At Bartons, we are committed to social responsibility and, in doing so, we support local community organisations that are close to our hearts.
All Bartons team members are encouraged to participate in our Workplace Giving Program. We select a range of beloved causes and, over the years, we have raised funds for many worthy foundations and associations. So far this year, we have supported the following charities:
October - Small Steps 4 Hannah
The murder of Hannah Clarke and her children was a ‘line in the sand’ moment in Australia; a moment when our community came together and said that ‘where domestic and family violence is concerned, enough is enough!’.
In their quest to honour Hannah, Aaliyah, Laianah and Trey and ensure that no family should endure this pain again, the Clarke family have started a movement for change – Small Steps 4 Hannah – to put a HALT to the incidences and severity of domestic and family violence in Australia.
Through Small Steps 4 Hannah it is the hope of the Clarke family to harness the collective desire of us all to make positive changes required to HALT domestic and family violence and take the steps required to do it; small steps that will eventually be giant leaps forward.
Together we can work to HALT domestic and family violence in Australia.
Learn more here – https://smallsteps4hannah.com.au/
November - Childhood Cancer Association
Every week, a child from South Australia, the Northern Territory, regional Victoria or NSW is referred to The Childhood Cancer Association for support.
Because while families can rely on outstanding medical treatment, the critical support services they need aren’t provided by either state or federal government.
The Childhood Cancer Association provides practical, hands-on support to children with cancer, and their families.
Learn more about The Childhood Cancer Association and how you can help at https://childhoodcancer.asn.au/
December - The Smith Family
The Smith Family is an independent children’s charity helping disadvantaged Australian children to get the most out of their education, so they can create better futures for themselves.
The Smith Family delivers our Learning for Life programs across 91 Australian communities, often out of the local school.
The communities have been identified as having higher concentrations of families living in economic disadvantage and are across all Australian states and territories.
Please support this amazing work via – https://www.thesmithfamily.com.au/
January – Flicker of Hope
February – Foodbank SA
March – MS Society of SA & NT
April – Surf Lifesaving SA
May – Asperlutely Autsome
June – Treasure Boxes
July – One Girl Org
August – Puddle Jumpers
September – MOSH Australia
October – Small Steps 4 Hannah
November – Childhood Cancer Association
December – The Smith Family
Past Recipients: Australian Red Cross, HAS, Flinders Foundation, Big Brother Big Sisters of Australia, Missing Persons Advocacy Network (MPAN), Variety, Cure Brain Cancer, SAHARA, Cancer Council, Dementia Australia, National Cancer Foundation, Smith Family, Anglicare, Airborne Aid, Wildlife Recovery Fund, Motor Neuron Disease SA, Miracle Babies, Nonna’s Cucina, CanTeen, Love your Sister & Meals on Wheels (SA).
Time and expertise can often be equally as valuable as money. Many of our team members commit their time to community groups and not-for-profit organisations. Their voluntary work includes board appointments, committee representation, coaching and mentoring.
Bartons and Future Generation Investment Company (FGX) Partnership
One of the ways in which we support our local community is via our charity partnership with Future Generation Investment Company.
FGX is a listed investment vehicle which provides investors exposure to the best Australian fund managers. One percent of FGX assets are invested in charities each year, with a focus on charities that support children at risk. Providing an ongoing source of funding for Australian charities, the company’s innovative structure promotes giving as well as wealth creation.
Bartons in partnership with FGX, elects to donate one percent to Bartons’ Sponsored Charites, which includes the Childhood Cancer Association, Hutt St Centre, The Village Co. and Roses in the Ocean. Through the successful FGX partnership, Bartons has raised $68,011 in 2019, $58,949 in 2018 and $17,478 in 2017 for Bartons’ Sponsored Charites.
Childhood Cancer Association (CCA)
The Childhood Cancer Association was established in 1982 and is a non-government funded, not for profit organisation, supporting South Australian children living with cancer, and their families. The funds they raise allow them to provide service such as: Support Packs for all families with a child newly diagnosed with cancer, counselling by qualified psychologists, accommodation, support groups and tutoring for children undergoing treatment for cancer. As a fully self-funded organisation, the Childhood Cancer Association relies heavily on the support of the community to enable them to raise funds to deliver vital services and support to families in need.
Hutt Street Centre
Each day Hutt St Centre helps hundreds of people who are experiencing homelessness and disadvantage to find shelter, food, care and support. Hutt St provides essential services including meals, showers, toilets, laundry facilities and lockers, and access to health and well-being services. There are 18 visiting professional services including GPs, Registered Nurses, eye clinics, legal advice and financial counselling. Visiting services offer a safe and supportive environment for people seeking help who may find it difficult to access public or community-based organisations.
The Village Co.
The Village Co. want all women who are pregnant or who have recently had a baby to experience dignity, care and generosity. Some South Australian women find themselves in a situation where they do not have essential support. Without support, women may struggle, lose confidence and be at a greater risk of mental health issues.
The Village Co. is a South Australian based not-for-profit organisation which aims to give these mothers essential and practical items that will make them feel appreciated and loved, whilst also addressing their basic needs and those of their newborn.