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This June we’re celebrating Workplace Giving

June 1, 2017

 

For over 60 years Workplace Giving has been the backbone of the Give Where You Live Foundation’s fundraising efforts; enabling thousands of local employees to donate to the Foundation, in turn helping those most in need in our community.

During the month, we’re celebrating the impact that Workplace Giving has had on our community, and how our partner workplaces are using their Workplace Giving programs to engage employees and create a community minded culture in their organisations, as well as helping those most in need.

What is Workplace Giving?
Workplace Giving is a donation system that allows employees to contribute a small set amount of their pre-tax salary to a charity and receive the tax benefit straight away rather than waiting until the end of financial year.

From as little as $5 or $10 from each pay, you can join thousands of Geelong/G21 regional employees who donate to the Give Where You Live Foundation’s Workplace Giving Program. Close to $900,000 has been raised over the past year to support our community’s most vulnerable people.

Many workplaces amplify their employee’s donations by matching the donations.

Establishing a Workplace Giving Program for the Give Where You Live Foundation in your organisation allows your employees to engage with our community and give back in an effective and strategic way.
It’s easy and free to set up. We work directly with your payroll department to establish the program, creating a program that best suits you.

Did you know:

  • Australians donate on average $600 a year or $11.50 per week via Workplace Giving
  • 80% said companies with a Workplace Giving Program are better places to work and demonstrate a genuine commitment to the community
  • 81% said company matching is a critical motivator to give

Statistics from Workplace Givers Revealed, Good2Give Research, October 2015

How our partners are helping:
VIVA Energy
Some of VIVA Energy’s employees have participated in the Foundation’s Workplace Giving Program for close to 60 years!

I’m proud to work for a company that matches our charity fundraising dollar for dollar” – Justine, VIVA Energy Geelong Refinery

 

Coulter Roache
Coulter Roache generously match their employees’ Workplace Giving donations, equating to an additional $5000+ annually for our community.

When many people give, change happens, and we see everyone as having a vital role to play in continuing to improve our community” – Tom, Coulter Roache

 

How you can get involved with Workplace Giving this June:

  1. Attend our Employee Engagement Breakfast with special guest Rebecca Supierz
    Thursday 8 June, 7.30am
    RSVP here – Limited spaces available
  2. Nominate yourself, or someone from your team to participate in the 2017 Loaned Executive Program
    Nominate yourself or a colleague by the 30th June
  3. Not already a Workplace Giving organisation?
    Get on board, it’s simple and free to set up, and makes a huge difference to the lives of thousands in our community!

    Use THIS GUIDE to get started, or contact Jessica Young on 5229 4364 or jessica@givewhereyoulive.com.au

 

For further information on how your organisation can assist our community via Workplace Giving, please click here or contact Jessica Young by email or on 5229 4364.