Making a Difference in the Community
We’re committed to building, nurturing and investing in the communities in Australia and around the world, in which we live and work. We have a long history of being an active part of our local communities, by donating money, product and employee time to worthy causes. We also know that affecting meaningful change takes time. That’s why we’re in this for the long term, as demonstrated by our global contribution of more than $1 billion in cash and food over the last 25 years.
Along with our key partners, we focus our contributions on three areas key to promoting healthy lifestyles – physical activity, nutrition education and access to fresh foods. Our diverse approach to community involvement includes:
- investing in signature community programs
- inspiring employees to contribute time, money and skills
- responding when disaster strikes, with cash and product donations
Distributing food to the welfare sector and feeding over 88,000 people every day makes Foodbank the largest relief organisation in Australia. We are proud to have been a national donor since 1999. In 2013 alone we donated 479,596 kilos of food product, equating to more than 685,000 meals. Our goal is to help Foodbank reach its target of distributing over 52 million kilos of food by 2015.
Our support includes donating a combination of critical stock and staple items to Foodbank on a regular basis. We also support the Schools Breakfast program. . In 2013 we donated 90,000 jars of Vegemite as part of the Collaborative Supply Program. We also provide volunteers for the warehouses along with executive expertise to help raise Foodbank's profile.
To find out more, visit the Foodbank website.
Clown Doctors (part of the Humour Foundation)
We love to laugh and they say it’s the best medicine. So we partner with Clown Doctors to treat sick children to a bit of this joy. Clown Doctors are a group of professional performers who cheer up kids in 21 hospitals around Australia.
We have been friends with the Humour Foundation since 2004 as the principle and strategic partner. Our shared goal is to establish Clown Doctors in all major children’s hospitals in Australia, seven days a week. We’re talking full-time fun.
Since 2006 we have raised over $1 million through a key fundraising initiative in Tasmania, the ‘Cadbury Miles for Smiles’ fundraising event. Our support also extends to the funding of Clown Rounds, providing executive support and in-kind product.
We also donate some of our profits from the Cadbury Fundraiser range. For more info and a bit of a chuckle, visit the Humour Foundation website.
Request a Product Donation
Given our company profile and size, we receive an overwhelming number of requests for donations from all over Australia - far more than we can possibly support.
While our Australian investment is focused on our community partners, we are happy to consider requests for small product donations from charitable organisations.
Should you wish to request a product donation in Australia, please complete this form
Please allow at least 4 weeks for your request to be processed.
Throughout Australia, Cadbury Fundraiser helps many organisations achieve their fundraising goals by providing a wide range of top selling Cadbury products for sale. Whether it is raising funds for school parent groups, a local footy team or a local community group, Cadbury Fundraiser caters to most consumer needs.
To find out more about Cadbury Fundraiser click here
Cadbury Australia spreads the joy of Christmas through our partnership with Make-A-Wish® Australia.
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