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Charitable Support 2011

on Wed, 06/08/2016 - 21:15

Queensland Flood Appeal

In January Pfizer Australia made a one off donation of $250,000 to the Queensland Flood Relief. Colleagues gave donations that were matched, fundraising lunches were held, and a further $62,757 was raised.

The Children’s Hospital at Westmead
The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, is a stand-alone service dedicated to paediatrics. The Bandaged Bear Appeal is the hospital’s largest public fundraiser. All donations go towards support for the children and their families.

The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is a not-for-profit organisation that provides a huge range of social services and programs to the Australian community. The Red Shield Doorknock Appeal in May is the Salvation Army’s major annual fundraiser.
 
Pfizer has been supporting the Red Shield Doorknock Appeal for more than 12 years.
 
The total including matched funding for 2011 was $24,840.

The Exodus Foundation

The Exodus Foundation was founded in 1986 by the Rev Bill Crews. The Exodus Foundation exists to meet the immediate material, emotional and spiritual needs of disadvantaged and marginalised people. It seeks to empower young Australians through education and literacy to protect them against the prospect of future unemployment and homelessness.
 
In 2011 Pfizer colleagues participated in the Exodus Winter Appeal and donated winter blankets, clothing and food to the Exodus Foundation.

Lifeline

Lifeline is a not-for-profit organisation that provides access to crisis support, suicide prevention and mental health support services. It also provides national services and campaigns that promote emotional wellbeing, encourage help seeking, and address suicide prevention awareness. Lifeline currently deals with approximately 1,250 calls daily, with around 50 calls from people at high risk of suicide.
 
In 2011 Pfizer colleagues nationwide participated in activities relating to Lifeline’s Stress Down Day.
 
Total including matched funding was $11,316.60.

Australian Lung Foundation

The Australian Lung Foundation was established in 1990 by a group of thoracic physicians concerned about the chronic shortage of funds for research work in respiratory medicine and the impact of lung disease on our community. The Australian Lung Foundation’s mission is to ‘ensure lung health is a priority for all in Australia.’ This is achieved through the provision of: leadership, advocacy, information, support and research, patient and carer support and education and training.

In 2011 Pfizer colleagues participated in World COPD Day.
Total including matched funding was $2,000.

Christian Community Aid

Christian Community Aid (CCA) in Eastwood, Sydney, is a multi denominational, not- for- profit neighbourhood centre that offers a wide range of services including: aged care, with Meals on Wheels, lunch groups and shopping; family day care; social welfare; financial counselling and adult education. The centre’s focus is to have a positive impact on the community’s social, emotional, intellectual, physical and spiritual needs. Pfizer has been a proud supporter of CCA for more than 12 years.
 
Every week Pfizer employees use their paid volunteer leave and a company vehicle to support CCA by delivering meals on wheels to residents in the local community. Each December employees also donate food and toys and help CCA to pack these into hampers which are distributed to families in need.