Yes, Bearhugs for Australia is still open for orders!
The attention of the world’s media certainly shifted very quickly away from the devastating Australian bushfires to the current coronavirus pandemic.
Like many organisations around the world, the Covid-19 outbreak has had a huge impact on Bearhugs for Australia’s sales, though those affected by the Australian bushfires still need our help. We are committed to continue promoting and supporting the cause.
Understandably we are experiencing delivery delays in some regions due to limited flights, social distancing requirements and postal service disruptions. We thank you for you patience and support during this time.
(Updated August 2020) As of July 2020, the World Wildlife Fund estimated nearly 3 billion animals were killed or displaced by Australia’s devastating bushfire season of 2019 and 2020. That’s BILLION… with a B. They also estimate around 12 million hectares of Australian land has been burned, with at least 32 lives and over 2,700 homes lost.
Yeah, that bad.
100% of Bearhugs for Australia’s profits go to charities supporting Australian bushfire relief & recovery.
A range of registered Australian charities will be selected to distribute funds to as sales and profits allow. We plan to spread the love across a variety of charities as much as possible, rather than focusing on a single organisation. We will seek out smaller charities that may not be getting the level of attention and funding of the larger organisations. See our Charities page for upcoming recipients.
Hey, thanks for offering to help!
1. Buy a product – from our range of creative apparel & accessories. 100% profits go to charities supporting bushfire relief!
2. Help spread the word – Tell your friends about Bearhugs for Australia. The more people who know about it, the bigger the impact we can make.
4. Tell the media about us – Unlike our shy native Australian animals, we love the attention! It helps perpetuate our cause. Let your local newspaper, radio, TV, community group, influencer or blogger know about Bearhugs for Australia.
Our initiative is proudly run from Australia, by Australians.
Our products are produced in the USA and shipped to customers around the world! Why USA and not Australia you ask? Our printer produces Bearhugs for Australia’s apparel & accessories as ‘made-to-order’ items. That is, each item is printed individually as an order is received, removing the need for us to outlay large sums of money on printed stock ahead of time. This means that no items are wasted and all our profits can be directed to the charities we support.
To date, we have not found a local Australian printer who can offer the same made-to-order service, though we’d like to find one. Please feel free to get in touch if you know of any –we’d love to hear from you!
We’d love to see what we can do! If you are from a bushfire relief charity that requires funding, or have a favourite charity group you think could do with our support, please let us know via our contact page.
Quite possibly! It’s a definite maybe. We’re always on the lookout to welcomemore Bearhuggers to the collective if they fit the mix.
We suggest sending us an email or message us via the contact page with some examples of your work. It it looks like a fit, we’ll provide a full creative brief. Do also feel free to submit existing artworks for consideration.
Thanks for wanting to be a part of it, you legend!
If there’s anything else you’d like to know about Bearhugs for Australia, please send us a message via our contact page.
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(Did we tell you 100% profits go to charities supporting bushfire relief?)