2010 Charitable support
Angel Flight is a charity that coordinates non-emergency flights to help country people trying to deal with bad health, poor finances and daunting distances between their home and the medical facility they need to travel to. Angel Flight pilots donate their time and operating expenses so all transportation is free for the people who are transported. Pfizer Australia hosted a Gala Ball in September and raised more than $25,000 for Angel Flight.
Christian Community Aid
Christian Community Aid in Eastwood, Sydney, is a multi denominational, not-for-profit neighbourhood centre that offers a wide range of services including Aged Care, Family Day Care, Social Welfare, Financial Counselling and Adult Education. These services have a positive impact on the social, emotional, intellectual, physical and spiritual needs of people in the local community. Pfizer Australia has been a proud supporter of Christian Community Aid in Eastwood for more than 10 years. Each week our employees use a Pfizer Australia vehicle to deliver Meals on Wheels to people in the local community.
Fountain for Youth
Australian swimming champion Ian Thorpe established the Fountain for Youth 10 years ago, a not for profit charitable organisation that empowers Indigenous children and their families. Recognising that education is the pathway to improved health and well being, the Fountain for Youth works in partnership with Indigenous Australia, developing and implementing literacy, arts and cultural learning programs that will improve the education and health outcomes of Indigenous children from their earliest years and right throughout their schooling years. Pfizer Australia donated $2,000
Ronald McDonald House
Ronald McDonald House’s mission is to be a caring home away from home for families with seriously ill children. Ronald McDonald House in Westmead provides quality accommodation for families whilst their child is receiving treatment at the Children’s Hospital, Westmead. Pfizer Australia donated $4,000 to support the upkeep of Ronald McDonald House. Pfizer Australia colleagues also participated in 4 volunteer projects in 2010; preparing and serving evening meals for families of sick children staying in the house.
The RSPCA is a community based charity that works to prevent cruelty to animals by actively promoting their care and protection. Each year in Australia, the RSPCA receives over 154,000 stray, injured and surrendered animals and investigates more than 47,000 complaints of animal cruelty and neglect.
The RSPCA relies on community support to provide care for animals in need. Pfizer Australia donated more than $3,000 to the RSPCA in 2010.
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 is the Salvation Army’s major annual fundraiser. Pfizer Australia has been supporting the Salvation Army for more than 10 years and raised more than $24,000 for the 2010 Red Shield Doorknock Appeal.
The Shepherd Centre
The Shepherd Centre was established in 1970 and assisting children who are deaf or hearing-impaired to listen and speak using their residual hearing plus an appropriate listening device, such as a hearing aid or cochlear implant. The Shepherd Centre helps more than 200 children and their families each year and in 2010 received more than $5,000 from Pfizer Australia.
SIDS and Kids
SIDS and Kids offers nation-wide free bereavement services to families who have experienced the death of a baby or child during pregnancy, birth, infancy and childhood regardless of the cause. SIDS and Kids offers support 24 hours a day through counselling sessions, after hours telephone support, home visits and a range of support groups and events. Red Nose Day is the annual, major fundraiser for SIDS and Kids and in 2010 received almost $3,000 from Pfizer Australia.