We value giving back and so do our people. That's why our community programs and partnerships are so important to us.
We are committed to delivering on our purpose for everyone. We believe everyone deserves to have a safe place to sleep, every night. To help make this a reality, we have formed a number of partnerships with charities who know a lot more about this than we do.
These partnerships form our Because We Care program, along with our community programs our people participate in.
We first partnered with Launch Housing in 2014, an independent community organisation providing housing and homelessness support services. Together we launched a National Rapid Rehousing Fund in 2015 to support women and children who are at risk of, or experiencing, homelessness as a result of family violence. The National Rapid Rehousing Fund provides financial support to women and children, with things like paying bonds, paying rent and buying household goods.
To give a little extra help, our new recruits build furniture for families in need as part of our employee induction.
Orange Sky Australia provides a platform for every day Australians to connect via regular laundry and shower services.
Our partnership helps to expand their fleet of Orange Sky Laundry and Orange Sky Shower vans, as well as the new Orange Sky Digital cars.
International Committee of the Red Cross
Our partnership with the International Committee of the Red Cross, helps to support the humanitarian work they do throughout Asia and the Pacific. It provides opportunities for our people throughout Asia to give back in their local area.
The Big Issue Women’s Subscription Enterprise
We support the Big Issue Women’s Subscription Enterprise that provides employment for marginalised or disadvantaged women who package magazines from the safety and comfort of a Big Issue office.
Our CEO Owen Wilson also participates in the annual CEO Selling initiative, where CEOs team up with Big Issue vendors to sell magazines and raise awareness about The Big Issue and funds for the vendors.
Created in collaboration with founding partners Infoxchange, News Corp, Google, Ask Izzy is a website that provides access to more than 350,000 homelessness support services across housing, meals, healthcare, counselling, legal advice, addiction treatment and more.
In our Because We Care program, our people can support causes they are passionate about through volunteering, matched payroll giving, employee community grants and fundraising.