Coles’ generous contribution to Magpie Nest

01 Aug 2022

Collingwood is pleased to announce its Major Community Partner Coles has donated $12,000 to the Magpie Nest program which supports homeless, disadvantaged and the most vulnerable people in our community through meals, accommodation, and wellbeing services.

Coles donated $1,000 for every goal kicked by the Pies (12 goals) during Sunday’s win over Essendon.

This year marks a decade since the Magpie Nest program began operating through a partnership between the Collingwood Football Club Foundation and the Salvation Army Project 614 Team, with support from the Victorian Government and the City of Melbourne.

The Magpie Nest program currently leases 45 houses around Melbourne providing homes for 120 people, while the Magpie Nest Café in Westwood Place serves over 3,000 free meals each week.

Additionally, the Magpie Nest Women’s Program provides accommodation and dedicated support services for women who are in crisis, many affected by the trauma of domestic violence.

Collingwood’s Director of Community and Stadia David Emerson said Coles’ contribution will make a significant impact to the Magpie Nest program.  

“Community underpins what we value as a Club and to mark 10 years of Magpie Nest is to acknowledge the tireless work of all the volunteers and the Salvation Army Project 614 team who help support the most vulnerable people in society,” Emerson said.

“Collingwood and community go hand-in-hand, which is why we are proud of our Magpie Nest program and its impact to help support, educate and empower those who need it most.”

Additionally, $1 from every general admission ticket sale from Collingwood’s Round 19 match has been donated by fans to the Magpie Nest program, raising over $5,000.

In total, $17,500 from Community initiatives during Round 19 was raised for the Magpie Nest program.

Donate to the Magpie Nest program here