Myer’s involvement in the community stems from our founder’s tradition of philanthropy. We believe that by engaging with and contributing to the communities in which we live and work, we can have a positive social impact, make a lasting contribution and help achieve positive change.
The Myer Community Fund is the national charity of Myer Pty Ltd, it is a public ancillary fund and governed by its own Board. Myer Community Fund is committed to raising funds through charitable activities involving Myer team members, customers , brand partners and suppliers. The Myer Community Fund
is focused on supporting children and families in Australia.
Annually, The Myer Community Fund engages with and supports more than 60 charities across Australia.
In FY21, the Myer Community Fund was proud to raise over $825,000 to support children and families in Australia, including those experiencing family violence or requiring emergency financial relief. Funds were directed to our national charity partner The Salvation Army and local charity partners nationally. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, an emergency relief program was implemented to provide grants to charities experiencing increased service demands due to the pandemic. Furthermore, the Myer Community Fund supported communities impacted by flood and storm damage via Givit and paediatric healthcare through The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation.
Myer has a long-standing history of community support and engagement, and we continue to maintain strong and meaningful partnerships with our local communities. We do this by partnering with leading charitable organisations seeking to address measures of change and support the needs of the vulnerable for a safer and more secure future.
The Polished Man campaign encourages everyone to take a stand and actively commit to helping end violence against children.
For the month of October, the movement encourages people of all genders to paint one nail blue to represent the one billion children who experienced violence in the past year alone. This simple act helps raise awareness and funds for those who need it most.
The Myer Community Fund is proud to be an Impact Partner, with funds raised to go on and support support both trauma prevention and trauma recovery programs for people who are at risk of or have suffered child violence in Australia
The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army is one of Australia’s largest welfare providers dedicated to helping people in crisis. The Salvation Army provide a diverse and responsive suite of services for women and women with children escaping family violence, ranging from prevention to early intervention and crisis or high risk responses.
We have taken a step towards a more sustainable future by reducing the uptake of plastics bags in stores across the country. From the 1st of February 2021, we are now charging 15 cents for Myer plastic multi-use bags. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Myer Community Fund which helps support over 60 charities annually. We also have a stylish range of Myer Reusable Bags available for purchase in-store for $2, or bring your own from home.
Thank you for joining with us in this important change.
Enquiries regarding Myer Community Fund can be directed via email to myercommunityfund.com.au