Geelong businesses supporting the bushfire appeals

There is no way to put it lightly, Victoria, and Australia on a whole, is currently experiencing horrific bushfires. It’s devastating to see the lives, homes, wildlife and environment that are being lost as a result.

With the current devastation across the country, we’ve been amazed at the many local businesses who are stepping up to raise funds, coordinate resources, donate proceeds and offer their help to support the work of emergency services in these areas. We’ve made a list of just some of the businesses who are doing this.

Ali at Sweatworking Geelong is coordinating local businesses for a fundraising event. If you’re a business that can offer help, please get in touch.

As you go about your usual day today, please look out for these businesses and help them help those in need.

DONATING PROCEEDS

Retail

Hutch Store is donating 100% of its online sales on Saturday, 4 January to Wires Wildlife Rescue. This is the second day of donating profits the clothing store has held.

Florence and Threads is donating 50% of sales on Monday, 6 January to the Australian Red Cross and Wildlife Rescue.

Salt Lab is donating 100% of profits for 48 hours* to the Australian Red Cross. *This was announced at 4pm on Friday, 3 January.

Artist Morgan Jamieson has created an exclusive print, available for $100, with all proceeds going towards WWF Australia’s ‘Adopt a Koala’.

Artist Rebecca Kate is auctioning a piece of art at 5pm Sunday, 5 January with all proceeds going towards The Salvation Army.

Ernest & Joe is donating all sales of the ‘Three Trees’ necklace and bracelet to the Bushfire Appeal.

Valerie’s Pantry is matching dollar-for-dollar in donations made at the store this weekend. Donations will go to the Australian Red Cross and Country Fire Authority.

Argentina is donating 100% of profits on Saturday, 4 January to bushfire victims.

Laura Alice artist is donating 100% of print sales this weekend to the Australian Red Cross.

Lunar Label is donating 100% of online sales until Sunday, 5 January to the Australian Red Cross and RSPCA.

Project Ten Australia is donating all profits this week to various agencies and bushfire appeals.

BLT Jewellery has listed a necklace, ring and pair of earrings with all profits of these items going towards the Australian Red Cross.

Slow Ties is donating 100% of sales from a macrame hanger.

Ena Pelly is donating 5% of all online sales for the month of January to the Australian Red Cross.

Tribe Skincare is matching dollar-for-dollar up to $10,000 on Sunday, 5 January. Matching donations to Australian Red Cross, Country Fire Association and NSW RFS.

Smith and Ink is donating all proceeds from a custom ‘Not all heroes wear capes’ print.

Neon Collective Co is donating all proceeds from neon hearts sold in January to the Australian Red Cross.

Missta is donating $30 from every bottle sold this weekend to the Australian Red Cross.

Frankie Say Relax is donating 25% of sales from all three stores on Monday, 6 January to the Australian Red Cross.

The Scent Lab is donating 25% of all online sales for the next week to the RFS.

Home Grown Kids is donating 100% of profits this week to WIRES Wildlife Rescue.

Natural Harry is donating 100% of profits this week to WIRES Wildlife Rescue and the Australian Red Cross.

Moon Dust Geelong is donating 100% of profits from online sales on Sunday, 5 January to WIRES Wildlife Rescue.

Highton AMCAL Pharmacy is donating 10% of all sales on Monday, 6 January to the Australian Red Cross.

Food & Bars

House Iberia cafe is donating proceeds from all smashed avo dishes and bacon and egg rolls ordered on Monday, 6 January to the Australian Red Cross. All tips for the month of January will also be donated to the cause.

King of the Castle cafe is donating $5 from smashed avo dishes ordered this weekend as well all tips received for the month of January.

Nicol’s Paddock is donating all tips to the Bushfire Appeal.

Kilgour St Grocer is donating all tips for the month of January to The Australian Red Cross.

El Santo Geelong is donating 100% of sales from every Paloma cocktail this weekend to the Salvation Army.

Ocean Grind is donating $2 from every coffee sold on Saturday, 4 January to the Bushfire Appeal.

The Beach House is donating $1 from every coffee sold until Friday, 10 January to the Country Fire Authority.

East Fruit Market is donating 50% of strawberry profits this week to the Salvation Army.

Zigfrids is donating all tips for the month of January to the Australian Red Cross.

Mt Duneed Estate is donating $20 from every dozen bottles of wine purchased to the appeals.

Courthouse Hotel in Bacchus Marsh is donating $1 from every parmi sold to the Bushfire Appeal.

Pizzeria Adamo is donating $1 from every pizza sold next week to the Australian Red Cross.

The Local Geelong is donating 100% of all pizza sales on Tuesday, 7 January.

Mustafa’s Kebabs is donating $1 from every kebab and HSP sold on 6 & 7 January to Australian Red Cross.

Avanti Drive Thru is donating $1 from every coffee sold this weekend to bushfire victims.

7 Origins is donating all tips to bushfire victims.

Marty at Oakdene is donating $5 from every summer mimosa cocktail sold throughout January.

Mr Grubb is donating $5 from every black angus burger ordered throughout January.

Fork n Flower is donating $5 from every smashed avo dish ordered throughout January.

Garage Ocean Grove is donating 100% of takeaway coffee sales on Sunday, 5 January to Australian Red Cross and Wires Wildlife Rescue.

Five ft One is donating $5 from cabinet egg and bacon rolls during January and February to the bushfire appeals. The cafe is also donating 100% all tips and donations received to the Australian Red Cross.

Lambys Tavern is donating $1 from every entry free paid and $1 from every Mario Kart drink purchased for the month of January to the Australian Red Cross.

Nourishing Life Nutrition is donating 100% of sales from every meal planner sold this month to the Australian Red Cross.

Great Ocean Road Chocolaterie is donating $1 from every ice cream sold across its three locations on Sunday, 5 January to the Country Fire Authority and East Gippsland Emergency Relief Fund.

Twisted Dessert Bar is donating all tips and 100% of cupcake sales throughout January to the bushfire appeals.

Sailors Rest is donating $1 from every coffee sold, entry proceeds to rooftop parties and tips each Sunday in January to the Australian Red Cross.

Manhattan Bar and the 18th Amendment Bar are donating 100% of profits from sales of Bacardi Mojitos and Bacardi Daiquiris to the Australia Red Cross and Wildlife Victoria.

Cafe Botticelli is donating $2 from each housemade muffin and $1 from every coffee purchased on Monday, 6 January.

Cafe Go is donating $1 from every coffee sold on Tuesday, 7 January to the Country Fire Authority.

Ocean Grove Pizza & Pasta is donating $5 from every large Aussie pizza ordered until 15 January to the bushfire appeals.

Shannon Pizza is donating $1 from every Aussie pizza ordered this week to the bushfire appeals as well as all tips for the month of January.

Boss Burger is donating $1 from every burger sold on Wednesday, 8 January to the bushfire appeals.

At the Heads is donating 100% of proceeds from all Suttons Grange wines and Blackman’s Brewery beers sold between 12pm to 6pm on Sunday, 12 January. The venue will also be matching dollar-for-dollar any cash donations made.

Health and Wellbeing

Kommunity Yoga is donating all profits from its launch on Monday, 6 January.

Wonder Yoga is matching dollar-for-dollar in donations made at the studio on Saturday, 4 January.

Upstate Yoga is donating sales of the 30 day intro passes to the Australian Red Cross for the next 48 hours*. *This was announced at 6pm on Friday, 3 January.

Mind Body Salt is offering free salt therapy for those affected by poor air conditions. All they ask is for a donation to be made, this will be matched dollar-for-dollar.

Body Fit Geelong West is donating $5 from every person who attends a pump class on the morning of Monday, 6 January.

FlickPT is donating the fees to an outdoor pt session. The class takes place at 6pm on Wednesday, 8 January at the Ocean Grove Rotunda.

Lucefit is donating $5 from every participant (female only classes) in sessions on Tuesday, 7 January to the Bushfire Appeal. Montana coffee van will also be present donating 100% of its profits.

Family Doctors Highton is donating 10% of all patient fees from 6-10 January to the Australian Red Cross.

Move With Us is holding a group yoga session at 6am on Thursday, 9 January at Cosy Corner, Torquay. All donations to attend the class will be donated to the bushfire appeals.

The Jungle Body Geelong is holding a bushfire appeal class at 6.30pm on Wednesday, 8 January at the Geelong West Town Hall. The class costs $15 with proceeds going towards the Australian Red Cross.

Other

Style and Grace is donating 100% of its salon takings on Wednesday, 8 January to the Firefighters Relief Fund and Wildlife Disasters Fund. The salon has enlisted the help of contractor hairdressers to help meet the demand and increase funds raised.

Miss Fizz is donating $5 from every ticket sold to its Summer Soiree event. $1 from every drink at the event will also be donated.

A Simple Wish is donating 15% from picnic package bookings over the next week to the Bushfire Appeals.

You’re Gorgeous Hair and Beauty is donating 100% of all blowaves and $10 from each colour service for bookings between 7-11 January.

The Art of Insight is donating 100% of workshop proceeds to the Australian Red Cross.

VILLAROSA Real Estate is donating 20% of its fees on all new property listings for the month of January.

Ninedots Build Advocates is donating 100% of proceeds from every Build Discovery Session held in January. The business is also offering free build support to those who lost homes in the fires and will need to build new homes in the coming year.

What To Do Geelong is donating 100% of profits this week to the Australian Red Cross.

AVENUE FIVE Projects is donating $500 from every new property/land listing in January to the bushfire appeals.

Geelong Illustrators is holding a Bushfire Relief Art Auction at 5:30pm on Friday, 24 January with 100% proceeds donated to the VIC and NSW fire services.

Ivy Creations Hair is donating 100% of all blowaves on Thursday 9 and Friday 10, January to the Victoria Firefighter Relief fund and Wildlife Rescue.

Aesthetic Skin Clinic is donating all takings on Monday, 6 January to the bushfire appeal and wildlife fund.

DONATING AND COLLECTING GOODS

** For all donations please pay careful attention to what is being requested and only donate these items. We’d also love to suggest people avoid plastic bags as much as possible and drop off donations in reusable bags. Thank you! 

The Finishr is collecting donations of non-perishable foods, vouchers and clothes at the next two run sessions.

Geelong Mums will be coordinating with services on the ground in the coming weeks to support mums and families in areas affected. They open on Monday, 13 January to receive donations. Please visit their website to see what they need. If there are specific needs for those in affected areas, they will update everyone online.

Prissy Nail Bar is collecting groceries at its store for Food Bank Australia throughout January. See their page for a full list of accepted and needed items.

Canny Group is accepting donations of toiletries, sanitary items and vouchers.

Kiitos Living by Design is accepting donations of toiletries, sanitary items and vouchers.

Nest Seven is accepting donations of toiletries, sanitary items and vouchers.

The Food Purveyor is accepting donations of quality tinned food (with ring pull), UHT milk, grab-and-go snacks (muesli bars etc) and sanitary and personal hygiene products (no razors, medicine etc) on behalf of Foodbank Victoria.

Steampocket is collecting donations of toiletries, sanitary items and non-perishable foods on Sunday, 5 January to donate to Foodbank Victoria.

Wallingtons WRG is collecting donations for animals affected by the bushfires. They are also asking for residents to knit marsupial pouches for injured animals.

Strong Brother Strong Sister is accepting select goods at its Geelong office (Lvl 1 37 Malop St, Geelong) from 10am-2pm on Monday, 6 January.

Geelong Veterinary Hospital is collecting donations this week for animals affected by the bushfires.

OTHER GREAT INITIATIVES

Sweatworking Geelong has started a fundraising page raising money for the relevant agencies. They will also be announcing other fundraising initiatives, so please watch this space.

The In8 Life is offering free chiropractic care to all local firefighters, CFA volunteers and wildlife rescue workers.

#Fiverforfire is an initiative created by Jake Buchanan to encourage people to donate $5 to any of the relevant causes and then use the hashtag. Search #fiverforfire on Instagram for more.

Hilary Holmes Makeup and Botanicals by Luxe are holding a fundraising event ‘Gather for Good’ at Alma on Thursday, 9 January. The night will feature a panel discussing the power of kindness and courage in the face of hardship. Tickets here.

You can also donate directly to the Australian Red Cross, The Salvation Army, Country Fire Authority and WIRES Wildlife Rescue.

You can also donate to the Victorian Bushfire Appeal at any Bendigo Bank branch or online here.

This list isn’t all inclusive, so please, if there are others that you know of let us know and we will update this page.

Please take note of the dates and double-check with businesses for any changes.

Main image taken by Allison Marion of her son Finn as they fled bushfires in Mallacoota, Victoria. Image via the ABC. 

  1. Fun Farm 2 U is donating 10% of any booking secured in January (need a petting zoo for November? Book in Jan & 10% is donated)
    We have also opened our property for anyone who needs accommodation For themselves or animals.

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