It’s no news that fires in Australia are still burning, with countless volunteers, firefighters and more working endlessly to contain and end this disaster.
Over 5.9 million hectares (14.7 million acres) have been burned across Australia. To put that into perspective, that area is greater than Belgium and Haiti combined. The death toll has risen to 19 people and 500+ million animals have died.
Brands and businesses across Australia are offering to donate profits varying from 5% all the way to 100% to support charities involved.
See below ways you can donate, get involved and help raise funds to care for wildlife, support our volunteers and fire fighters and care for our bushfire victims.
- Book a Fashion, Hair or Makeup & Beauty workshop at The Masters Institute of Creative Education.
Interested in learning how to style hair? Or go from day to night with your makeup look? Maybe even getting a taste of the fashion industry?
We’re donating 100% of total sales from our School Holiday Programs to support bushfire relief. Whether it’s for you, a niece, a nephew or a friend, these are great introductory courses that give a taste of what it’s like to work in the creative industries. Workshops will run at 185 Spring Street, Melbourne, 3000 over the week beginning the 13th of January.
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Want a taste of the fashion industry? Join us for a 4 day introduction to the diverse career pathways available within the fashion industry. Explore fashion illustration, basic pattern making, photoshoots and more! Whether you’re interested in the design side of fashion or more focused on the business, this 4 day program will give you insight into both areas, along with collaboration with like-minded creatives in our makeup program. Book your tickets here.
Want to learn to style hair like a pro? Gain insight into the hair industry with our introductory 2 day hair workshop these school holidays, covering the fundamental aspects and basic techniques of hair styling. You’ll learn skills such as braiding, how to blow-dry effectively, curling with straightening irons and more! Book your tickets here.
Discover the techniques of makeup artistry and beauty therapy through this 2 day workshop! Create face masks tailor made for yourself, design face charts and learn how to take your day-time makeup look to something more glam for the night time. Book your tickets here.
- Purchase the Australian firefighters 2020 calendar, if you can get your hands on one.
Okay, so this one may be out of stock and we can understand why… but keep your eyes out for a restock of the 2020 Australian firefighters calendar, with proceeds going to native wildlife in need.
- Shop with fashion, homewares, jewellery labels and more!
The list keeps getting longer! Countless brands are offering to donate proceeds from purchases to support a variety of charities including the CFA Vic, Red Cross and more. If you’ve had your eye on an item for a while, now’s the time to buy. See below a list of some of the brands participating.
Atoir - Donating 100% of all profits in January via online sales.
Chic Australian womenswear label, perfect for your next event.
Kate and Kole - Donating $20 from every order until the end of summer
A boutique jewellery studio that design in Newcastle and cast in Sydney. These are great gifting options with a selection of charms and the option to personalise.
Frank Body - donating 100% of A-beauty scrub sales until the end of January
Australian beauty brand that uses native Australian ingredients to create the perfect A-Beauty scrub. If you’ve been wanting to try it, now’s the time.
En Gold - donating 50% of profits made from plinth sales until Jan 10
Makers of natural stone & marble furniture.
The Ayu - donating 25% of sales until the end of Jan
Perfume oils, candles and facial mists. The perfect gift or treat for yourself
Rowie The Label - donating 100% of sales until Jan 6
Byron Bay based fashion label featuring swimwear and stunning summer dresses.
Chow Darling - donating 50% of profits until Jan 10 and will be donating $1 from every sale until the end of 2020.
100% Plant-based skincare with an Italian flare.
Auguste The Label - donating 100% of all sales until Jan 6
A boutique brand featuring the perfect prints & day dresses for summer!
Brie Leon - donating 100% of profits until Jan 6
Accessories label featuring stunning jewellery and chic handbags.
Ora Era - donating 100% of all profits from Jan 6-Jan 12
Bag label featuring picnic bags that you need for the weekend.
Cleonie Swim - donating 100% of all sales until Jan 6
Australian made & designed swimwear label.
Shop Remy - donating 100% of all proceeds until Jan 11
Australian French linen scrunchies & handmade pearl anklets.
Elenora The Label - donating 100% of all sales until Jan 6
Sustainable, ethical womenswear label.
Remi Lane Designs - donating 50% of all profits until Jan 7
For Harper - donating 100% of sales until Jan 12
Australian label of responsibly sourced jewellery.
Silk Wolfe - donating 50% of sales until Jan 12
Timeless 100% silk womenswear featuring bold colours & easy to wear styles.
Rococo Body Oil - donating 100% of profits until the end of January to NSWRFS & Wires Australia
- Sell your clothing! Or buy someone else’s.
Let’s face it. There’s always a few items in our wardrobes that are hidden away in perfect condition and begging to be worn again. Past student Faz came up with the genius idea to sell items from her wardrobe and in return, donate all the proceeds to raise money for the Australian bushfires. Keep an eye out on her Instagram @fazshukhrat for more info, or alternatively, do it yourself!
- Donate directly!
Whether you’ve raised money by selling your own items or simply want to donate, we recommend donating to the following:
Red Cross - Donations go towards supporting people in evacuation centres, recovery hubs and more. From January 6, they will also provide emergency grants to those who have lost their homes to bushfires. Find out more & donate here.
Salvation Army - Teams are providing meals to evacuees and frontline responders. Donations will help provide the crucial support needed. Find out more here.
New South Wales Rural Fire Service - Donate and support your local NSW brigade. Donate here.
Want to help the wildlife? Follow the links below: