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Support Red Cross through workplace giving

Through a Workplace Giving program you can help make a difference to the lives of so many people in need while you go about your daily work.

With just a small pre-tax donation from your pay, you can:

  • support thousands of Australians affected by disasters
  • help parents who are struggling to feed their kids
  • provide thousands of elderly Australians with a daily phone call to check they are ok
  • assist communities across the region gain access to clean water

These are only a few of the ways employer and employee donations will help people and communities in need.

It doesn't take much for employee giving programs to make an impact - in fact, you probably won't notice the difference to your pay - but with your ongoing support through Workplace Giving, together we can reach so many people facing hardships now and in the future.

The benefits of workplace giving programs

Workplace giving benefits employees by:

  • providing an immediate tax benefit by reducing your taxable income
  • removing concerns about record-keeping - employee donations are recorded on your pay slip

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Workplace giving benefits employers by:

  • boosting employee morale by demonstrating good corporate social responsibility
  • providing an opportunity to match employee donations to significantly increase the impact Workplace Giving has for those in need
  • creating a cost-effective way to build long-term partnerships with charities
  • offering the opportunity to further engage with Red Cross through volunteering, blood donations and community fundraising.

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Workplace giving

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Telstra support continues to grow

Telstra has supported Red Cross through workplace giving since 2011. In 2013, Telstra employees donated more than $56,000 through their workplace giving program. This figure was matched by the Telstra Foundation to support a number of Red Cross programs. Telstra also promotes opportunities for employees to show they care in the community by volunteering with Red Cross, an opportunity a number of different groups have taken up over the last 12 months.

"At Telstra we want to make a meaningful contribution to things that matter, both to our employees and to society," says Kelly Rafferty, Employee Giving Manager. "We look forward to continuing our relationship with Red Cross for many years to come."

Red Cross members get digital with a little help from Telstra

Volunteers from Telstra have teamed up with Red Cross members to teach them how to use the internet for both personal use and to help them better connect with Australian Red Cross, their fellow members and Red Cross news from around the world.

Some members had never used the internet. Armed with an iPad and the help of Telstra volunteers, members are now up and surfing the net. Parramatta Branch member, Stella Carr, was surprised at what you could find, "You can watch videos of old songs from the 50s. We didn't have that in the old days!" Other members hoped to be able to connect with family overseas via Skype and Facebook.

Heather Rea, Digital Literacy Advisor from Telstra's Digital Inclusion team says, "A lack of skills and confidence in using the internet is the main obstacle to going online. But with a little bit of guidance and a little bit of practice, there's no reason why older people can't jump online and be even more connected to the global Red Cross Movement. We're happy to volunteer our time to help out with that."