AUS gives back for the holidays!

December 15, 2015

Tis the season to be generous, and this year Australian Uniform Services at our Queensland location decided to celebrate the holidays with community service. Instead of the traditional Secret Santa gift exchange, AUS and staff opted in favour to donate to Foodbank here in Australia. We couldn’t be more thrilled to support this campaign, especially when it was proposed by our own staff.

Brian Oakhill accepts a certificate of appreciation from the Foodbank

State General Manager Brian Oakhill accepts a certificate of
appreciation from a Foodbank representative.

When speaking with local publication Northern Chronicle about this year’s initiative, Queensland General Manager Brian Oakhill said “The staff wanted to do something different and do something for a worthy local charity. I’m very impressed we’ve got a group of people who are committed to good causes. It shows a real commitment to the local community.”

Foodbank is a non profit organization first established in New South Wales (NSW) and is the largest hunger relief organization in Australia having provided over 40 million meals last year alone! Foodbank’s vision is to achieve an Australia without hunger by collecting surplus, salvaged, and donated food and grocery products from various sources, and then distributing it to charities and community groups to disseminate to people in need.

Yasmin Department of Natural Resources and Mines, John from QBE Insurance Australia, Dee from Optus, and the team at Australian Uniform Service

Does your business partner with any local nonprofits or charities?

It’s easy, and during this season of goodwill, there’s also no better time to get started! Whether donating a percentage of profits, collecting needed supplies and goods, or volunteering your time to an organization, the hardest part can be choosing the right charity or nonprofit. Picking an organization within your local community, or that fits your business’ focus, such as a hardware store supporting an organization that builds homes for the disadvantaged. Whether you’re in a giving mood for the holidays, or looking for a New Year’s resolution for 2016, giving back to the community helps bring your team together, builds a positive public reputation for your business, and helps promote your values. It’s a win-win for everyone!