Workplace Giving: for you, your colleagues and children everywhere
June is Workplace Giving Month - a time to consider a sustainable way for you and your colleagues to make a difference for children. Workplace Giving makes it so easy. Donations are made automatically from your pre-tax pay, which means you instantly receive a tax deduction. You can also donate any amount that suits you. Many organisations agree to match their employees' donations, which doubles the impact you make.
Through Workplace Giving, you’ll help provide a regular stream of income that ensures children get the support they need at a time and place they need it most.
Supporting the kids of Taree through fire and floods
When relentless rain caused major flooding in NSW, the community of Taree turned into a disaster zone. Families, especially children and young people, were significantly impacted as they left their homes and lost their possessions - for some, even their beloved pets.
Taree is one of several NSW communities affected by the flooding that were still recovering from the Black Summer bushfires. With another disaster befalling the community, children were understandably shaken as they lived through yet another time of chaos and trauma.
Just as we did during the bushfire emergencies, Save the Children provided Child Friendly Spaces in Taree to support children and young people whose lives had been turned upside down by the floods. Our teams can reach children within 48 hours of a disaster, deploying specialist staff to provide not only child friendly spaces, but essential items like food, water and hygiene kits.
Workplace Giving helps raise the vital funds our teams need to undertake this type of work in communities, both in Australia and overseas. Workplace Giving can also help provide better healthcare, a quality education for all children, and protection from violence.
What are the benefits of Workplace Giving?
By making regular pre-tax donations to Save the Children through your organisation’s payroll system, you can receive tax benefit* as well as feel a sense of pride that you’re contributing to make a positive impact for children.
It is easy to set up with your employer, so that donations are deducted automatically from your pre-tax salary on a regular basis. This means that the tax deduction is immediate and eliminates the need for you to collect receipts.
You have the option to decide exactly how much to donate from each pay packet. No matter how small, your donation via your pay will make a real impact.
Where does the money go?
Donations from Workplace Giving for Save the Children Australia go to where the need is the greatest. This can include programs here at home in Australia, around the world and in emergencies - wherever children’s needs are greatest.
Find out more about how you can set up Workplace Giving for yourself, or how you can introduce it to your workplace so all your colleagues can take part too.
Whether in Taree, Somalia or Yemen, you can be sure of making a tangible difference in the lives of children with your tax-deductible donation via Workplace Giving.
Find out more about Workplace Giving today.
*Depending on your individual ATO tax threshold.