on women’s and children’s health charities, the Priceline Sisterhood Foundation has partnered with Look Good Feel Better, PANDA (Perinatal Anxiety and Depression Australia), Children First, Hear to Listen and Alzheimer’s Australia.

How can I get involved?

Easy! You can donate in any Priceline store by dropping your spare change in the love-heart shaped donation box at the register, or by donating online on the Priceline website.

 

OPTUS

Fight against Hunger
Optus have partnered with Foodbank to help provide meals to families in need.
They are fundraising for Foodbank and you can help by making a donation in store or online. 100% of contributions will be donated to Foodbank.

Donate Your Data
Optus has partnered with children’s education charity The Smith Family for their ‘Donate Your Data’ program to help provide disadvantaged children who can’t afford internet access.

Optus also support a number of community programs including:
  • Digital Thumbprint –  A digital education program that teaches students how to have a positive online presence and stay cyber safe. 
  • Mobile Student2Student – A project in collaboration with The Smith Family, mobile student2student aims at helping disadvantaged kids in Years 3 – 8 improve their reading levels over mobile phone, with the help of a reading buddy. In 2014, the program reached 500 reading pairs, with 94% of students improving their literacy levels.
  • Kid's Helpline at School Digital - The Kids Helpline @ School (KAS) digital program was developed to help make cyberspace a better place for primary age students and aims to build resilience, coping strategies and digital knowledge about topics such as respectful relationships online, cyberbullying and the positive use of technology.
To find out about these community initiatives and more, check out the Optus website and don’t forget to pop into our Optus store!

 

MUFFIN BREAK

BeanGiving
Muffin Break has teamed up with BeanGiving to sell coffee to support community groups around Australia. BeanGiving is a pilot enterprise established by Foodco Group Pty Ltd to assist Australian community and charitable organisations. BeanGiving combines two Australian passions; enjoying great at-home coffee and supporting community groups making a difference in the lives of the people they serve.
 
How does it work? Place your order today at beangiving.com.au
Muffin Break donate 10% of the final purchase price to the community groups of your choiceFREE delivery for all orders and refer-a-friend to receive bonus rewards

Learn more on the Muffin Break website 

 

COLES

Coles Supermarkets partners with numerous local and international charities to raise funds and awareness for important causes.

SecondBite
More than 680 Coles supermarkets across Australia donate surplus fresh food to around 1300 community food programs which provide meals to disadvantaged Australians. Over the past seven years, donations from Coles have equated to 50 million meals. In addition to providing food donations, Coles also raises funds for SecondBite through the sale of $2 donation cards and shopping bags.
 
Redkite
Coles is proud to support Redkite, which helps provide essential support and financial assistance to children and young people with cancer and their families.
Over the past five years, Coles team members and customers have raised $28 million for Redkite, which has enabled support for families around 120,000 times by helping to provide counselling services at hospital bedsides, financial assistance and scholarships for young cancer patients and survivors.
 
Clean Up Australia
As one of Australia’s largest retailers, Coles recognises its responsibility to the environment. That’s why we they always looking for ways to reduce our environmental footprint and contribute to the communities in which they operate. In late 2017, Coles was partnered with Clean Up Australia on environmental initiatives, such as Clean Up Australia Day and our Community Bags program, which encourages our customers to use reusable shopping bags.
 
Disaster relief
Coles has a long history of supporting the communities in which we operate by raising funds for disaster relief. Coles team members and customers support relief efforts by donating funds as well as essential supplies to communities in need.
 
Visit the Coles website or check out our Coles store for more information.
  
 

WOOLWORTHS

Woolworths use their resources and skills to partner with the communities they are part of to improve the health and well-being of our customers, creating employment opportunities for young Australians and New Zealanders, and supporting communities facing natural disasters with emergency relief and post-disaster recovery. Some of their initiatives include Free Fruit for Kids, Earn and Learn, S.T.A.N.D., White Ribbon and programs with their food rescue partners such as OzHarvest and Foodbank.
 
OzHarvest
Every 50c donated to OzHarvest directly assists them in keeping more than 50 drivers on the road, rescuing surplus fresh food from around the country, and delivering it daily, and free of charge to over 1300 charities across Australia Over the past 4 years, Woolworth’s annual Appeal has helped OzHarvest deliver an extra 7,600,000 meals.
 
Foodbank
Foodbank is Australia’s largest food relief organisation, providing 60 million meals a year to more than 2400 charities around the country. This accounts for 75% of all the food distributed to charities by food rescue organisations in Australia. Last year, Foodbank distributed 33 million kilograms of food and groceries with a retail value of more than $200 million. Woolworths has been a Foodbank ‘National Donor’ since 2002, donating more than 15 million kilograms of food and groceries to date.
 
Salvation Army S.T.A.N.D program (Support Through Australian Natural Disasters)
Woolworths partners with the S.T.A.N.D program to raise funds for communities affected by natural disasters. Fund raising through corporate donations, customer donations and sales of specially marked bottled water contribute towards helping communities with disaster response, recovery and resilience.
Drop in to our Woolworths store or check out the Woolies website here.

 
Learn more about ways to shop sustainably and ethically here.