Dressing down for a cause
If you are in our office on a Friday you’ll notice the team looking slightly less formal than usual, but be assured it is for a good cause!
For a number of years we’ve been running ‘Fundraising Friday’ and participating staff make a donation. Our well used cash collection jar continues to operate, however the move towards a more cashless society has meant we also enable staff to make their regular contributions electronically, through our workplace giving program.
The funds we raise support a wide range of local not-for-profit organisations and causes. Once the funds reach our target of $1,000, we hand over our donation to the nominated organisation and start again for the next campaign.
A recent beneficiary of our fundraising is the Sexual Assault Support Service (SASS), and CEO Jill Maxwell was delighted to receive the contribution from WLF’s Oliver Barta.
“At SASS we are passionate about change…in particular, working towards a community free of sexual violence” says Jill. “We know our work is making a difference. Our clients rate improvements in areas such as work, school, family, friendships and how they feel about themselves.”
“This is why recognition and support from people such as yourselves helps us to continue to help people rebuild their lives with specialist counselling services for adults and children and education to our community and young people.”
For our team at WLF, Fundraising Fridays are about much more than handing over your loose change so you can wear jeans to work. Our firm was built on a foundation of helping Tasmanian people and businesses, and we are proud to foster this sense of community contribution among our staff. As with most firms, we continue to be involved in sponsorship and corporate partnership programs. However, Fundraising Fridays mean that every individual employee is able to make a contribution in their own right, and we can extend our support to many organisations at a grass roots level.
Photo: Holly Mason-White, Manager Services and Policy at Sexual Assault Support Service, was presented with our $1000 from Fundraising Friday by WLF’s Oliver Barta.