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

 

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!

 

COUNTRY ROAD

Redkite
Country Road partners with Redkite, one of Australia’s leading cancer charities for children and young people. They supports families with Redkite’s practical support pack, and have provided over 4000 packs to date. These packs are designed, produced and filled by Country Road with items designed to make the families more comfortable during their stay in hospital. Since the partnership began in 2008, Country Road has raised more than $900,000 for Redkite through customer, employee and corporate fundraising.
 
My School MyVillage MyPlanet
As one of South Africa’s most successful fundraising programs, MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet is focused on improving education and social development, by raising and delivering essential funding to schools and charities. Every time customers swipe their MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet supporter cards, a percentage of their purchase is donated by the Group to the customer’s chosen school and/or charity on their behalf.
 
Product donations
Through Country Road’s Fashion Trade program, more than 44,000 items of clothing and accessories were donated by customers and Country Road, contributing in excess of $2.1 million (in retail value) to the Red Cross in Australia and New Zealand.
 
Find out more on the Country Road website and visit our Country Road 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 

 

COTTON ON GROUP (Cotton On, Cotton On Body, Cotton On Kids, Rubi, and Typo )

The Cotton On Foundation
Their mission is to develop 20,000 educational places by 2020.  When you purchase a bottle of water, mints, a tote bag or tissues from Cotton On, Cotton On Body, Cotton On Kids, Rubi or Typo, you’re helping to support this foundation. These products can be found in over 1,500 Cotton On Group stores globally with 100% off the proceeds contributing to empowering youth through quality education. Through a unique partnership with customers and team members, the Cotton On Foundation is focused on empowering youth globally through the delivery of quality educational projects in Uganda, South Africa, Thailand and Australia.

Check out all the other life changing projects that The Cotton On Foundation have completed on their website, and don’t forget to get in to our Cotton On store to buy a Cotton On Foundation product and change a life today!

 

SPORTSGIRL

Have you seen the range of the beautiful accessories at Sportsgirl with The Butterfly Foundation logo on them, and wondered what it is all about?

Well, every time you buy an accessory from the Sportsgirl Butterfly Range, you’re helping to contribute towards The Butterfly Foundation’s programs to promote positive body image and help Aussies with eating disorders and their families.
So far, Sportsgirl has raised over $2.6 million for The Butterfly Foundation, enabling the support of more than 100,000 Australians with eating disorders or negative body image issues.

Did you know?
After obesity and asthma, eating disorders are the most common illness in females aged 15 – 24 and Anorexia Nervosa is the most serious of all psychiatric illnesses in Australia. It has even been diagnosed in children as young as 8 years old, with 75% of cases starting before the age of 16. Bulimia Nervosa more commonly affects older teenagers and young adults.
 
How can I get involved?
Just purchase any of the Butterfly products available at Sportsgirl or visit the Sportsgirl website 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.