Our community is at the heart of what we do, big and small.
In collaboration with the Spotlight Foundation, Spotlight Retail Group supports organisations around Australia and New Zealand with material and in-kind donations that champion the brand's ethos: allowing our customers to express themselves creatively in their homes and communities.
For donation and support requests, please email email@example.com and our friendly team will be happy to chat. Please note we receive a large amount of requests and will respond as quickly as we can.
STARLIGHT CHILDREN'S FOUNDATION
Since 2019, Spotlight are proud to partner with Starlight Children's Foundation as their Official Creativity Partner.
You can read more about the work we're doing with Starlight here.
The Spotlight Foundation, Spotlight Stores & Anaconda have been recently been supporting Good 360. Good 360 is an incredible organisation that repurposes surplus brand new goods and directs them to Australians who need them most. Their goal is to make sure that nothing useful lies unused and our stores are thrilled to support them whenever possible.
WRAP WITH LOVE
Spotlight in partnership with World Vision Australia proudly supports Wrap With Love, a grassroots organisation making and distributing blankets to displaced, refugee and homeless communities around the world. Spotlight customers can knit or crochet squares and blankets to be collected and distributed by Wrap with Love. Free patterns and more about the cause can be found here.
CRAFTS FOR A CAUSE
Spotlight celebrates every maker who provides their time and their skills to give to others. In this spirit we have created Spotlight Crafts for a Cause, a Facebook community for like-minded crafters to come together and share the work they are doing and the causes they are supporting. Looking to get started making for charity? Join the conversation at Crafts for a Cause.
AUSTRALIAN PACKAGING COVENANT
The Australian Packaging Covenant (APC) represents a commitment by governments and industry to the sustainable design, use and recovery of packaging. It is the voluntary component of a co-regulatory model designed to reduce the environmental impacts of consumer packaging by encouraging improvements in packaging design, higher recycling rates and better stewardship of packaging.
A copy of our current action plan and annual report can be accessed here.
The Stitch in Time program was launched in November 2006 and was developed specifically to empower vulnerable women living in poverty by teaching them a vocational skill (sewing) that enabled them to generate an income and better their circumstances. Over the years, the program expanded to include key partnerships in Vietnam, Cambodia and Maningrida in the Northern Territory as well as numerous community organisations around Australia.
In Siem Reap, Cambodia, Spotlight ran a Stitch in Time sewing centre with Together for Cambodia. Women employed in the centre were able to handmake goods for local businesses such as schools and hotels and thereby make a living for themselves. Our relationship is still strong and we currently still support Together for Cambodia and their children's home for approximately 40 at risk or orphaned children.
We are also looking to expand Stitch in Time in Australia which we have previously done with the Sundanese Communities via Stand up in Dandenong and Sunshine.