Through employee consultation in late 2012, Queensland Rail was able to identify which non-profit organisations our employees wanted to see us partner with at a company level. We will support these partners through various initiatives such as casual Friday, the payroll giving program, fundraising events and other promotional activities.
These partners will be reviewed at regular intervals to ensure we stay in touch with what our employees want.
Our top five non-profit partners:
beyondblue is a national, independent, not-for-profit organisation working to address issues associated with depression, anxiety and related disorders in Australia.
beyondblue is a bipartisan initiative of the Australian, state and territory governments with a key goal of raising community awareness about depression and anxiety, and reducing stigma associated with the illness.
beyondblue works in partnership with health services, schools, workplaces, universities, media and community organisations, as well as people living with depression, to bring together their expertise around depression.
Cancer Council Queensland has one aim: to provide all Queenslanders with the best possible prospects of preventing,
detecting, effectively treating and surviving cancer.
Their focus is unique in Queensland, combining research and support to help people affected by cancer. And while their initiatives have local value today, delivering outcomes for nearly 160,000 Queenslanders who are living with cancer, the relevance of their work extends into tomorrow, influencing cancer control worldwide.
GDQ is the only service provider in Queensland that offers a complete range of rehabilitation services, and have seven regional offices at Cairns, Townsville, Rockhampton, Bundaberg, Toowoomba and on the Gold and Sunshine coasts.
Thousands of blind and vision impaired Queenslanders turn to them each year, seeking support, training and resources to be equipped with information, services and tools that help them overcome this disability and remain active at home, in the community and at work.
Ultimately people with vision impairment seek empowerment to live full and independent lives.
The Prince Charles Hospital Foundation is the charity which supports Australia's leading cardio-thoracic hospital, right here in Queensland. The Foundation funds research to save lives and find cures in the fields of heart and lung diseases, mental illness, arthritis, cancer, organ transplantation, intensive care and emergency medicine.
Living with illness or injury can cause enormous strain in the lives of children and their families. The pain, loneliness and isolation that sick children feel dominates their lives, and they often miss out on normal experiences that healthy children take for granted.
Starlight provides programs integral to the total care of seriously ill children – while health professionals focus on treating the illness, Starlight is there to lift the spirits of the child, giving them the opportunity to laugh, play and be a child again.