Every day, thousands of Australians' rely on the invaluable services of our nations charities. That’s why Coles works hard with a variety of national charity partners so that together we can raise funds and awareness for some of Australia’s worthiest causes.
Coles Community Food with SecondBite, is committing to donate surplus healthy, fresh produce to charities around the country which will provide over 5 million meals to those in need over the coming two years.
For more information visit secondbite.org.au
Coles, an official partner of the Cancer Council since 1996 has helped raise over $10 million dollars for cancer research and support programs through sponsorship, support of the ever popular Daffodil Day campaign and donations from every bottle of Coles sunscreen purchased.
In 2011, through the generous support of our customers and team members, Coles has raised $1.7 million for Cancer Council which helps to maintain their Helpline (13 11 20), a free, confidential telephone service, which provides support to people who are living with or are touched by cancer. For more information, visit cancer.org.au. Check out what Coles are doing for 2012.
Since 1982, Coles has supported the Guide Dogs Australia Collection Dog Program. The iconic Collection Dogs raise money to give blind and vision impaired people the skills and confidence to move around their local communities safely and independently.
You will find collection dogs in many of our Coles supermarkets and Liquorland stores throughout Australia, and your loose change and donations help these Collection Dogs raise thousands of dollars for Guide Dogs Australia. So when you next do your shop at Coles, be sure to make a donation.
For more information visit guidedogsaustralia.com or call 1800 804 805.
Coles is committed to helping Foodbank in its important mission to achieve ‘An Australia without Hunger’ by regularly donating food and groceries. Through the dedicated work of our team members, last year Coles proudly donated 1.1 million kgs of food and groceries.
In October 2009, Coles received Foodbank’s Leadership Award in recognition of our support of Foodbank to help alleviate hunger in Australia. See more in the Coles Media Releases. For more information, visit foodbank.com.au
Coles aims to reduce plastic bag use and encourage the use of reusable bags. In support of this aim, Coles donates 5 cents to Junior Landcare for every green bag sold.
The Coles Junior Landcare Garden Grants Program is the flagship program of the Coles/Landcare Australia partnership, which assists schools to establish their own garden programs within their school and communities. These programs encourage students to learn about the environment through outdoor learning and interaction in developing their own school gardens.
Since 2008, close to 1400 garden grants had been funded and many of the schools have established vegetable, bush tucker, native and water-wise gardens and sustainable garden programs. Lots of the fresh fruit, veggies and herbs that have been grown have ended up in the school kitchen and cooking classes.
Coles Junior Landcare Garden Grants are valued at up to $1,000 per project. To apply for a Coles Junior Landcare Garden Grant, please visit: http://www.juniorlandcare.com.au/grants-2/coles-grant