Offering a workplace giving program to your employees – and matching their contributions – is one of the most simple, effective ways to support Lighthouse's important work.
Workplace giving also strengthens workplace culture and contributes to a positive environment. Research shows 8 out of 10 employees feel their company’s workplace giving program reflects a genuine commitment to the community, and 85 per cent feel this form of community engagement and generosity makes their company a better place to work.
What is Workplace Giving?
Workplace Giving is a simple way for employees and employers to regularly contribute to their community through automated payroll deductions. It doesn’t take much to make a big difference. Workplace Giving is a surprisingly easy and convenient way to make tax deductible donations to causes that you care about. By nominating an amount to the payroll department, donations are made directly from your pre-tax income to your chosen charity. Lighthouse Foundation’s program is life-changing for young people who have experienced homelessness. Without the support of the community, we simply could not exist. Lighthouse relies on donations from the community and corporate sector to continue our important work. Your pledge through Workplace Giving helps to break the cycle of homelessness and save a young person’s life.
What are the benefits?
• Workplace Giving enables regular support for a worthy cause
• Immediate tax deduction benefits
• Automated support
• No need for the employee to keep a record of donations or receipts
• Often employers match your donation and double your support
• Workplace Giving enhances public perception of your company both internally and externally
• Increases workplace morale and provides and opportunity to build on collaboration and empathy in the workplace
• Boosts the effectiveness of Corporate Social Responsibility programs.
What is Matched Giving?
Some workplaces match their employee contributions dollar for dollar, helping to increase the difference you make to your chosen charity, all the while showcasing their commitment to community. Many workplaces choose to cap their giving contributions at a certain amount, but rely on the generosity of their staff to reach the cap.
How do I get started?
Employees wishing to make a difference through Workplace Giving can start by checking if their workplace has an existing program and introduce Lighthouse Foundation into the mix, or by asking your employer to make regular contributions (pre-tax) to Lighthouse. Employers can start by inviting their employees to participate in a Workplace Giving program or establish one by getting in touch with our fantastic fundraising team.