Our achievements wouldn’t be possible without the invaluable support of our corporate partners. The Foundation greatly appreciates the innovative and varied ways our partners help us work towards ending avoidable blindness.
Agility Logistics is a leading global freight forwarding and logistics provider. They’ve partnered with The Foundation to provide significant support in transporting vital and fragile medical equipment to some of the most world’s most remote destinations. In addition, Agility supports The Foundation through company donations, event sponsorship and corporate team participation in Sydney and Melbourne Coastrek events.
Agility’s in-kind support is valued in excess of $250,000. However, the value of the partnership is much more than a dollar figure. By providing professional logistics support and services, Agility minimises the resource drain on already stretched international NGO operations.
The Blackwoods catalogue is distributed to over 60,000 businesses across Australia and the company has proudly supported our Indigenous Australia Program since 2010. Proceeds from the sales of the ‘Foresight’ range go towards improving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health in remote communities.
Through leveraging their network of suppliers and customers, Blackwoods has inspired businesses such as 3M, CRC Industries and Cigweld to also lend their support to help end avoidable blindness. Some Blackwoods staff members were also able to see The Foundation’s work up close through the See Australia program, exclusive to our major sponsors.
I am pleased to announce that together we
- Olivier Chretien, Managing Director, Wesfarmers Industrial & Safety
have reached a significant milestone of total
donations reaching $350,000. Our donations
have had immediate and ongoing benefit
for the people assisted by The Foundation.
HSBC has recently joined The Foundation’s #endtrachomanow campaign, signing a significant three year partnership to support our Trachoma Elimination Program in Australia.
Trachoma is a blinding infectious eye disease occurring in communities with poor hygiene and living conditions. While trachoma is treatable and preventable, Australia remains the only developed country in the world where the disease still exists in endemic proportions.
With HSBC’s support, we’re committed to eliminating trachoma in Australia. We work alongside Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, the Australian Government and our partner organisations.
Staff at HSBC have been able to witness the work they support first-hand in remote Australian communities through the See Australia Program.
Through their Helping Hands workplace giving program, JB HiFi staff have provided significant support to The Foundation’s sight restoring work since 2010. Workplace giving funds are matched by the business, doubling the impact each individual can make. These significant contributions allow The Foundation to plan programs for the future – programs that restore sight and change lives.
In addition to the Helping Hands initiative, JB HiFi manages an in-store collection initiative which contributes further donations to The Fred Hollows Foundation.
For more information about Workplace Giving, please contact Lucinda Needham, our Partnerships Officer.
PwC is a leading professional services firm and has been a corporate partner since 2007 through the PwC Foundation. Support has included Workplace Giving, hosting events and a variety of staff engagement and community fundraising initiatives.
In addition to this support, The Fred Hollows Foundation collaborated with PwC on a series of reports to calculate the economic benefits of eliminating avoidable blindness on a global scale. This work showed a return of $4 for every $1 invested in the developing world. By looking at The Foundation’s key goal through an economic lens, PwC’s work has shown that ending avoidable blindness has benefits reaching far beyond health alone.
The Fred Hollows Foundation is proud to be one of the selected charities supported by the Qantas Frequent Flyer program. Frequent Flyer members can choose to redeem their points to support The Foundation’s sight-restoring work that ranges from $25 for a cataract operation in some developing countries, to $500 for an eye camp in Africa, or $1,500 to train an eye health nurse in Vietnam.
This initiative is an effective way for members to support The Fred Hollows Foundation by redeeming their Qantas Points. Qantas make a monthly donation to The Foundation based on on the Qantas Points that their customers have redeemed. This partnership brings together an iconic Australian airline with one of the country’s favourite charities.
You can learn more about supporting The Foundation through the Qantas store here.
Every Specsavers store supports The Fred Hollows Foundation as their national charity partner. Each store is locally owned and operated by optometrists who can also elect local charities to support alongside The Foundation through the Community Instore Program. Funds are generously donated directly from store owners for every pair of glasses sold.
In 2014, a special initiative of the Specsavers partnership was a limited-edition frame featuring the work of Aboriginal artist Langaliki Langaliki – who underwent two sight-saving operations funded by The Fred Hollows Foundation in 2008. After the success of the frame in 2014, two new frames were launched in October 2015 in collaboration with Langaliki and The Fred Hollows Foundation.
Specsavers is incredibly proud that our stores
have raised in excess of $1.5 million for The Fred
Hollows Foundation. We know this support will
help hundreds of thousands of people to see again.
Travel Insurance Direct and World Nomads
Travel Insurance Direct and World Nomads are leaders in the travel insurance industry and have a unique micro donation platform called Footprints. When customers purchase their travel insurance online, they’re offered an option to add a small donation to a targeted project of The Fred Hollows Foundation.
Through this easy and transparent method of donation, customers have greatly supported The Foundation’s sight restoring projects across Nepal, Cambodia and here in Australia.
Westpac recently launched a $100 million Bicentennial Foundation that draws its inspiration from the life and work of Fred Hollows. Westpac will use the money to fund a series of scholarships each year for young Australians with great potential.
The Fred Hollows Foundation is honoured that Westpac recognises Fred as being one of the most iconic Australians chosen to inspire the next generation.
I really hope that the scholarships offered
– Gabi Hollows
through Westpac’s Bicentennial Foundation give
a whole new generation of leaders the leg up
they need to shape Australia – just like Fred did.