LH Cares uses business to create positive impact in the world. Since our beginning in 1993 we have believed in a triple bottom line approach encompassing a focus on profit, people and the planet simultaneously. We believe everyone deserves a safe and comfortable home free from violence. Our charity partners have been working on the frontlines to support those vulnerable and marginalised members of our community.
10% of sales from certain advertised products contributes to our initiative of engineering and designing specific products needed to help people sleeping rough or finding their path towards independent living. Thank you for your interest and support. Please read on to find out more about our charity partnerships and history of giving.
Good360 is an innovative not-for-profit who act as a matchmaker. They help repurpose items of value by directing them to Australians in need. They match together charities, schools and community groups with businesses who can spare new goods, connecting surplus with need to create sustainable impact. With the aim to provide hope, dignity and a sense of renewed possibility to individuals and families in need.
Linen House is a founding partner of Good 360 Australia and we are proud to have donated $587,000 worth of product to 134 organisations across Australia.
Housing All Australians uses a commercial lens to help address Australia’s chronic shortage of low-income affordable housing. Their aim is to re-position the discussion and action on social and affordable housing for those on low to very low incomes. Unless solutions are found there will be a significant burden for future generations, with disastrous economic and social consequences.
One of HAA’s initiatives are pop up shelters using re-purposed vacant buildings awaiting redevelopment, to provide transitional accommodation. Linen House is the homewares partner serving the shelters with products to make them comfortable and feel like home.
Linen House has a long-standing relationship with the Sacred Heart Mission, who support adults of all ages and backgrounds experiencing homelessness, disadvantage and social exclusion with free meals, care and support.
We have supported the Journey 2 Social Inclusion (J2SI) program by donating home-starter packs for individuals and families moving from homelessness back into their own accommodation.
"It has been fantastic to have basic necessities like sheets and crockery on hand so clients have these things from the very first night."
J2SI Case Manager
Linen House has a strong history of supporting both amateur and professional sporting clubs. This includes several local football and netball clubs including the Sandringham Zebras in the VFL and most notably the St. Kilda Football Club from the Australian Football League. Linen House and the Mighty Saints have had an intimate relationship lasting over 20 years. We are also inaugural sponsors of the Saints first women’s team, which started in 2020.
“It’s exciting to see St Kilda embrace women’s football and we at Linen House are very proud to be involved as part of our ongoing long-term support.”
Michele Duncan, Co Founder & Creative Director
Linen House has 16 and counting outlet retail stores in Victoria, South Australia and New South Wales. We continuously support local organisations such as the following with their fundraising initiatives:
Linen House has always believed in supporting wonderful organisations doing honourable work within Australia and around the world. From time to time, we create relationships where some are on-going for years, and others are one off, where we financially support noble causes and organisations in need of assistance. The following are a few examples of our History of Giving.
ygap is an International Development not-for-profit with an innovative approach to poverty alleviation. They back impact entrepreneur’s aka ‘local leaders’ with solutions to local problems in some of the world’s toughest communities. ygap & Linen House have a long-standing relationship. Linen House is a founding partner and has played an intimate role over the years supporting financially and visiting projects around the world.
Since 2008 ygap have run 47 accelerators across 5 continents, supporting 541 impact ventures, in turn improved the lives of over 1.2 million people affected by poverty.
Ronald McDonald Houses of Victoria and Tasmania presented an Outback Challenge to raise needed funds for the running of the RM Houses, that provide a ‘home away from home’ for seriously sick children and their families. Two Linen House employees rose to the challenge – to hike six days of the Larapinta Trail in the West MacDonnell ranges of the Northern Territory to sleep in swags under the Southern Skies. Joined by 13 other participants, the group raised in total $83,401.
Natural Disaster Recovery
Over the years Linen House has actively supported local and global causes related to climate crisis issues through monies and product, including the following events: