What is Workplace Giving and why is it so effective?
The payroll or wage deduction program allows you to make regular donations to the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service each time you are paid by your employer.
Workplace giving is a partnership between an employer, an employee and the Service. It allows an employee to make regular donations from their gross income on each pay cycle.
An employer deducts the agreed amount from the employee’s weekly/fortnightly or monthly pay and remits it to the Service on a regular basis.
Benefits to an Employee:
As workplace giving are small regular donations, the employee doesn’t miss the amount. They have a sense of community involvement knowing their donations make a real difference to those within their community.
An employee receives a record of their donations via their Payment Summary. The total amount donated throughout the year is then tax deductible.
This method allows busy working people who would ordinarily like to be involved with the Service to show their support outside a volunteering role.
Benefits for an Employer:
The Workplace Giving program is low on cost and administration and provides employers a program to boost employee morale to attract, engage and retain quality staff.
The program also offers a way for an employer to build community partnerships and display their corporate social responsibility in their community.
Join the $2 Challenge workplace giving program:
From as little as $2 per week your tax deductible donation can assist in saving lives.
Have a talk to your manager and workmates, issue a challenge to them, and talk to a Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service Community Liaison staff member to arrange a visit at your workplace and explain how the $2 challenge works.
Benefits to Charities:
Workplace Giving creates stable long-term funding at a reduced expense compared to other fundraising activities so you know that 100% of your donation goes to the cause.
Many employers choose to match their employees donations dollar for dollar. This doubles the monies raised and creates a strong relationship between the employer,employee and the Service.
Contact us today to find out how “just a few dollars each week” can help safe a life or freecall 1800 155 155.