The Retail Savvy Group takes their illustrious position within the community seriously, and makes a point to give back as often as possible. Below is a list of charities and organisations we support.
St. Hilda’s College holds an annual prestigious charity ball, this year to raise money for Embrace Education. The Shaw Davey Slum is proud to have been able to assist in continuing this tradition, and ultimately assisting to raise funds through Embrace Education, through our generous sponsorship program.
The Shaw Davey Slum is a proud sponsor of Melbourne Uni’s Queens College’s production of The Crucible. The Slum’s sponsorship of this production has allowed for the costume and makeup departments to function to their full effect. The Slum is proud to support our local Carlton residents and patrons in their extra-curricular events!
Youth Projects provides health, outreach, community and employment, education and training services to individuals experiencing disadvantage, unemployment, homelessness and alcohol and other drug issues.
Youth Projects promotes inclusion, builds resilience and creates opportunities.
For more information visit: http://www.youthprojects.org.au
The Cancer Council undertake a broad range of activities:-Research – they are the leading independent funders of cancer research in Australia.
-Providing evidence-based up to date information to Doctors and other health professionals to help improve prevention, detection and treatment of cancer.
-Providing patient support to help improve the quality of life for cancer patients, their carers & families.
-Marketing affordable sun protection products.We are Corporate Sponsors for their Daffodil Day held annually.For more info please visit daffodilday.com.au
The Brotherhood works not just to alleviate poverty but also to prevent it. They aim to have a national voice on poverty and disadvantage and seek to engage with key decision makers in government, business and the community.We have supported them by donating about 500kg of fresh coffee beans, which was distributed throughout their Community Centres, to the aged living in their two lodges, and people who struggle to provide for their families residing in inner Melbourne.We also pass onto them any good quality furniture we no longer require which support the community they provide for.For further info about the Brotherhood of St Laurence please visit www.bsl.org.au
Fiji Kids is a grassroots charity providing financial assistance to help the neediest children attend school and achieve both primary and secondary education via financial support from commitment sponsors.For almost 1 million people the beautiful islands of Fiji are home. But for many, life is no holiday and even the very basics of life are out of reach. Education is not free in Fiji, which means for many children, completing their education is an impossible dream and without education another generation will be trapped in poverty.Through our company Printergy, we have provided them with free printing of their banners and signage for their first ever fundraising event being held in Sydney during October 2013.For further info please visit www.fijikids.org
In 1925, it was suggested that Legacy should look into caring for the children of deceased servicemen. This proposal was accepted and Legacy found its soul; it is dedicated to caring for the families of deceased and incapacitated veterans.Their support and services now extend to include the dependents of members of today’s Australian Defence Force who lose their lives as a result of their military service.We have supported Legacy on Anzac day and New Years Eve by donating $1 of every beer served to this worthy charity. Over New Years 2014, we raised a total of $740. Our support will continue.For more info about Legacy please visit legacy.com.au
The Leukaemia Foundation provides personalised and practical support for patients and families living with leukaemias and related blood cancers.The Leukaemia Foundation’s vision is to help find better treatments and cures for the 45,000 Australians who will be diagnosed with leukaemia, lymphoma, and myeloma and related blood cancers and disorders in the next 5 years. For this reason, the Foundation annually invests at least $3.1 million into research.We are Corporate Sponsors for their Worlds Great Shave event held annually.For further info about The Leukaemia Foundation please visit www.leukaemia.org.au
Retail Savvy Group proudly supported the Melbourne Uni Health Initiative, by donating first and second prizes to a fundraiser trivia night. All money raised will be used in their Kenyan Village Medical Education (KVME) program to pay for medical equipment and subsidise the cost of sending volunteers to Kenya.
Movember aims to change the face of men’s health and reverse this way of thinking by putting a fun twist on this serious issue. Using the moustache as a catalyst, we want to bring about change and give men the opportunity and confidence to learn and talk about their health more openly and take action.The Retail Savvy Group has supported the Movember cause for 6 years running, encouraging it staff members to grow even the most pathetic of facial hair for the cause.This year our venues have raised $2,846 by donating 25 cents from every house spirit sold, totalling $11,384.
Vicdeaf is a not for profit organisation established in 1884 and is the primary source of reference, referral, advice & support for deaf and hard of hearing adults in victoria.Vic deaf is a not for profit organisation established in 1884 and is the primary source of reference, referral, advice & support for deaf and hard of hearing adults in victoria.We have supported the Victorian Deaf Society on New Years Eve by donating $1 of every beer served to this worthy charity, we have donated a total of $765 from New Years Eve 2014.Please visit their site at www.vicdeaf.com.au
We are pleased to announce our support to The Leukaemia Foundation via their fund raising efforts for The U.G.L.Y Bartender of the Year 2013.The U.G.L.Y helps raise money to provide families with accommodation within the city while receiving blood cancer treatment. 25c will be donated from every Jug of Guko’s Choice sold at Asian Beer Café to help with the cause. We will announce the amount raised at the end of the campaign which runs from Oct 11th thru to Nov 25For further info please visit www.uglybartender.org.au
In May, the Retail Savvy Group team as well as some venue staff members participated in Sleep at the ‘G, to raise money for homeless young people.
They were given only a piece of cardboard and a pillow and were made to sleep in the Melbourne Cricket Ground hallways. They were then woken up at 5am and it was tough to say the least. It was a great insight as to how Melbourne’s homeless youth suffer every single night. As challenging as it was, we are excited to participate next year and years to come to support this great cause.Melbourne City Mission aimed to raise $500,000, and we are proud to say we helped them reach that goal, with a total of $449, 884!If you would like to contribute to Melbourne City Mission’s excellent work, please visit here
The RSL evolved as a direct result of the camaraderie, concern and mateship shown by the “diggers” for the welfare of their mates during and after the 1914-1918 war. That ethos of “compassion” and service remains today the motivating influence of the league.The RSL endeavours to preserve the memory and records of those who have suffered and died for Australia and to provide for the sick and wounded and needy among those who have served and their dependents by way of pensions, medical attention, homes and suitable employment.One Anzac Day we supported the RSL by donating $1 from every beer served.For further info on the RSL please visit www.rsl.org.au
Victorians stand together for Nepal
Nepal was struck by 7.8 Richter Scale Earthquake on 25.04.2015 at 16:11 AEST.
The epicenter was approximately 34 km east-southeast of Lamjung, Nepal. It is the most powerful disaster to strike Nepal since 1934. The aftershocks continued for over 48 hours, with one reaching as high as 6.7 RS (26.04.2015)
The death toll has climbed over 10,000 people and counting. Villages have been flattened, the infrastructure has completely collapsed. Ever since, the earthquake people have been sleeping in open grounds, some under make shift tents, and some under open skies. Food is readily getting scarce, with less to nil sanitary arrangements, diseases have started to creep in. Communication with people in Nepal is an effort.
When the news came as the Earthquake hit Nepal, a chaotic situation arose across the world. Nepalese living in Victoria knew this was the time to band together. An emergency meeting was held on 26.04.2015. Under the unanimous decision, a committee was established for Earthquake relief.
The committee will work closely with NRN, and support the work NRN will do in Nepal. The primary goals of the committee being:
• to generate funds for Earthquake relief
• to collect supplies and goods for Earthquake affected Nepali people
• to organise medical and non-medical volunteers to Nepal
• to provide information to general public
• to build a support system to Nepalese in Victoria
• to facilitate NRN with any help they need in providing relief to Nepal and rebuilding Nepal
Please visit victoriansfornepal.info
Teenage Expo the largest youth educational event in the country, called the Australian Teenage Expo. Currently in it’s 5 year the Expo has had more than 35,000 people attend the event. In partnership with many not for profits, corporates and government bodies, the aim of the Expo is to connect young people to their potential. Sonya and Sacha funded and launched the major event brand with the belief that young people needed a platform to get connected to their own path of potential and self-respect. The event is respected as a huge success story for major corporate brands as connecting with this age group is extremely challenging. This event puts sponsors directly in front of a usually untouchable audience.
Ardoch has provided education support to children and young people in disadvantaged communities for over 25 years. The work of Ardoch began with founder Kathy Hilton’s desire to see a 17-year-old girl experiencing homelessness stay at school and complete her education. Since then, Ardoch has helped thousands of children and young people to stay at school, receive a helping hand with their education and have access to more choices and opportunities in life.
The ultimate goal of the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) is to raise enough money to fund a cure for breast cancer. As Australia’s leading national not-for profit organisation established to fund all forms of research into the prevention and cure of breast cancer, they have a responsibility to ensure that the funds we work so hard to raise are used in the best possible way as we all move towards making this goal a reality. We proudly supported the NBCF by donating gifts for their silent auction at the “2015 Melbourne Pink Ribbon Breakfast” event.
We proudly supported the Stonnington Mayor’s Trivia Night – a charity fundraiser for Cabrini Hospital on Wednesday 7 October 2015. The Trivia night is aiming to raise $50,000 for Cabrini’s ground-breaking and life-changing chemotherapy cooling caps which constrict the blood flow to the blood vessels in the scalp during chemotherapy, thereby reducing the amount of hair loss.
Enjoy the taste of Summer with the citrus flavour’s of Brewmanity Pale Ale 141 at any of our venues, and for every beer you have you’ll also be providing a day of fresh drinking water for communities in need around the world…
So far Brewmanity have donated over 18,000 days of fresh drinking water, and over $40,000 to the Cure for MND Foundation… so why not come in and have a beer for goodness sake!