Throughout a challenging period for community organisations, Craigs Investment Partners continues to support a multitude of organisations in business, the arts, sports, education and the community. As a long-time supporter of communities across the country, Craigs will once again donate $150,000 to local charities in need through its Christmas Giving initiative this Christmas.
Craigs places immense value on supporting the local communities it’s a part of. Community giving is very much in the fabric of the business. Craigs has created a Workplace Giving programme where community giving is encouraged from all levels of the organisation. It’s an affordable and accessible way for Craigs employees to contribute to communities and the funds are distributed at Christmas time to local charities. Craigs match employee donations dollar for dollar and the programme has grown significantly with over 300 employees opting into the initiative.
A portion of the funds donated go towards the Craigs Community Fund, which was established in 2019 with the goal of building a self-sustaining charitable fund over the next 10-15 years for Craigs to give back to communities well into the future.
CEO Simon Tong says, “workplace giving is a hugely rewarding initiative and it’s fantastic to see so many colleagues support a philanthropic cause. The concept isn’t so much about the amount donated, but more about engagement and support for our communities.”
Craigs’ founder, Neil Craig, was instrumental in creating the programme. “Our local Craigs’ branches work with the Community Foundation in their area to determine where our donations will be best put to use. Their community insight is invaluable to ensure our donations will have the biggest impact for our local charities,” says Neil.
Craigs Investment Partners believe in being actively involved in giving back to the community through fundraising and volunteering, and are proud to support the communities where we live and work, for the long term.
The full list of charities chosen by each Craigs branch:
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