Bunnings is proud to be a part of the local communities in which we operate. In addition to our ongoing support for a broad spectrum of local groups, Bunnings partners with a number of key community organisations annually through major national appeals.
Bunnings raises much needed funds for local volunteer fire brigades and emergency services through their annual Aussie Day Weekend Fundraiser BBQ at all stores nationally. On Saturday 23 January 2016, through the generous support of customers, volunteers and team members, we raised over $497,000 nationally.
Bunnings stores and local Salvation Army teams have worked together across Australia to raise funds and awareness for over six years, with support provided during both the lead-up to Christmas and the annual Red Shield Appeal. Our teams work with their local Salvos groups to provide a variety of assistance, from fundraising opportunities in-store, to hamper contributions and hands-on help with projects.
ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day Support
Annually Bunnings stores team up with local Legacy, RSL, Lions and Rotary groups to tidy and refresh memorials and shrines in the lead-up to Anzac Day. Stores also invite their local groups in store to raise funds through the sale of Anzac badges in April and poppies in November.
Bunnings provides annual support to White Ribbon Australia, with store teams helping to raise funds and awareness in the lead-up to White Ribbon Day.
In August 2014, local communities around Australia helped celebrate Red Cross’ Centenary. Over 3,600 Red Cross volunteers collected more than $455,000 at 251 fundraiser BBQs held in key CBD locations and at every Bunnings store nationally.
Over NZ$130,000 was raised for the 2011 Christchurch Earthquake Appeal through Community Family Events held in Australian and New Zealand stores, along with barbecues held across New Zealand.
Bunnings also contributed a further NZ$100,000 to the Appeal consisting of a NZ$50,000 donation to the Red Cross and NZ$50,000 to support local community projects in areas affected by the earthquake.
Queensland Premier's Disaster Relief Fund
Following the 2010-11 Queensland floods Bunnings stores and customers across Australia and New Zealand helped raise more than $730,000 for the Queensland Premier’s Disaster Relief Appeal through a combination of donations and fundraising sausage sizzles.
Bunnings also committed a further $1 million to directly support impacted local communities in Queensland with their recovery and rebuilding efforts and Bunnings team members actively provided on-the-ground assistance.
Victorian Bushfire Appeal
In the wake of the bushfires on Saturday 7 February 2009, Bunnings stores across Australia and New Zealand, joined forces to fundraise for the Red Cross Victorian Bushfire Appeal.
Bunnings undertook a range of initiatives to support those affected by the fires. This included the donation of products to various CFA/SES command and relief centres across the state and joint efforts with our key suppliers to raise funds and source much needed products.
Bunnings Warehouse stores in Victoria and nearby areas held daily sausage sizzles during the week after the fires, with all funds raised going directly to the Victorian Bushfire Appeal Fund. All Australian stores were also official collection points for appeal cash donations.