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Give 1 Project - October Update

Some of the ‘beach comber’ volunteers from Alcoa took a break and posing with the first stack of filled rubbish sacks

Give 1 Day
October 2012 was a highlight month for giving in WA with over 10 corporations and businesses “downing tools” and taking time to volunteer with charities and not-for-profits all over WA.

Some companies such as Azure Capital, Bankwest, Woodside and Atlas Iron participated in a day of volunteering on October 5. Alcoa of Australia committed to a whole month of volunteering across October, and have pledged their goal of having 49% of staff involved in volunteering across the next year.

 

Give 1 Night
The Corporate Volunteer Council, convened by Volunteering WA hosted a Give1 Project celebration at Government House ballroom on the 11th of October. Over 200 guests representing corporations across WA attended the event, with the highlight being the presentation of the 2012 Governor’s Award for Giving to Professor Lyn Beazley, who received $100,000 to donate to the charities of her choice.

Prof. Beazley has chosen to donate to the Brightwater Oats St Project, which is building a state-of-the-art rehabilitation clinic for young adults who suffer from a brain injury, and to the WA Museum Foundation to establish a scholarship for promising school and undergraduate students to work with scientists.

The Give 1 campaign challenges corporate WA to commence volunteering initiatives in their workplace with the aim of reaching a statewide target of 1 million volunteer hours.
The message is simple: whether you are a small or large business you can get involved by volunteering and giving back to the community.

To find out more about the Give1 Project, or to pledge your volunteer hours, visit the website.