Thursday, 09 January 2020 22:23

eftpos and employees dig deep for bushfire victims

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Australia's debit card system, eftpos, has announced it is tripling employee donations to approved bushfire charities this month in response to the devastating bushfires and the efforts of communities, firefighters and volunteers.

“eftpos and its employees have a long history of giving to Australians in need and many of us want to contribute to the bushfire rebuilding effort,” the head of eftpos’ Charity Committee and Chief Delivery Officer, Paul Jennings, said.

eftpos has announced that while it has a standing policy of matching employee donations to approved charities up to $3,000 per person per year, this month it will double its contribution for bushfire charities up to $1,500 per employee.

The company says that in practical terms, that means that if an employee donates $100 to a bushfire charity, eftpos will donate a further $200, totalling $300.

eftpo says its charity committee is now looking at other practical ways to assist bushfire impacted areas, as well as giving staff more opportunities to volunteer their time and effort.

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Peter Dinham

Peter Dinham is a co-founder of iTWire and a 35-year veteran journalist and corporate communications consultant. He has worked as a journalist in all forms of media – newspapers/magazines, radio, television, press agency and now, online – including with the Canberra Times, The Examiner (Tasmania), the ABC and AAP-Reuters. As a freelance journalist he also had articles published in Australian and overseas magazines. He worked in the corporate communications/public relations sector, in-house with an airline, and as a senior executive in Australia of the world’s largest communications consultancy, Burson-Marsteller. He also ran his own communications consultancy and was a co-founder in Australia of the global photographic agency, the Image Bank (now Getty Images).

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