Get involved this Workplace Giving Month

Workplace Giving

Get involved this Workplace Giving Month

Workplace Giving month is just around the corner – and setting up or relighting your existing program is easy! Check out our Employer how to guide for tips and suggestions on making your Workplace Giving program a great success!

What is Workplace Giving?

Good question! It is the opportunity to set up a regular, pre-tax donation to a charity every pay day.

It allows you to support more children in Barnardos programs directly from your payroll, plus you receive an immediate pre-tax benefit while the charity receives the full donation amount.

For example, if you donate $20 per pay cycle, it will only cost you $12.60* but Barnardos will receive the full $20.

There are many benefits to having a Workplace Giving program:

Workplace Giving

You can also get in touch with our partnerships team for support in setting up and refreshing your Workplace Giving program.

sass & bide x Barnardos campaign a huge success!

Sass & Bide Barnardos Corporate Campaign

sass & bide x Barnardos campaign a huge success!

Last April marked the release of the limited-edition Barnardos x sass & bide ‘Kind Hearts’ sweater, with prints inspired by the beautiful drawings by the children from the Barnardos Yurungai Learning Centre.

This special collaboration with sass & bide was a huge success and the adult jumper even sold out in record time! (there are still some available in children’s sizes if you have FOMO). 100% of the profits go directly to funding Barnardos programs and services, helping more vulnerable Australian children and young people recover and thrive.

The campaign featured our very own Yurungai Program children and staff proudly wearing the sass & bide ‘Kind Hearts’ sweaters, along with top celebrities such as comedian Celeste Barber!

Learn more about Barnardos x sass & bide (and other partnerships) here.

To discuss creative partnership opportunities  such as this, contact Maxine Beretta, our Partnerships & Business Development Manager,  at 02 9218 2442 or

Christmas in July Appeal

Christmas in July Appeal 2023

Christmas in July Appeal

Sadly, we’ve noticed that young people in our support programs are the ‘forgotten ones’ during our annual Barnardos Gifts for Kids appeal each year  where toys and gift cards are donated. These youth have gone through some serious issues that young people shouldn’t have to experience, from homelessness to struggling with mental health or addiction.

Christmas in July is an early Christmas call out for gift cards for the young people supported by Barnardos to lift their spirits and show them they matter.

Together with our gift partner Prezee, we’ve made donating quick and easy for you.
A simple gift card can bring immeasurable joy to these deserving young people.

So, what are you waiting for? Dust off those ugly Christmas sweaters and donate today. Or better yet, share this with your colleagues – we have posters and QR codes to help make your internal promotion seamless.



Ways to partner with Barnardos for City2Surf

Ways to partner with Barnardos for City2Surf

Ways to partner with Barnardos for City2Surf

Do 14k’s for Kids to help Aussie Kids reach their brightest future. Whether you run, walk, dance, or skip to the finish line, be a champion for children this City2Surf.

Wanting to support Barnardos as a business? There are 3-tier options for Corporates to get involved in the iconic City2Surf fundraising activity

1. Partner of City2Surf with Barnardos

Requires a donation commitment of $10,000

What we can offer:

  • Partner logo across all collateral; this includes our website, all individual fundraising pages, social media organic posts and ads, individual participants’ collateral (such as social tiles, video call backgrounds, e-signature).
  • Media/PR Opportunities with high reach
  • Bespoke collateral for your own internal and external comms
  • Staff engagement through volunteering on the day if not participating in the run
  • Training program for all staff involved
  • Social impact reporting post-donation
  • Merchandise for all participants within partner’s business

2. Matched Giving Partnership

Requires a commitment of between $2,500 – $5,000

What we can offer:

  • Partner logo across selected collateral. This would include social posts (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn) announcing the matching giving partnership.
  • Media/PR Opportunities with high reach
  • Social impact reporting post-donation

3. Participation and Fundraising

No donation commitment required

For businesses wanting to encourage their staff to participate and create some healthy competition between teams!

What we can offer:

  • Individual participant support via collateral, training plan, and merchandise (after certain fundraising target is reached).
  • Social impact reporting of total business raised as a team.
  • Sign up to run with us here

If you require further information regarding the following, please reach out to Isabella, Community Fundraising Manager at

Exciting corporate opportunities for Reconciliation and NAIDOC week

Exciting corporate opportunities for National Reconciliation Week

Exciting corporate opportunities for Reconciliation and NAIDOC week

We were so proud to have launched our STRETCH Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) 2023-2025 last month. This is an important journey for all of us. You can find more information about our RAP and read the current STRETCH RAP here

The current STRETCH is Barnardos third RAP. We’ve achieved so much but there’s so much more to do. The important relationships we have built will inform this work.

National Reconciliation Week’s theme this month is to “Be a Voice for Generations,” emphasizing the need to empower the youth to work towards reconciliation.

At Barnardos Australia, we are committed to supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and their families in their journey towards healing, which aligns with this year’s theme.

Reconciliation is crucial for corporate organizations to acknowledge and address the historical injustices experienced by Indigenous Australians. We invite corporate entities to connect with us to understand our Reconciliation Action Plan journey, and how we can work together to support their reconciliation activities throughout the year and during the upcoming National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) week, from July 2 to July 9, 2023.

We would love to hear from you, whether your team would be interested in organising a fun day out with the children, exploring ways of contributing to our early intervention and prevention programs, extending an invitation for the children to experience a day in your workplace, or hosting a company NAIDOC celebration to highlight the significance of reconciliation.

Let us collaborate and work together towards a more inclusive and equitable future for all Australians!

Get in touch to explore the opportunities by emailing us: or request the prospectus here.

Ideas for your company’s Mothers Day Celebration

Corporate Ideas Mothers Day 2023

Ideas for your company’s Mothers Day Celebration

Mother’s Day is only a couple of months away (14th May 2023), and it’s time to start thinking about how your company can celebrate the working mothers amongst your employees. Not only is it a great opportunity to show appreciation for the hard work and dedication of these women, but it’s also a chance to give back to the community.

Here are some ideas to get you started:

Team building event

Rally the troops for a Barnardos working bee or book a day out with the kids excursion both lovely activities in the lead up to Mothers Day.

A working bee involves a variety of tasks such as painting, gardening, and general maintenance at our Centre’s and facilities. It’s a great opportunity for your employees to work together as a team, get their hands dirty, and make a real difference in the lives of vulnerable children and families.

For most of us, childhood was the most carefree part of our lives, but for thousands of Aussie children, it can be the hardest. A ‘day out with the kids can provide these children with a special opportunity to alleviate the anxiety and stress of everyday challenges and enjoy some easy-going fun! For instance, trips can include a visit to the Zoo or Aquarium.

Donation drive

Organise a donation drive for the women supported by Barnardos and encourage employees to bring in items such as toiletries, clothing, and toys which can make a positive difference in the lives of these women and their families.

Fundraising event

Host a fundraising high tea or a raffle to raise funds for Barnardos’ Domestic Violence support programs. Encourage attendees to donate in honour of the working mothers in your company.

An activity for your industry

Why not get innovative and create your own activity that aligns with your product or engages your industry?

Sass & Bide

sass & bide celebrates Barnardos with an annual campaign and look out for the exciting 2023 launch, coming very soon! This year’s limited-edition sweater is launching on Tuesday 18th April, available both in store and online. Secure yours before they sell out!

By celebrating the working mothers in your company, you can show them how much you value their contributions, while also making a positive impact in the lives of those in need. So, start planning your Mother’s Day activities today, and make it a day to remember!

Contact our Corporate Engagement Manager, Annalise Wild on 02 9218 2420 or to talk through the best activity for your Mother’s Day celebration or request the prospectus here.

Save the Date! The Winter Peter Pan Op Shop Sale announced

Winter Peter Pan Op Shop

Save the Date! The Winter Peter Pan Op Shop Sale announced

Friday 2nd June – Sunday 4th June 2023

The Peter Pan Op Shop sale is one of Barnardos Australia’s most iconic fundraising events, where eager shoppers can find an amazing range of new designer fashion, end-of-season stock, pre-loved and vintage wears.

The Op Shop takes place twice a year, and we invite our Corporate Partners to rally their employees and to get involved, as volunteers.

The Peter Pan Op Shop is a great team-building activity, where volunteers support Barnardos, by contributing their time to this fundraising event. Money raised over the course of the three days directly supports our early intervention and prevention programs, making a positive impact on the children and families that Barnardos helps!

We will be calling on volunteers to help with set up, on the day selling and pack down, from Wednesday 31st May – Sunday 4th June.

Please email to ensure you receive volunteer registration details once they’re released. Places are limited!

Announcing iNova – our new corporate partner!


Announcing iNova – our new corporate partner!

We are thrilled to announce that iNova Pharmaceuticals has joined us as our latest Corporate Partner! This exciting partnership will help us continue making a positive impact on the lives of children and young people.

At Barnardos, we are dedicated to improving the lives of Australia’s most vulnerable children and young people. Our partnerships with corporations like iNova Pharmaceuticals play a vital role in helping us achieve this goal, and we are incredibly grateful for their support.

iNova Pharmaceuticals is a leading health and wellness company, with the commitment of improving the lives of people everywhere. Their generosity and dedication to our cause align perfectly with our own values, and we look forward to working with them in the coming months and years. Together, we can help Australia’s most vulnerable children and young people reach their brightest future.

iNova Pharmaceuticals, started their Australian workplace giving program in 2019 as a way for the company and its people to give back to the communities in which they live and work. The program is a key part of iNova’s employee value proposition, which underpins our people strategy.

The partnership with Barnardos is a great fit for iNova. Employees are passionate about supporting an organisation that helps children in a tangible way, and Barnardos has a strong track record in making a positive difference in the lives of vulnerable young people. The opportunities that are available for iNova and Barnardos to partner together, are a key element of why iNova identified Barnardos as our sole charity to work with.

The iNova team looks forward to partnering with Barnardos and helping Aussie kids reach their full potential.

Kate Nacinovic, People & Culture Director, ANZ

On behalf of everyone at Barnardos, we would like to extend a warm welcome to iNova Pharmaceuticals and thank them for their support. We are confident that this partnership will be a great success, and we are very excited to see the positive impact it will have on the lives of the children and families that we support.

Contact our Partnerships Manager, Maxine Beretta on 02 9218 2442 or  for more details on our Corporate Partnerships Program or request the prospectus here.

Could your company be our next Matched Giving Partner?

Matched Giving Partner May 23

Could your company be our next Matched Giving Partner?

Over the years Barnardos has partnered with a number of brands to elevate our fundraising campaigns! Could your organisation collaborate with us in May, for our next public appeal?

We are offering two corporates the opportunity to become the next Barnardos Matched Giving Partner. This partnership will provide your organisation with a unique way of supporting Barnardos goal of helping vulnerable children and their families while also promoting employee engagement and enhancing your company’s reputation, through brand exposure. Here are a few benefits of being our Barnardos Matched Giving Partner:

Increased impact

As a Matched Giving Partner, your organisation will match public donations up to an agreed amount, effectively doubling the impact of each donation. This means that your company can have an even greater impact on the lives of children in need.

Employee engagement

By offering employees the opportunity to support Barnardos Australia, your organisation can increase employee engagement and personal fulfilment. This, in turn, can lead to improved morale, higher job satisfaction, and lower turnover rates.

Community involvement

Partnering with Barnardos Australia provides your organsation with the opportunity to demonstrate your commitment to the community by making a positive impact on the lives of children in need. This can enhance your organisation’s reputation and build positive relationships with local communities.

Corporate brand exposure

Through the partnership with Barnardos Australia, your company can increase your exposure and build your brand as a socially responsible and community-focused organization. This can help to attract customers, employees, and investors who share similar values.

Tax benefits

Companies can claim tax relief on their donations to Barnardos Australia, which can help reduce the overall cost of the partnership.

Contact our Partnerships Manager, Maxine Beretta on 02 9218 2442 or for more details on how your organisation can support us in our next appeal.