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Programs for Purpose

A fresh perspective on working together 

CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN ACTION 

Designed to make a difference

Did you know that millions of items of new clothes get dumped into landfill every year? 

Drive social and environmental change at your next staff volunteering day. More than just a feel-good experience for corporates, our days are designed to increase team productivity, boost cooperation and attract and retain quality staff whilst making a positive impact on your community and the environment.

Your support will ensure our service continues to respond to need.

 

On behalf of CommBank and our Credit Cards team, I’d like to say a massive thank you for having our team spend the day with Thread Together yesterday. We’ve already received some really positive feedback about the day and the team’s experiences. Thank you for your assistance accommodating each of our requests along the way, for providing an excellent lunch and for organising some really inspiring speakers. Laura Manescu

Cards Customer Experience and Productivity Manager, Commonwealth Bank

DELIVERING MORE THAN A SENSE OF STYLE

Support a Great Cause, Make a Tangible Difference & Be Inspired.

We believe that manufacture to waste without a purpose in between makes no sense. By working with Australian fashion brands and charities, Thread Together drives social and environmental change. We help those in need by managing fashion excess, distributing surplus clothes to people who are doing it tough – the highest ethical response to this potential waste.

Check out the gallery below for pictures of previous programs

Listen

Listen to the stories shared by a speaker impacted by our work

Learn

Learn how we collaborate to help more people in need

Help

Help us pack and sort clothing that goes directly to people in need across Australia

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

I have special dietary requirements – can that be catered for?

Absolutely. We can cater for vegetarians, vegans and special dietary needs such as gluten free diets. For these or other special dietary needs – please let us know at least one week before your booking.

I’m not sure if it’s a good idea to spend a day away form my desk. Is it worth it? How can I convince my boss to let me attend? Taking part in a team building activity has shown benefits to even the most glued to desk workaholics. The work that Thread Together does and the people helped depend on people like you. Also, we will make sure you have a great day. And we will give your boss a shout out on Facebook.

I’m not sure I can afford a ticket in the suggested donation amounts – can I still come? Yes. We are serious about raising money to continue our mission but we are also serious about how many hands we need to continue our work. If the minimum donation stated is a barrier – please get in contact and we will help make it happen.

Can I pay more than the suggested donation? Yes. And a huge thanks for your support of this great initiative. Please note that your donation is 100% tax deductible.

I’m travelling to Sydney for the team building day event, where should I stay? We are located in Banksmeadow, close the Eastgardens shopping centre in the Eastern Suburbs of Sydney. We have lots of accommodation close by to choose from. We recommend Vibe Hotels and Travellodge (there is one near the Airport) as they are supporters of Thread Together.

So should I book my day now? Yes. You can also contact us to put a hold on couple of tentative dates. The last thing you want is for the team to finally agree on a date and the date being booked out by someone else. y are limited and we expect them to go fast, so click on the Tickets button and make it happen.

I’m with the media or a blogger and am interested in writing or blogging about Thread Together and the team building day. Can I arrange an interview with one of your staff to provide more in depth background? Fabulous! Get in contact (details below) and we would love to speak with before, during and/or after the day.

I have another question that’s not on here – what do I do? Get in touch here.

"The Smallest Act Of Kindness

… is worth more than the grandest intention”

– Oscar Wilde

School programs

CHARITY HAS THE POWER TO HEAL

Acts of charity, no matter how small, are of great benefit to both the giver and the receiver with ongoing positive change being effected that extend far beyond the initial act of charity. Givers experience a rush of endorphins, get a boost in self-confidence and self-worth. Helping others has the power to heal and works wonders for children’s self-esteem.

EVERYONE CAN VOLUNTEER

You may not be getting good grades or excelling at sports, but everyone can volunteer and make a difference for someone else.

During their time at Thread Together children learn about a world beyond their experience and that their actions matter. They learn about what Thread Together does and the people they can help by giving a couple hours of their time. They sort clothes and get creative. They will learn about kindness, charity, empathy and friendship. The children learn, even if it’s by means of just a small act of kindness that they can make change. What it means to be a good person, how to make a difference and how they can impact their own community.

Find out how your students can get involved

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"Be the change

…that you wish to see in the world”

― Mahatma Gandhi

Future Leaders

Designed to help grow the next generation of empathetic leaders, Thread Together invites schools to bring their students and our future leaders to the Thread Together warehouse and community centre for a leadership workshop and clothes sorting activity.

UNDERSTANDING PRIVILEDGE

Being involved in charitable work helps children to understand their own privilege, and the responsibility it brings. It demonstrates that showing compassion for others makes them a better and stronger leader that people will want to support. The result is a powerful boost in self-esteem to realise they have the power to be a leader and make a difference in someone’s life.

Listen

Listen to the stories shared by a speaker impacted by our work

Learn

Learn how we collaborate to help more people in need

Help

Help us pack and sort clothing that goes directly to people in need across Australia

Interested? We would love to hear from you!

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