How Yates supports communities and charities around Australia
Yates & Life Education Australia
Yates & Life Education Australia are committed to growing more mini-green thumbs.
Life Education Australia has been empowering children and young people to make safer and healthier choices through education for nearly 40 years. They are Australia’s largest preventative health organisation, endeavouring to empower children to live a safe and healthy life through education.
In 2018 we are encouraging young people to get out into the garden to grow and learn healthy habits. Schools, pre-schools and community groups are invited to apply for one of 15 $1,000 grants to help create a garden space where kids can learn healthy habits and improve their physical and mental well-being. Applications open May 2018.
Yates & Landcare Australia
Yates has a proud history of working with Landcare Australia from 2009 – 2017. Landcare Australia a national network of thousands of locally-based community groups who care for the natural resources of our country – with more than 4000 community Landcare groups, 2000 Coastcare groups and many thousands of volunteers across the country.
To help protect and repair our environment, Yates donated a percentage of sales from the‘Nature’s Way’ range of products to Landcare Australia up until 2017.
Yates employees also participate in a range of charitable activities in our local community, participating in a number of community fundraising activities and volunteering projects. We also provide valuable support to the following organisations:
- Retina Australia
Retina Australia is a voluntary organisation, which is concerned with retinal degenerative diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa and macular degeneration. Retina Australia provide funds for scientific research, information and peer support to those affected by retinal degenerative diseases.
Yates has supported Retina Australia since 1999, donating more than $104,000.00 through the sales of Yates Cosmos ‘Bright Eyes’. This money has been spent on research to find a cure for Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP). Statistically, there are more than 8000 young Australians with RP making it the leading cause of youth blindness.
- Breast Cancer Network Australia
- Victorian Schools’ Garden Awards
- The Northcott Society for Crippled Children
- Cerebral Palsy Alliance
Check out some other community projects that Yates have been involved in:
- Belrose Community Project
- Happy Little Campers
- Nagambie Preschool and Childcare
- Yeronga Hyde Road Kindergarten
- Memorial Park Community Kindergarten Assn Inc
- Ferny Hills State School Planting Day
- Ebbwvale Lions Club
- Agnes Water State School
- Beaumaris Primary School
- Campbell Street Primary School
- Craigmore Kindergarten