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. In 2018, we are supporting the following charities:
January - Foodbank SA
February - RSCPA
March - Catherine House
April - Still Aware.Org
May - The Neuro Foundation
June - Maggie Beer Foundation
July - Junction Australia
August - Hutt Street Centre
September - Childhood Cancer Association
October - Flinders Foundation
November - Movember
December - Smith Family
January – Zero Bully Australia Foundation
Bully Zero Australia Foundation provides genuine and enduring care for bullying victims and their relatives. They exist to identify and empower victims, to support and stand side by side with them, their families and friends in taking action and creating permanent positive changes.
February – Childhood Cancer Association
The Childhood Cancer Association provides ongoing and practical hands-on support for children living with cancer and their families. The Childhood Cancer Association relies solely on the generous support of the community, to enable it to continue to provide vital services and support to families in need.
March – Still Aware
Still Aware drives change and works tirelessly towards reducing preventable stillbirths. They collaborate with key researchers in the field to gather and report data of care provisions already offered internationally, but which are not provided to Australian patients.
April – Hutt Street Centre
Each year Hutt St Centre serves around 50,000 meals and provides social work and support services to nearly 2,000 people. Showers, laundry facilities, visiting health professionals, an aged city living program for their older clients, recreation activities, education and training, legal aid and assistance with finding housing are all services provided to the 200 plus homeless people who visit Hutt St Centre each day.
May – Cancer Council Australia
Cancer Council Australia is a national, not-for-profit organisation which aims to promote cancer-control policies and to reduce the illness caused by cancer in Australia.
June – The Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal
Red Shield Appeal is The Salvation Army’s signature fundraising drive which helps fund their vast network of social and community services. Each year, The Salvation Army appeals to the Australian community for donations to ensure they can give hope where it is needed, mostly through their social welfare and community service programs. Services range from providing shelter for the homeless, assisting families in crisis through practical support and financial counselling, to guiding people with addictions through to a clean, healthy lifestyle.
July – Maggie Beer Foundation
The Maggie Beer Foundation is a vibrant, influential and authoritative charitable foundation that aims to improve the quality of life for current and future generations of older people.
The Foundation is guided by the belief that, with help from many committed people they can bring about life-altering change to the well-being of the elderly by having access to food full of flavour and nutrients.
August – Children’s Tumour Foundation of Australia
The Children’s Tumour Foundation provides information, resources and support services to children, their families and adults living with neurofibromatosis (NF), a term for three distinct disorders: NF1, NF2 and schwannomatosis. CTF also raises funds to support promising medical research aimed at finding new treatments and ultimately a cure for NF. NF1 is one of the most common genetic inherited conditions, affecting up to 1 in 2,500 individuals. It is at least as common as Cystic Fibrosis, Muscular Dystrophy and Huntington’s disease, yet there is little community awareness and significant gaps in health services for the NF community across the country.
September – Breast Cancer Network Australia
BCNA works to ensure that Australians affected by breast cancer receive the very best support, information, treatment and care appropriate to their individual needs. We support, inform, represent and connect Australians affected by breast cancer.
October – beyondblue
3 million Australians are living with anxiety or depression. beyondblue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.
November – Movember Foundation
Every year, the Movember Foundation is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces in Australia and around the world. By prioritising the funding of three of the biggest health issues, prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health & suicide prevention, faced by men Movember Foundation ensure they are having long-term, global impact.
To learn more about the Movember Foundation visit their website https://au.movember.com
December – Westpac Rescue Helicopter
Each year the Community’s Own Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service is on standby 24 hours a day to help save lives throughout Northern NSW. While the sound of the Rescue Helicopter’s beating blades is a welcome one for those in critical need, the next patient flown could be someone close to you. Every contribution helps to ensure that no one ever pays to be assisted.
To learn more about their life saving work visit their website at www.rescuehelicopter.com.au
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.
In 2015 Bartons received the Annual Achievement Award in the category of ‘Community Contribution by an Accounting Business’ from the Panalitix Accountants Network (PAN).