JB Hi-Fi Helping Hands
JB Hi-Fi recognises its responsibility to give back to the community, so in November 2008, JB Hi-Fi founded the “Helping Hands” workplace giving program. This program allows all JB Hi-Fi employees to donate to 9 charity partners, through regular payroll deductions. With JB Hi-Fi matching staff contributions dollar-for-dollar, we effectively double the positive impact to our charities.
Over the past eight years, JB Hi-Fi has raised over $10 million for our charity partners. This money has gone to help those who are less fortunate or struggling with illness. We have almost 5,000 staff members contributing to the program each week, which is 79% of our workforce nationally.
In 2016, the Helping Hands program received two Workplace Excellence awards – Best Workplace Giving Program, and Most Innovative Partnership with RedKite.
JB Hi-Fi is also a proud member of The Australian Charities Fund and supports their goal of reaching 1 million donors participating in workplace giving by 2020.
The Fred Hollows Foundation is a lean and independent, non-profit, secular organisation.
The Foundation has worked in over 40 countries around the world and with Indigenous communities in remote parts of Australia, and continues to be inspired by Fred’s lifelong endeavour to end avoidable blindness and improve Indigenous health.
ReachOut.com was the world’s first online youth mental health service (switched on in 1998). They receive over 1.85 million visitors a year.Everything they do is youth-driven and evidence-based. ReachOut.com is available to young Australians 24/7, from anywhere you can get the internet.
Providing real support to children, young people and their families through cancer.
The Song Room is a national not-for-profit organisation that brightens the futures of Australia’s most disadvantaged children with tailored, high-quality music and arts programs, delivered in partnership with schools across the country.
Médecins Sans Frontiéres (MSF) is the world’s leading independent organisation for medical humanitarian aid.
Oxfam Australia is part of a global movement of dedicated people working hard to fight poverty and injustice.
Protecting Australia’s unique animals, plants and their habitats.
Sunrise Cambodia is a community development and children’s charity working on the ground in Cambodia.
The Animal Welfare League Australia is a non-profit organisation caring for companion animals across Australia.
WHY THESE CHARITIES?
JB staff members selected the charity partners to be included in the program. The final choices cover a broad range of areas of social concern. We originally began with 5 charities and have recently expanded to 9 to broaden the options for staff. The aim is to encourage staff to donate to smaller charities where the JB Hi-Fi staff and corporate donations would really make a big difference each month.
WHAT IS CHANGE FOR CHANGE?
“Change For Change” is our store “spare change” donation program. Donation boxes are installed in all Australian stores to encourage our customers to donate some of their spare change to help change the lives of many. All donations are divided evenly between our 9 charity partners.
IS JB HI-FI LOOKING FOR MORE CHARITIES TO SUPPORT?
JB Hi-Fi is not currently expanding the number of charities we support. Whilst we undertake an annual review of our charity partners, we prefer to focus our support on a limited number of organisations in order to maximise the benefit to our current commitments. This assurance provides our charities with the confidence that JB’s ongoing sustainable support will allow them to develop long-term projects and ensure we help deliver their long term vision & short term goals together.
HOW CAN YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE?
You can place your spare change into the “Change for Change” boxes located at all Australian JB Hi-Fi stores