'Tis the season for giving back
For those who don’t know, the Vita Foundation is our philanthropic arm where our team members can band together and volunteer, or raise money for charities and non-profits and over the past 12 months, we’re proud to have supported many causes.
From Orange Sky Laundry to Red Cross Australia and The Smith Family, our team members have shown extraordinary generosity, not just with their wallets but with their time as well.
Our biggest achievement however was our work with our hero charity, Act for Kids, a charity whose goal is to prevent and treat the effects of child abuse and neglect.
When we announced that Act for Kids would be our hero charity in January this year, we said we wanted to get behind then in a big way and make a meaningful difference to their cause.
Well, we’re thrilled to announce that we have done just that. Over the past 12 months, we have donated close to $200,000 to Act for Kids to help them rollout their Learn to be safe with Emmy and friends school-based education program.
A five-week program teaching young children about safety and what to do if they feel unsafe, Learn to be safe with Emmy and friends was delivered in almost 400 classrooms, with an additional 4,000 kids gaining access to the program thanks to the Vita Foundation’s support.
What’s more, we’re immensely proud that our contribution has also allowed Act for Kids to expand their program nationally, now covering every state and territory of Australia.
“Act for Kids are very grateful for the support of the Vita Foundation,” said Dr Neil Carrington, Act for Kids CEO. “You’re helping us to change kids’ lives.”
We’re now planning for 2017 and already have some exciting campaigns to continue to support our communities, so watch this space.
Want to support the Vita Foundation? Visit http://www.vita-foundation.com.au/ now to donate to our latest initiatives.
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