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Helping communities affected by Bushfires

 

How the Woolworths Group is helping. There is a long way to go.

Given the scale of this recent disaster, the recovery will take time and we are committed to continued support of the affected communities and those who are helping to rebuild them.

Some of the other initiatives we are supporting include:

  • $250,000 to animal welfare and rescue organisations and in partnership with the NSW State Government, Foodbank and WWF Australia, Woolworths is supplying tonnes of fresh vegetables to be dropped into national parks to feed endangered native wildlife impacted by the fires.

  • Ongoing support to local communities in impacted areas through donations of products to rural fire crews, charities, customers and evacuation centres.

 

Through Australian Natural Disasters

We have expanded our S.T.A.N.D program to support a range of charities who provide their respective expertise and support communities impacted in times of natural disaster.

  • The Salvation Army’s Emergency Services teams provide practical assistance and emotional support to those affected in times of natural disaster.

  • Lifeline has a national network of crisis supporters and provides universal mental health support, both via its 13 11 14 phone, chat and text service and face to face counselling.

  • Foodbank addresses food insecurity through the provision of fresh food, key staples and essentials.

In addition to working with these charities, we are also working with WIRES who are supporting the rescue and recovery of wildlife impacted by the fires.

To find out more about our charity partners, please scroll down.

How you can support

You can donate to these charities here, or in any BIG W, Woolworths supermarket, Woolworths Metro, Dan Murphy’s or BWS store. 100% of donations made in our stores or online will support their good work.

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Woolworths Spring Water

Together with Woolworths, Dan Murphy’s and BWS, BIG W is committed to supporting the communities we serve, particularly in times of need, so we will be ranging cause-related bottled water as another way we can help out.

20 cents from the sale of every 24-pack Woolworths Spring Water from 24/1/20 to 31/1/21 will be donated to support the natural disaster work of The Salvation Army, Rural Aid, Lifeline and Foodbank.

Water is a product which is in high demand in times of disaster, so through these year-round sales we are able to help fund our natural disaster partners to prepare, respond and build resilience in communities impacted by natural disasters.

 

Woolworths has committed to donating a minimum of $1.7 million to be distributed between these four charities through this water campaign.

Donate Woolworths Rewards Dollars

If you’re a Woolworths Rewards member, you can donate your Woolworths Dollars in multiples of $10 to the S.T.A.N.D charity of your choice. You will require a minimum of $10 Woolworths Dollars in your account in order to donate. Your donation is tax deductible.

Donate Woolworths Dollars Here

 

Trolls

The Salvation Army Australia, www.salvationarmy.org.au, 261-265 Chalmers St Redfern, NSW 2016, Phone 13 72 58. Funds raised by Woolworths Group are used for The Salvation Army Emergency Services team responding to natural disasters and emergencies. Woolworths Group is authorised to fundraise on its behalf until 31/1/21. 100% of cash donations made in our stores are remitted to the charity.

Rural Aid, www.ruralaid.org.au, PO Box 1342, Sunnybank Hills Queensland 4109, Phone 07 3054 5979. Funds raised by Woolworths Group are used for rural communities impacted by natural disasters. Woolworths Group is authorised to fundraise on its behalf on until 31/1/21. 100% of cash donations made in our stores are remitted to the charity.

Lifeline Australia, www.lifeline.org.au, PO Box 173, Deakin ACT 2600, Phone 02 6215 9400. Funds raised by Woolworths Group are used for crisis support and suicide prevention services. Woolworths Group is authorised to fundraise on its behalf until 31/1/21. 100% of cash donations made in our stores are remitted to the charity.

Foodbank, www.foodbank.org.au, 50 Owen Street, Glendenning NSW 2761, Phone 02 9756 3099. Funds raised by Woolworths Group are used for food relief services. Woolworths Group is authorised to fundraise on its behalf until 31/1/21. 100% of cash donations made in our stores are remitted to the charity.

WIRES, www.wires.org.au, 117 Old Pittwater Road, Brookvale NSW 2100 , Phone 1300 094 737. Funds raised by Woolworths Group are used to support the rescue and recovery of Australian. Woolworths Group is authorised to fundraise on its behalf until 31/1/21. 100% of cash donations made in our stores are remitted to the charity.

 

Good360

Good360 is a matchmaker, connecting the spare brand new goods of businesses to Australians who need them most.

Good360 (a Not for Profit) distributes the donated goods to over 1,300 member charities and eligible schools Australia wide, helping them have greater impact in their communities.

Good360 has partnered with BIG W since 2017.

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