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Disaster Relief

In 2020, Australia has suffered from cyclone threats, bushfires, extreme temperatures, floods, the threat of a pandemic – and we’re only a few months in. Winc Disaster Relief is a pledge to support communities around the country affected by these disasters with the essentials they need now, or for the long road ahead.

Our pledge has now reached over $500,000!

We kicked things off in January with a $250,000 pledge, and thanks to the generous support of Newell Brands, Kimberly Clark Professional™ and Nestle, we’ve now been able to reach over $500,000!

Thousands of products from ‘Thank You’ Nescafe Blend 43 to Rubbermaid water storage bottles and Scott® Essential toilet paper have been picked, packed and delivered – free of charge – to the people who need it, when they need it.

Community groups to benefit

Foodbank, Good360, Rotary VIC and BlazeAid are just some of the organisations who have benefited from Winc Disaster Relief, helping us match people with products. Together we’ve been able to:

  • Deliver 9,600 Scott® Essential toilet rolls to evacuation centres on the NSW South Coast and other fire affected regions in rural NSW and Victoria
  • Send 20,000 Sharpie pens and 3,000 PaperMate notebooks to fire affected schools around the country
  • Provide 1,500kg of coffee to rural Australia to help fuel the rebuilding effort after both fires and floods

To add to this, all Winc team members have been encouraged to take two days of paid volunteer leave to support any disaster relief related group that is registered as a charity with the ACNC.

What’s next?

While the immediate threat of our bushfire crisis is well behind us, our disaster affected communities still have a long road ahead of them, particularly as our wider community faces the COVID-19 pandemic. If you’d like to support some of the organisations associated with Winc Disaster Relief directly, here’s our guide:

  • Donate $1 to Foodbank and you’ll provide two meals for Australians in need. Donate money here.
  • Foodbank is also currently appealing for volunteers to support the increased need for food supplies for disadvantaged and underserved communities in the wake of COVID-19 buying patterns. Volunteer here.
  • Good360 is working to match spare brand-new goods from businesses with Australians in need. You can give to this cause here.
  • All donations to BlazeAid go directly to the work of supporting rural landowners, like our farmers, after natural disasters. You can support them here.
  • Rotary Clubs across Australia are united in their desire to assist families whose lifestyle is at risk due to prolonged drought. You can help them by donating at any branch of the Bendigo Bank or here.

Thank you for your support!

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