Giving the cost of a coffee to make a great impact

The Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation’s Workplace Giving program is supported by people who make a difference to the health of kids in Western Australia, by donating a small, regular amount directly from their pay.

Commonly, donors contribute between two and five dollars each week. These funds are pooled together for greater impact and in the past year have been used to;

  • Purchase equipment for the Paediatric Rehabilitation Centre,
  • Purchase equipment for the Emergency and Outpatient departments,
  • Purchase suction pumps for children who have a tracheostomy tube
  • Support the Foundation’s Artist in Residence program which is run in the hospital

Companies large and small participate in the program, with law firm King & Wood Mallesons being a wonderful example of a company who actively encourages their staff to participate. Renee Sequeira, Solicitor at KWM, pictured above with colleague and fellow Workplace Giving participant Renee and Farran a workplace giver from National Australia Bank, explains;

“King & Wood Mallesons is proud to contribute to the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation via the firm’s workplace giving program. It is a fantastic way for the firm’s partners and staff to make ongoing, planned contributions towards children in need and their families at what is a very difficult time in their lives.

“A number of our staff have children who have benefited from the services of the hospital, or know someone who has. It is great to collectively be able to make a real difference to the services being made available to children and their families through the work of Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation.

The Foundation is also grateful to have the support of some of the hospital’s staff, who aside from their hard work and dedication in caring for sick children, also contribute to the program.

Workplace Giving - Niru

Niru has been supporting the hospital through workplace giving for a number of years.

Clinical Research Nurse Niru Paramalingam works in the area of diabetes and said she started participating in workplace giving because;

“The Foundation does good work, and it was the least I could do as a CAHS employee”.

Niru said she found it very simple to participate once her employer organised to make the contribution.

“It was just a matter of stating how much you want to donate from your pay. The rest is then taken care of!”

Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation has been delighted to invite a number of their generous Workplace Givers into the hospital to meet hospital staff and learn more about how their donations are helping the kids.

Involvement in this program can be a great way for companies to engage staff in a common goal, making a positive contribution to culture and employee satisfaction.

 

 

Anyone interested in learning more about how simple it is to set up workplace giving can contact Nicole on 9489 1145 or via nicole.baroni@pchf.org.au.

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