The annual Woodside Christmas Charities Appeal provides Woodside employees with the opportunity to help those doing it tough in our local and global communities. In 2015, all employee donations were matched by Woodside.
Woodside employees have a great history and reputation for community giving - from volunteering to fundraising. Our contribution, whether our time or cash, makes an extraordinary difference to community based organisations.
The 2015 Woodside Christmas Charities Appeal contributed A$30,760 to the following five programs.
- United Way, Ready to Read: 1 in 4 Australian kids start school each year without the skills they need to learn to read. This ratio is even higher in disadvantaged communities. Donations contributed towards monthly home-delivered books, parent literacy support and driving community-level change by improving school readiness. To make a donation to United Way, click here.
$15 – Provides a book for a child in a disadvantaged community, $60 – Helps a low literacy parent read with their children, $180 – Delivers one year of monthly books that help a child start school ready to read.
- Red Cross, One More Gift: Helps people in local and international communities who are unable to enjoy the festive season. Just one more gift makes a difference to someone in need during the festive period. To make a donation to Red Cross, click here.
$65 – Helps 30 elderly people hear a friendly voice over the phone this Christmas, $95 – Supports a young person living on the streets to get back on their feet, $125 – Gives 50 families emergency planning tools to protect them through disasters.
- Lifeline WA, Shine a Light for Life: During the festive season, Lifeline Crisis Support line takes a call every 37 seconds to help people through mental health and personal crises. Donations contributed towards helping to reduce suicide rates, and improve the emotional wellbeing of our most vulnerable Western Australians. To make a donation to Lifeline WA, click here.
$20 – Buys a person access to an online crisis chat session, $50 – Enables one crisis support call to be answered on 13 11 14, $100 – Educates one person in crisis response First Aid.
- UNICEF, Buy a life-saving Inspired Gift: Donations contributed towards the survival, protection and development of children across 190 countries, with a focus on the lives of children who are the most disadvantaged and excluded. To make a donation to UNICEF, click here.
$19 – Provides 500 pencils for school children, $46 – Provides polio vaccines for 200 children, $73 – Provides therapeutic food sachets for 125 malnourished babies, $81 – Provides HIV test kits for 50 expecting mums.
- The Salvation Army, Karratha: Donations were used to purchase food hampers for families in the local Karratha community. To make a donation to The Salvation Army, click here.