Toyota Australia design and engineering team have been developing face shields for the medical community on the frontline.
To support the medical community tackling COVID-19, our design and engineering team in Port Melbourne have been developing face shields to help keep them safe on the frontline and reduce the spread. Our gratitude goes out to our Aussie nurses and doctors and we’ll continue to support them in any way we can. Check out the link in our bio to find out more about how Toyota is helping.
They have also been cooking meals for healthcare workers from their Toyota HQ kitchen.
Over the next three months, we will be cooking over 150 meals every day for our healthcare heroes working on the frontlines to take care of our communities. Straight from the Toyota HQ kitchen, we will be delivering straight to hospitals throughout Melbourne along with @alexmakesmeals We are here to help wherever we can, so to all the nurses, doctors, cleaners, admin staff and volunteers, we hope these meals assist in some way. We are so appreciative of all that you are doing! Check out the link in our bio to find out more about how Toyota is helping.
The Visa Foundation committed $200 million to support micro and small business across the globe.
Airbnb is providing frontline health workers with the opportunity to arrange accommodation, so they are able to be close to their patients and safely distanced from their own families.
We are partnering with our hosts to connect 100,000 healthcare staff & first responders around the world with places to stay that allow them to be close to their patients — and safely distanced from their own families.— Airbnb Australia (@airbnb_au) April 4, 2020
Learn how to get involved: https://t.co/v2AlfFQGQV
The Coca-Cola Company and local bottlers have pledged over $100 million to support local communities, including $40 million from the Coca-Cola Foundation, $14 million of which has gone to Red Cross projects around the world.
ASICS is giving people access to ASICS Studio app, which is usually normally a subscription-based service, people can now access multiple at home sessions for free to help ease you through this challenging time.
There is a dedicated at home section, bodyweight only, and some great guided mindfulness classes plus a host of other activities that can be done at home.
They have been encouraging their athletes and consumers to download the app, post a workout and tag ASICS using #SoundMindSoundBody so that they can share the posts on their social channels.
YoPro is helping people come out of isolation fitter then they went in, with the launch of a free 66-day fitness challenge featuring their Olympic ambassadors and fitness experts.
Out-of-home advertising provider, JCDecaux, have been helping the government send important messages informing the public on Covid-19.
We are committed to playing our part to keep everyone safe in these difficult times. Out-of-Home continues to provide high visibility and credibility, not just for brands but for important community messaging too. Stay safe and support one another. pic.twitter.com/ranAyldxVh— JCDecaux Australia (@JCDecauxAUS) March 20, 2020
To continue to deliver care and support to Australian families, Cadbury has donated $100,000 to the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal to ensure this amazing hospital isn’t impacted by the cancellation of the annual Easter Picnic & Egg Hunt fundraiser. Cadbury also donated over 1.6 million Easter eggs to hospitals, paramedics, aged care homes and those in quarantine across the country, as well as a range of food products to Foodbank and SecondBite to help Aussie families doing it tough at this difficult time.
Optus is playing a critical role in keeping Australians connected, understanding that now, more than ever, everyone is counting on their ability to access the world through their home and mobile connectivity.
While many organisations are temporarily reducing their workforce, Optus has been hiring more staff to support its customers. Over 2000 people have been onboarded into service roles, 500 of which are people who have been laid off or temporarily stood down by other companies. This includes 45 Virgin Australia Cabin Crew members who have been brought on to provide call centre support. Optus has also upskilled 1300 retail staff so that they can support customers in new, relevant ways such as through online messaging support.
To help keep customers connected to friends and family, to school and to work, Optus is offering unlimited data allowances for eligible Optus Home Broadband customers on limited data plans (excluding 4G or 5G Broadband plans) until June 30th, 2020. To learn more, visit Optus’ Help and Support page.
Optus is also lending a hand to customers in financial hardship, including small businesses, that continue to find themselves in difficult financial circumstances due to COVID-19. Customers who are unable to pay their Optus bills may be eligible to request a financial hardship plan, tailored to individual needs, to give them the peace of mind they need at this difficult time. Eligibility details and information on how to access financial hardship support are set out here.
This helpful letter template, inserted into major newspapers across the country, further encouraged everyday Australians to lend others a helping hand and to keep in touch with each other.
Qantas is continuing to support Australia, with their freight service delivering vital goods to and from Australia.
Our Qantas team have been saying farewell (for now) to our international flights from across the globe.— Qantas (@Qantas) March 31, 2020
We're still operating international freight services to move vital goods to and from Australia as well as some domestic and regional routes for essential travel. pic.twitter.com/jeKQjuClFT
Swisse wants to ensure everyone is happy and heathy during their unprecedented times, they have donated 10,000 products of Immune Probiotics and Vitamic C & Manuka through Frontliners Australia to hospital staff.
H&H Group’s brand Biostime have donated Instant Milk Formula to families in need through Foodbank Australia.
When Covid-19 broke out in China, the H&H Group donated cash and products including Biostime probiotics and protective gear for frontline medical workers to the Chinese Red Cross, to be distributed to Wuhan and broader Hubei province residents.
They have also supported Italian doctors, nurses and patients through donations of Swisse products, sourced 150,000 masks and donated cash to the Italian Red Cross.
Woolworths is offing Australians who have lost their jobs with the opportunity to work for them, with 20,000 new roles becoming available across Australia.
We're hiring up to 20,000 new roles across our businesses over the next month.— Woolworths (@woolworths) March 26, 2020
This will allow us to better meet the unprecedented demand for food and drinks across the country and also help scale up our online delivery to support the changing shopping needs of the community. pic.twitter.com/cGlCnnKmm7
Woolworths Group remains committed to supporting communities with a number of initiatives rolled out to help those impacted by the health crisis including:
- On 17 March, Woolworths was the first supermarket nationally to introduce a community shopping hour for the elderly and people with disability. Healthcare and Emergency Service workers were also included in the community hour later in the month
- Partnering with Meals on Wheels and their network of volunteers to help deliver 80,000 packs (320,000 rolls) of toilet paper directly to their vulnerable clients across Australia
- More than $4.5 million provided to date to hunger relief partners OzHarvest, Foodbank and Fareshare by way of financial contributions, direct food donations, transportation and labour cost support. An additional $5 million has been committed to support these partners over the coming months
- $1.5 million donated to children’s health and wellbeing charity partners to support their ongoing work due to the COVID-19 related downturn in the charity sector and cancellation of their key fundraising efforts
- Supporting small suppliers through temporary changes to our payment policy so eligible suppliers are paid within 14 days for their goods and services
- Rental relief support to help retail tenants and small businesses in Woolworths Group owned shopping centres impacted by temporary store closures or downturn in business during COVID-19
- 6,000 Woolworths Basic Boxes donated to organisations including Arnhem Land Progress Aboriginal Corporation, Outback Stores and NSWALC Indigenous communities