November Community Update

November Community Update

November Community Update 150 150 Rie Maki

Growing moustaches, buying essential items, and sorting clothes for those in need are just a few of the Community initiatives that took place at Viridian this November.

At a national level, Viridian staff have supported Share the Dignity and the ‘It’s in the Bag’ campaign by purchasing toiletries and essential items for women, teens and mums and bubs who are experiencing homelessness, poverty or in a domestic violence refuge. From involving friends and family, to volunteering to deliver items directly to women in need, our team have really taken the challenge on board and have been committed to helping the organisation in any way they can. The total amount of donated goods and funds raised inclusive of the Viridian Foundation matching gift allocation was $5,324.

For the second year in a row, Viridian staff have also taken part in Movember, a charity that focuses on raising funds and reducing the stigma around mental health and prostate and testicular cancer. We’ve had teams in Victoria, Western Australia, South Australia, and Tasmania, where some of our staff participated by growing a Mo, while others ‘Moved for Movember’ – walking 60kms in November for the 60 men lost to suicide every hour globally. The total amount of funds raised inclusive of the Viridian Foundation matching gift allocation was $11,283.

This is an amazing effort, and we are so grateful to everyone who donated and supported Share the Dignity and Movember.

In Western Australia, the team continue to support Passages, a youth engagement hub run by Vinnies for at risk and homeless young people. 17 people from the Perth office volunteered their time to Vinnies by spending a day sorting clothes and items for Vinnies distribution centre, which contributed to assisting over 65 000 Western Australians in need.

We are also pleased to share that Executive Advisor, Sharna Meniertz was able to secure a $10,000 grant for Passages from the FPA Future2 Foundation. This is an incredible achievement and something we are so grateful to be able to pass on to such a worthy organisation.

Community is one of Viridian’s core values and it is our vision to keep making a difference in moments that matter. In December we will let you know what our Community teams have been doing over the month to help make a difference, big or small to someone who needs it most this Christmas.

Rie Maki is Finance and Operations Manager and a Community Champion at Viridian Advisory.

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