Generosity, and collaboration

It's what makes our corporate partnerships special and life-changing.

Corporate partnerships in action

See how Sass & Bide, HSBC and the Australian Mutuals Foundation are already working with Barnardos
to impact young people’s lives. Barnardos is truly appreciative for the support and generosity of each
and every one of our corporate partners and supporters.

Contact our partnerships team to see how your organisation can get involved.

For more than 15 years, Australian fashion label sass & bide has proudly supported the life-changing work of Barnardos Australia. To help raise funds to support our work with vulnerable children and families, each year sass & bide produce a limited-edition t-shirt with 100% of profits donated directly to Barnardos. The 2020 edition paid tribute to the children and families who turn to Barnardos for support, and to the Barnardos staff who are so passionate about protecting vulnerable children and supporting struggling families. The 2020 limited-edition ‘Heart of Gold’ tee carried a very special message: “To every vulnerable child and family who needs support, and to the dedicated Barnardos staff who work each day to provide just that – we see your ‘heart of gold’ and wear ours as a symbol of love and gratitude.” As part of the campaign, sass & bide commissioned a unique photo shoot, modelled by Barnardos frontline workers and kids. In a special twist, the kids even had the chance to get behind the camera and take some shots for the campaign – celebrating the incredibly special and unique bond between a child and their Barnardos carer, seen through the child’s eyes. The ‘Heart of Gold’ campaign was our most successful collaboration to date. We are hugely grateful for the ongoing support of sass & bide and its great customers, who have helped raise awareness and over $300,000 in support of the work we do to break the cycle of disadvantage for thousands of Australian children and their families.

HSBC have partnered with Barnardos since 2002, generously giving financially and through staff volunteering and other engagement activities.

Currently, HSBC align their support with Barnardos Yurungai Learning Centre in Waterloo, which delivers a range of after-school services to predominantly Aboriginal children from the local area, providing a safe and nurturing environment for the students and playing a crucial role in the community.

While contributing financially, just as importantly HSBC staff regularly visit the Centre to volunteer their time and skills – helping the children with their homework and taking part in the array of activities offered at Yurungai.

Each year HSBC also host a fantastic Christmas feast at the company’s offices at Barangaroo for Yurungai’s children and their families, and offer a range of other exciting opportunities to the kids, like tickets to the HSBC Sydney Sevens.

The Australian Mutuals Foundation (AMF) was established to be a charitable vehicle for Mutual Banks, Credit Unions, Building Societies and Cooperatives, and have supported Barnardos since 2017.

Its main purpose is to assist children in need. In order to do so, AMF contributes financially to our Reconnect Marrickville program, the Yurungai Learning Centre and our Centre in Auburn – impacting young people from a range of diverse backgrounds.

Staff from across AMF’s member organisations are also heavily engaged and involved in bringing the partnership to life, taking part in numerous volunteering activities and hosting events – from taking kids from Barnardos’ programs on fun days out to the Powerhouse Museum, to buddying up with our kids from Auburn to take them to the Rosehill Gardens Christmas Party, to hosting networking events to drive engagement through the partnership.

Barnardos’ partnership with AMF continues to grow and evolve, and we are looking forward to another exciting year ahead.