Every three years, Queensland Rail through employee consultation identifies which five not-for profit charity partners to support as part of our Queensland Rail corporate social responsibility program, through community and business based activities, events, fundraisers and other promotional activities.
These partners will be reviewed at regular intervals to ensure we stay in touch with what our employees want. The awareness and exposure to these groups is invaluable.
Queensland Rail’s top five not-for-profit partners 2017–2019
Cancer Council Queensland (CCQ)
One person is diagnosed with cancer every 20 minutes in Queensland. Cancer Council Queensland provides all Queenslanders with the best possible prospects of preventing, detecting, effectively treating and surviving a cancer diagnosis.
Their focus is unique in Queensland, focusing on research, prevention, advocacy and support to help all Queenslanders, all cancers. And while their initiatives have local value, delivering outcomes for more than 26,000 Queenslanders diagnosed with cancer each year, the relevance of their work extends globally, influencing cancer control worldwide.
Guide Dogs Queensland
Living with vision impairment can be a daunting and isolating experience, but Guide Dogs Queensland provides the support Queenslanders who are blind or vision impaired need to live their lives to the fullest.
While Guide Dogs are the furry faces of their organisation, Guide Dogs Queensland also provides a range of vital orientation and mobility services to inspire and enhance freedom, independence and confidence.
With the support of the community, Guide Dogs Queensland is able to transform the lives of those who need their help the most.
The Starlight Children’s Foundation
Starlight's mission is to brighten the lives of seriously ill children and their families.
When a once-bright life becomes dulled by needles, hospital visits and painful treatments, Starlight helps sick kids forget their illness and re-discover the joy of childhood.
Starlight is an integral part of a complete health care system, and works in partnership with healthcare professionals. Their programs are underpinned by the World Health Organisation's (WHO's) model of social health – where improving mental and social wellbeing has a positive impact on overall physical health.
Starlight disrupts the relentless cycle of pain and trauma and offers a welcome break so that sick kids can simply be kids.
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Queensland (RSPCA Queensland) is the state’s oldest, largest and leading animal welfare charity, dedicated to improving the lives of all domestic, farmed and native animals throughout Queensland.
RSPCA Queensland requires $42 million annually to support animal centres, programs and services. As a non-government, community based charity, RSPCA Queensland receives less than 1% of government funding and relies on donations, bequests and sponsorships from ordinary Queenslanders, just like you. RSPCA’s mission statement is simple, but powerful: Helping Animals, Enlightening People, Changing Lives.
Australia has a severe shortage of appropriate housing for people with high care needs. At present, there are over 700,000 young people living in, or at risk of entering aged care.
Youngcare is working to liberate and empower young people with high care needs by providing choice to live the quality of life we all deserve.
A solution focused organisation, Youngcare is connecting industry leaders, government and community to drive change and provide innovative solutions to ensure that no young person has to wake up in aged care.