Specialty jeweller, Michael Hill has wrapped up its annual philanthropic partnership with global not-for-profit organisation, Dress for Success, with a total donation amount of $155,000 to the charity.
From 1 March 2022, for every purchase of the Cultured Freshwater Pearl Stud Earrings (RRP $25), Michael Hill pledged to donate $15 to Dress for Success affiliates in Australia, New Zealand and Canada. In addition, the Michael Hill support office team was provided the opportunity to volunteer for Dress for Success Brisbane, committing to 140 volunteering placements and 560 hours of volunteering time throughout 2022.
Michael Hill has pledged to deliver initiatives and develop partnerships focused on empowering and supporting over 100,000 women by 2030 and proudly maintains a 100% gender balance in the Michael Hill executive leadership team reporting to the CEO.
“We are thrilled to have raised $155,000 for Dress for Success – an organisation which is so close to our hearts here at Michael Hill,” Michael Hill CEO, Daniel Bracken said.
“With this figure, Dress for Success can help an estimated 775 women in need throughout Australia, New Zealand and Canada. It’s thanks to our team, our customers and our community that we have been able to donate an incredible amount towards such an important cause – so a sincere thank you to everyone who contributed.”
Dress for Success helps to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire, and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.
“We could not be more grateful to all the team at Michael Hill for everything you have done to help Dress for Success and the women who need our help,” Dress for Success Worldwide CEO, Michele C. Meyer-Shipp said.
“Through donating money, time, talent, and resources – your commitment to helping women thrive in work and in life is truly inspiring. Your donation of $155,000 will change so many lives. On behalf of the women we support throughout Australia, New Zealand, and Canada – thank you Michael Hill. Your kindness is powering hope for the future.”