"Let's give it all away - All profits to charity"



We admire Paul Newman's Own and ask all our Aussie supporters to purchase these products whenever they can.

Article by Howard Whelan

Over a decade ago, Dick Smith created Dick Smith Foods to support Australian farmers and businesses. Not generally known is that Dick was motivated by the American film star, Paul Newman, and Newman’s Own food company. 

Paul and his mate “Hotch” began bottling salad dressing to give away as Christmas presents, but demand was so great they started their own business. Dick was particularly impressed with Paul’s statement when he saw the profits at the end of their first year: "Let's give it all away to those who need it."   

Dick Smith decided to copy Paul's leadership.

Since it began, Dick Smith Foods has given all of its profits to charity – some $6 million so far.  

Dick hopes to catch up to, and match, the huge amount that Newman’s Own Foundation has donated in Australia – over $18 million. He’s also been motivated by the late Dame Elizabeth Murdoch. He believes that she set a great example of how those who are well off should act.

Dick receives no remuneration or financial benefit from Dick Smith Foods. He donates an extensive amount of time and expertise to fulfill his obligation of helping others especially Australian farmers, factory workers and those in need.

Dick appreciates programs like A Current Affair, Today Tonight, Sunrise, The Today Show, talkback radio hosts and journalists across Australia whose coverage has resulted in higher Dick Smith Food sales, ensuing more jobs for our farmers and more financial support for needy charities.

Most of all he appreciates the huge number of patriotic Australians who not only spend the few cents extra to support our farmers, but encourage their friends to do so as well!

Requests for Donations and Sponsorships

We have changed our method of giving donations.

PLEASE NOTE: We are only able to donate to charities or institutions which hold DGR Item 1 status.

We have just given $1 Million to Aussie Helpers. To be considered in our next Give away visit

http://www.dicksmithfoods.com.au/updated-1-million-charity

or

feel free to email your request to [email protected]

 

 

 

 

 

 

General Donations

new Life Education $125,000

new Fisher Road School P&C Association $500

new Cure Cancer ('Fight on the beaches' fundraiser) $5,000

new Austrlian Air League (World Championships Marching Bands) $1,000

new Cancer Council (Michael Wilby fundraising) $500

new Scouts Australia NSW (International Lego Robotics Comp) $2,000

new McGrath Foundation (Newcastle Uni Mystery Bus Charity Fundaraiser) $1,000

new Royal Flying Doctors Service (Outback Air Race) $5,000

Australian Red Cross (Vanuatu Cyclone Relief) $25,000

Austrlian Zoo Wildlife Warriors $5,000

Cancer Council $2,000

Redshift Pty Ltd $1,000

Warringah Pittwater Rural Fire Brigade $2,000

Ronald McDonald House $10,000

Life Education Australia $5,000

Community Development Services $10,000

Walk For Life $10,000

Southcare Helicopter Fund $5,000

Careworks Sunranges $5,000

The Salvation Army 'We're for the Bush' $50,000

Davidson Volunteer Rural Fire Brigade $1,000

Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame $15,000

The Exodus Foundation $100,000 

The Smith Family $100,000 

The Salvation Army $100,000 

Australian Red Cross $54,500

Brainstorm $54,500

Care Australia $250,000

Austcare - Destroy a Minefield $33,000

Mathew Talbot Hostel $50,000

Mission Australia $55,000

Giant Steps Sydney - supporting autistic children $25,000

Baptist Inner City Missions $5,000

Youth Off the Streets $3,000

National Trust of Australia $20,000

Sydney Theatre Company Foundation $10,000

Variety Club $2,000

Tibooburra School of the Air $1,000

SIFE Australia $20,000

Diabetics Research $2,000

HM Bark Endeavour $10,000

Australian Bush Heritage Fund $5,000

Australian Speak Easy Association $3,000

Victory Outreach $10,000

Kids Help Line $1,000

Adelaide Central Mission $1,000

Hobart City Mission $1,000

Starlight Children’s Foundation $2,000

Total Environment Centre $1,000

The Gap Lions Club $3,000

Camp Quality $2,000

Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute $2,000

Landcare Australia $2,000

Beyond Expeditions $3,000

Oak Flats High School $2,000

Sir Hubert Wilkins Memorial Committee $5,000

Moores Creek Bushcare Group $2,000

Rotary Club of Terrey Hills $1,000

Cochlear Implant Club $5,000

Young Endeavour Youth Scheme $10,000

Central Australian Aboriginal Alcohol Programmes Unit $5,000

The Children’s Cancer Institute Australia $5,000

Vavau Hospital, Tonga $2,000

Lizard Island Reef Research Foundation $10,000

Breast Cancer Foundation $18,400

St Vincent de Paul $11,500

Powerhouse Museum $8,000

Heartbeat Inc - $1,000

Blind Sporting Assn of NSW - $1,000

Aust. Volunteers International - $1,000

Warringah Pittwater Rural Fire Service - $3,000

Royal Alexandria Children's Hospital - $2,000

St Vincent's Hospital Sydney - $10,000

Aussie Helpers Association - $250

Mission Australia - $500

AB Trek for Kids Foundation - $5,000

Barnardos Australia - $4,000

Matthew Talbot Hostel - $1,000

Royal North Shore Hospital - $11,500

Australian Sports Foundation - $2,000

The Children's Cancer Institution - $2,000

Ted Noffs Foundation - $20,000

Royal Flying Doctor Service - $11,000

The Smith Family - $51,500

Mission Australia - $5,000

Salvation Army - $35,000

Muscular Dystrophy Assn NSW - $25,000

QLD Community Foundation - $50,000

Andrew Olle Memorial Trust/RNSH - $3,000

Australasian Spinal Research Trust - $5,000

St Vincent de Paul Society - $100,000

Alice Springs Hospital - $10,000

Royal Blind Society - $10,000

Children's Leukaemia & cancer - $5,000

The Spastic Centre - $60,000

Variety Queensland - $2,000

Sthn Region Westpac SLSA Helicopter - $10,000

Quest for Life - $5,000

The Exodus Foundation - $12,000

Australian Red Cross - $5,000

Wayside Chapel - $5,000

Oceanic Research Foundation - $10,000

Fred Hollows Foundation - $20,000

Child Flight Inc - $8,000

Australian Ballet Fund - $20,000

CARE Australia - 25,000

Christian Services for the Blind - $20,000

Asylum Seekers Centre Inc - $5,000.00

Aussie Helpers Association - $2,000

Austcare - $20,000

Australian Ballet - $5,000

Australian Bush Heritage Fund - $10,000

Australian Outward Bound Foundation - $5,000

Australian Paralympian Committee - $1,000

Careflight - $2,000

Children's Hospital at Westmead - $1,000

Co-Operation in Development - $5,000

Cure for Life Foundation - $3,000

Earth Sanctuaries Foundation - $10,000

Fred Hollows Foundation - $1,500

Guide Dogs of NSW - $3,000

Helping Hand Association - $2,000

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation - $1,000

Life Education NSW - $20,000

Make A Wish Foundation - $1,000

Mary McKillop Foundation - $10,000

Matthew Talbot - $10,000

Muscular Dystrophy Association - $5,000

Muslim Aid Australia - $2,000

National Parks Association - $10,000

Northcott Society - $5,000

NSW Rural Fire Services - $10,000

Our Lady of Mercy School - $1,000

Royal Flying Doctor Service - $15,000

Royal Prince Alfred Hospital - $1,000

Royal Volunteer Coastal Patrol - $1,000

Salvation Army - $23,000

Sanctuary Refugee Support Group - $5,000

Sandakan Memorial Windows - $5,000

Scout Association of Australia - $25,000

Sir Roden Cutler Charities Inc - $2,500

Slim Dusty Foundation - $50,000

Sydney Legacy - $5,000

Ted Noffs Foundation - $5,000

The Smith Family - $20,000

Variety Australia - $10,000

Wayside Chapel - $8,500

NSW Rural Fire Services - $3,694

Sydney Legacy - $500

Tenterfield Community Medical Trust Fund - $3,000

Uniting Care NSW-ACT - $1,000

Starlight Children's Foundation - $1,000

The Smith Family - $5,000

United Way - $1,000

Ted Noffs Foundation - $5,000

Muscular Dystrophy Assn of NSW - $5,000

The Smith Family - $100,000

Life Education - $40,000

Northern Beaches Interchange - $1,000

Australian Ballet - $25,000

Starlight Children's Foundation - $1,000

Inverell Disability Services - $500

UTS Psychology Unit - $5,000

National Breast Cancer Foundation - $1,000

Stuart River Rural Fire Brigade - $1,000

Sydney Heritage Fleet - $2,000

Salvation Army - $10,000

St James Ethics Centre - $10,000

Sydney Legacy - $10,000

Government House Foundation - $4,000

Muscular Dystrophy Assn of NSW - $20,000

Australian Red Cross - $2,500

National Gallery of Australia - $5,000

Australian Ballet Fund - $5,000

United Way Sydney - $1,000

Parramatta Mission - $5,000

Youth Off The Streets - $2,500

Powerhouse Museum - $10,000

Australian Volunteers International - $1,000

St Vincent de Paul Society VIC - $2,000

Variety, The Children's Charity - $1,000

Movember Foundation - $500

Wayside Chapel - $5,000

Wesley Mission Melbourne - $1,000

Muscular Dystrophy Assn NSW - $5,000

ADRA Appeal - $2,000

Dunn and Lewis Youth Foundation - $50,000

AIF Malayan Nursing Scholarship - $5,000

Exodus Foundation - $20,000

Salvation Army - $2,000

UTS Health Psychology Unit - $10,000

Royal Institute Deaf & Blind Children - $5,000

NSW Police Legacy - $10,000

Illawarra Light Railway Museum - $3,000

Women and Girls Emergency Services - $3,000

Wayside Chapel - $20,000

United Way Sydney - $1,500

Muscular Dystrophy Assn NSW - $20,000

St Vincent de Paul Hospital Sydney - $1,000

MS Readathon - $300

The Smith Family - $20,000

Hammond Care Group - $5,000

MOIRA Inc - $2,000

Oxfam Australia - $2,500

Sir Roden Cutler Charities - $1,000

The Cancer Council - $1,000

Youth Off The Streets - $2,000

UTS Health Psychology Unit - $20,000

Streetworx - $Love in Action - $1,000

Young Crisis Accommodation Centre - $3,000

Art Gallery of NSW - $30,000

Murdoch Children's Research - $1,000

ADRA Appeal - $2,000

St Vincent de Paul Society - $2,000

Sanctuary Refugee Foundation - $1,000

Prostate Foundation - $500

The Cancer Council - $5,000

Uniting Care Wesley - $3,000

The Australian Red Cross - $2,000

Civil Aviation Historical Society - $3,000

John Hunter Children's Hospital - $1,000

The Scout Assn of Aust VIC Branch - $2,000

Red Jet Foundation - $2,900

Starlight Foundation - $500

Starlight Foundation - $1,000

Cure Cancer Foundation - $500

Australia for UNHCR - $500

Art Gallery of NSW - $2,020

Leukaemia Foundation - $250

Sydney Legacy - $600

MS Readathon - $200

Gundaroo Rural Fire Brigade - $5,000

Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind - $10,000

Australian Lions Childrens Mobility - $1,500

Bipolar Expedition Gift Fund - $3,000

Aust Leukodystrophy Support Group - $1,500

Central Australian Aviation Museum - $2,000

Leonora Gwalia Historical Museum - $2,000

Lifeline Northern Beaches - $1,000

Cure for Life - $2,000

Taronga Foundation - $2,000

St Vincent de Paul Society Victoria - $5,000

Prevent Blindness - $2,000

Life Education - $3,000

Sydney Legacy Torch Appeal - $2,500

Calvary Health Care Sydney - $1,000

ADRA Appeal - $1,000

Streetworx Love in Action - $1,000

Cure Our Kids - $1,000

Sanctuary Refugee Support Group - $3,000

Wesley Mission - $500

Ted Noffs Foundation - $2,000

The Wayside Chapel - $2,000

The Australian Kidney Foundation - $5,000

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation - $500

Powerhouse Museum - $10,000

Sydney Heritage Fleet - $5,000

Royal Volunteer Coastal Patrol - $3,000

Mt Druitt Integrated Youth Service - $300.00

Scouts Australia 1st Capel Scout Group - $500.00

Scouts Australia 1st Cherrybrook Scouts - $1,020.00

Streetworx Love in Action - $1,000.00

Leukaemia Foundation - $1,000.00

Sydney Legacy Torch Appeal - $700.00

International Children's Care - $1,000.00

The Spastic Centre - $5,000.00

Royal Institute for Deaf & Blind Children - $4,970.00

The Wayside Chapel - $10,000.00

St Vincent de Paul Society - $10,000.00

Eye Foundation - $1,000.00 

NSW Police Legacy - $1,000.00 

Operation Smile - $500.00 

Museum of Australian Army Flying - $2,000.00 

Australian Mitochondrial Disease - $500.00 

1st Emu Plains Scouts - $2,000.00 

Melbourne City Mission Inc - $5,000.00 

Sthn Highlands Intnl Piano Comp - $2,000.00 

Juvenile Diabetes Research Found - $500.00 

Sydney Children's Hospital Foundation - $2,000.00 

Leukaemia Foundation - $1,080.00 

Pichi Richi Foundation - $2,000.00 

Ronald McDonald House Randwick - $2,000.00 

Salvation Army - $1,000.00 

Coffee 4 Kids - $1,000.00 

Scouts Assn Aust SA Branch - $2,000.00 

Unicef - $1,500.00 

Surf Life Saving Foundation - $5,000.00 

Ted Noffs Foundation - $500.00 

Wheelchair Sports NSW - $2,000.00 

The Arcanum Project - $1,000.00 

OLSH Overseas Aid Fund - $1,000.00 

Ronald McDonald House Randwick -$1,000.00 

SCARF Inc -$1,000.00 

SIDS and Kids VIC -$1,000.00 

Quest for Life Foundation - $1,000.00 

Pixi Foto Foundation - $1,000.00 

St John's Anglican Church - $500.00 

Oxfam - $2,000.00 

Australia Zoo Wildlife Warrior - $1,000.00 

Australian Himalayan Foundation - $1,000.00 

Starlight Children's Foundation -$1,000.00 

Northcott Society - $2,000.00 

Salvation Army - $3,000.00 

Powerhouse Museum/Foundation - $5,000.00 

Kokoda Challenge Assoc - $1,000.00 

Muscular Dystrophy - $2,000.00 

Australian Bunker & Military Museum - $3,000.00 

Flinders Medical Centre Foundation - $2,000.00 

Allambie Heights Public School - $500.00 

St Vincent de Paul Society -$2,000.00 

Edmund Rice Camps SA Inc - $500.00 

Linking the Links/Ewings cancer - $200.00 

Starlight Children's Foundation -$500.00 

Leukaemia Foundation - $1,080.00 

Princess Margaret Hospital for Children - $2,000.00 

Good Samaritan Donkey Sanctuary - $500.00 

Museum of Australian Army Flying - $1,000.00 

KEEDAC - $1,000.00 

Swinburne University of Technology - $500.00 

Cottage Point Rural Fire Brigade - $1,000.00 

Peter's Project Charitable Trust - $100.00 

Humpty Dumpty Foundation - $1,000.00 

1st Kyabram Scout Group/Scouts Assn - $200.00 

Illawarra Light Railway Museum - $2,000.00 

Wheelchair Sports - $500.00 

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation - $300.00 

Australian Sports Foundation - $500.00 

Cystic Fibrosis VIC - $1,000.00 

Care Outreach - $500.00 

Lifehouse at RPA - $500.00 

Jack Thompson Foundation - $1,000.00 

PCYC - $2,000.00 

Southern Health - $1,000.00 

Walzing Matilda Centre - $2,000.00 

Special Olympics Australia - $1,000.00 

Beyond Blue - $1,000.00 

Youngcare - $2,000.00 

Life Returning - $1,000.00 

Matthew Talbot Homeless Services - $5,000.00 

NETS/Sydney West Area Health - $1,000.00 

Children's Services Support Unit - $2,000.00 

McGrath Foundation - $3,000.00 

Snowy Hydro South Care - $2,000.00 

St Vincents Hospital Melbourne - $1,000.00 

Schizophrenia Research Institute _ $1,000.00 

Total Environment Centre - $1,000.00 

Royal Flying Doctors Service RFDS - $500.00 

Oxfam Australia - $500.00 

Gethsemane Community Centre - $500.00 

Centacare Catholic Family Services - $500.00 

Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors - $7,500.00 

Community Enterprise Foundation - $2,000.00 

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation - $300.00 

Royal Children's Hospital - $100.00 

Heart Foundation - $200.00 

Camp Quality - $500.00 

Australian Cancer research Foundation - $2,000.00 

New Peninsula Community Caring - $500.00 

Salvation Army - $7,000.00 

Clean Up Australia - $5,022.00 

Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery $5,000

National Twin Loss Support $1000

Rev Bill Crews Charitable Trust $3000

Slim Dusty Foundation $5300

Angels for the Forgotten $5000

Nature Foundation $100,000

Exodus Foundation $100,000

Mission Australia $50,000

UNSW Lazarus Project Fund $50,000

Stockman's Hall of Fame $50,000

The Gawura Foundation $1000

OzHarvest $5000

Angel Flight Australian Fund $10,000

Rotary Club of NSW $1,000

Leukaemia Youth Foundation $400

Pozible $200

Dry July Foundation $6,000

Prostate Cancer Foundation $2,000

Stillbirth Foundation $1,400

FOCHTA Malawi $5,000

Australia Zoo Wildlife Warrior $500

Westmead Medical Research Foundation $25,000

Australian Red Cross - Typhoon Haiyan $14,500

Variety Victoria $6,000

Life Education Australia $5,000

Community Development Services $10,000

 

Dick Smith Foods Foundation $6 miilion donated so far

 

$1 Million To Charity Donations

These recent donations are the 75 charities that received donations as part of the $1 million to charity in 2014 initiative:

Sanfilippo Children's Foundation $50,000

Sunshine Butterflies $50,000

Can Too Foundation $20,000

For The Animals $20,000

Mama Lana Community Foundation $20,000

Heart To Heart $20,000

Northside Enterprise $20,000

Royal Society for the Blind $10,000

Wheelchairs for Kids $10,000

Hunter Breast Cancer Foundation $10,000

Burwood Community Welfare Service $10,000

Surf Live Saving Lakes Entrance $10,000

HCU Network Australia $10,000

Sydney Stepping Stonehouse $10,000

Greyhound Rescue $10,000

GenWHY? Support Group $10,000

Families4Families $10,000

Anxiety Disorders Association of Victoria $10,000

Foundation of National Parks & Wildlife $10,000

Pregnancy Care Coffs Harbour $10,000

Coffs Harbour Animal Rescue $10,000

Happy Paws Haven $10,000

Icon Cancer Foundation $10,000

Scleroderma Australia $10,000

LIFE 'N' LEISURE $10,000

Nepal Australia Friendship Association $10,000

Southern Cross Wildlife Care $10,000

Huntington's NSW $10,000

KYDS Youth Development Service $10,000

SmartPups $10,000

Muscular Dystrophy Association of NSW $10,000

BARC Bali Dog Adoption & Rehabilitation Centre $10,000

Friends of HEAL Foundation $10,000

Orangutan Foundation International Australia $10,000

CARE Australia $10,000

Dyslexia Action Group Barossa and Grawler Surrounds $10,000

Rosemount Good Shepherd Youth & Family Services $10,000

Little Wings $5,000

Top Blokes Foundation $50,000

UNSW - Centre for Healthy Brain Ageing $50,000

The Smith Family $20,000

IAIM Australia $20,000

Gidget Foundation $20,000

Barnardos Australia $20,000

Australian Seniors Computer Clubs Association $20,000

Vision Australia $10,000

SPELD Qld $10,000

Conservation Volunteers Australia $10,000

Foundation of Angelman Syndrome Therepeutics Australia $10,000

Interchange Loddon Mallee Region $10,000

Outward Bound Australia $10,000

Life Education Australia $10,000

The Wayside Chapel $10,000

Intework Inc. $10,000

Sailors with DisABILITIES $10,000

Variety - the Children's Charity $10,000

Delta Society Australia $10,000

Parkinson's NSW $10,000

Foodbank NSW $10,000

Australian Kookaburra Kids Foundation $10,000

St Vincent de Paul Society $10,000

Centre for Eye Research Australia $10,000

Camp Quality $10,000

Cystic Fibrosis Victoria $10,000

Australian National Eisteddfod $10,000

Scouts Australia NSW Branch $10,000

Northern Beaches Interchange $10,000

Youth Off the Streets $10,000

Women and Infants Research Foundation $10,000

Taralye Foundation $10,000

The Shepherd Centre $10,000

Melanoma Institute Australia $10,000

Royal Flying Doctor Service $10,000

The Reach Foundation $10,000

Hear and Say - Centre for Deaf Children Ltd. $10,000

Reef Check Foundation Ltd. $10,000

 

Plus various smaller community projects