At Suncorp we Live to Give
In June 2019, more than 1,000 Suncorp employees came together for Live to Give month, an initiative to shine a light on and raise money for the causes our people care about.
Throughout the month, teams across Australia and New Zealand held 22 celebrations and 16 volunteering events to demonstrate the collective impact of our people to support the community.
An additional 385 employees pledged to give through their pay each fortnight, providing more than $33,000 to charities over the next 12 months. Suncorp people also volunteered 375 hours during the month for our local community partners.
One of the volunteer days saw a team of 12 local Suncorp employees assist YellowBridge Queensland, a not-for-profit based in Toowoomba that helps young people at risk of homelessness.
YellowBridge Queensland Program Manager, Donita Bellette, said everyone deserved a place to call home, which is why the Suncorp team helped create a special space at one of the YellowBridge residential homes.
“To make a difference within your community is a really great feeling. Suncorp’s Brighter Futures program has given us the opportunity to do that.”Anthony Somerfield, Toowoomba Store Manager
“The kids here have experienced really traumatic childhoods, so the space we’ve made gives them somewhere peaceful to come and sit and enjoy. We’re hoping it becomes another great part of living here,” Donita said.
Toowoomba Store Manager, Anthony Somerfield, said he was proud of what the Suncorp team had achieved for YellowBridge Queensland.
“To make a difference within your community is a really great feeling. Suncorp’s Brighter Futures program has given us the opportunity to do that,” Anthony said.
“It’s amazing what you can achieve in a day and the impact a committed group of people can have.”