Together we make a difference
The first stone was cast in 2011, when a formal charity organisation was established on behalf of employees within the company. Since then, we have assisted many charities, both locally and abroad, by providing relief and support to people in genuine need of help.
Turosi Giving is a charity registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Commission (ACNC) as a Public Benevolent Institution (PBI).
The purpose of the charity is to relieve the burden resulting from sickness, poverty, disability and other misfortune, with a particular focus on children.
Our vision is an organisation where ‘giving’ is firmly embedded into its culture.
Our mission is to present opportunities to our employees through which they can actively contribute towards improving the lives of children. We will inspire our members to take part in programs which will not only benefit others but enrich their own lives in the process.
When working with families, we focus on finding practical ways to ease their burden and to provide some relief from their circumstances.
We aim to build solid relationships and in doing so, develop a mutual trust and become change-makers within less fortunate communities.
We believe that by working together towards specific goals and projects, we can truly make a difference in the lives of those who need our help the most.
LATEST NEWS & SPECIAL EVENTS
A desire to extend our reach overseas saw an expansion of
our charity work into Cambodia.
In 2017, a team was sent to explore opportunities where we could make a difference and leave our own unique footprint. Projects were identified and relationships with local leaders were established.
Turosi prides itself on being a diverse and multicultural workplace. Many of our employees have their roots in countries such as Cambodia where, for various reasons, there is widespread poverty, corruption, and exploitation.
This was our way of giving back to the home places of some of our valuable members.
The key to helping people in Cambodia was to raise some much needed funds. A compelling story was presented to guests who attended our Gala Ball in October 2017.
An overwhelming response to this story saw us allocate $100K to
this campaign. We were well on the road to creating something
The projects identified in Cambodia focus on providing support and assistance to families living in slum conditions who are trapped in a vicious cycle of poverty. By focusing on children and providing them access to education, we hope to improve the prospects for the next generation.
Our intention is to fund programs and projects which provide a sustainable income and can directly impact the future of these communities.
TUROSI GIVING CHARITY BALL
2022 will see our sixth Turosi Giving Charity Ball which will take place on Saturday 5th March at the Grand Hyatt, Melbourne. This year we will be coming home. We will be highlighting the essence of Australia and be asking our friends and business partners to stand beside us and give to those in our own backyard.
TUROSI GIVING CHARITY BALL
2021 will see our sixth Turosi Giving Charity Ball which will take place on Saturday 9th October at the Grand Hyatt, Melbourne. This year we will be coming home. We will be highlighting the essence of Australia and be asking our friends and business partners to stand beside us and give to those in our own backyard.
Turosi Giving Charity Ball 2021
Turosi Giving will proudly present its 6th Charity Ball at the Grand Hyatt, Melbourne on Saturday 9th October 2021.
This, our signature fundraising event has become a greatly anticipated fixture on many calendars. With your help over the years, Turosi Giving has distributed more than $1million to those in need. At Turosi we are extremely privileged to have business partners and friends, who share our vision and desire to make a difference to those who are less fortunate. We couldn’t be more proud to stand side-by-side with all of our business partners and it is with the greatest pleasure that we welcome guests back to the magnificent Savoy Ballroom at the Grand Hyatt Melbourne once more.
In a time that will go down in history, we want to come home and celebrate Australia. A lucky country indeed that is grounded, inclusive and comes together time after time, after time to give a helping hand through a difficult period of one’s life. From the vision of a women giving the shirt off her back to save a burnt koala, to a professional surfer punching a great white shark while wading in the water, this sun kissed country is like no other.
For this year’s ball we have chosen the Royal Flying Doctor’s Service as our charity of choice. The night will also be supporting several local organisations ensure we reach as many people in need as we can.
Staying true to our heritage, we will raise money in support of the work the Royal Flying Doctor’s Services does around children and their families. An example of that work is within their face-to-face and telehealth services, their emergency air service to remote and regional locations and their Pregnancy, Birth and Baby website.
Our event preparations are well underway and you will be receiving further information on how your business can sponsor those in need shortly.
Please save the date and feel free to reach out if you need anything. I’m looking forward to coming together and making a difference in the lives of so many across our country.
Head of Charity
0407 360 156
Operation Community Giveaway
The 28th July, 2017 was an exceptional day…. because it’s not every day you get
to give away $100K to charity.
Internally, we named it “Operation Community Giveaway”. We asked our ten committee members to choose a children’s charity which was close to their heart. They were asked to research the charity and report back to us, telling us how the charity could benefit from a donation of $10,000.
But it wasn’t as simple as that; we wanted to produce a short documentary. We contacted each of the charities and asked them if they would be willing to participate in our film which would, in turn, be used to create awareness of fundraising and volunteering opportunities which exist within our community.
We then set off on a road trip, camera person in tow, and visited each organisation together with the committee member who nominated them. On our travels we met many remarkable people; small groups who are each doing BIG things to help children in their care and on their radar.
We were both humbled and excited about the prospect of being able to lend a hand.
We didn’t tell them the real reason for our visit. Instead, we invited them to a
special luncheon under the guise of attending the launch of our documentary.
We wanted them to witness what we had created with their contribution, as
well as for them to get to know other likeminded charities.
It was a very emotional day for all present and it was extremely rewarding for all of the committee members. And to top it all off, each group was presented with a donation of $10,000.
The responses from our guests were priceless. One group was the recipient of $20,000 after one of our committee members, upon viewing some preliminary footage, decided that he would like to contribute his share to this very worthwhile cause.
Days like this are the culmination and result of the hard work of the committee members and the continuous contributions of the Turosi staff.
How wonderful that together we can achieve all of this and to think it started from one cast stone.
Fundraising is the major source of income for Turosi Giving and
can be broken up into two groups:
1. Major Fundraising Events –
The organisation plans to carry out a range of signature events
each year. These events are designed to engage key stakeholders
associated with the company such as sponsors, employees,
business partners, and local community groups.
First held in 2011, the Gala Ball has become a highly anticipated event on Turosi’s social calendar. Usually held in October of every alternate year, this black tie event is attended by circa 550 people. Each year’s theme ties in with the event’s designated charity partner.
Due to the overwhelming support of our business partners and event sponsors, the proceeds from this event are donated at the end of the evening in their entirety. The major charity partner will receive the majority of funds, with smaller donations made to complementary causes and our local hospitals.
Another of our signature events is the Charity Golf Day. This popular event has been held each year since 2011.
The purpose of this event is to promote and create awareness of the Clown Doctors’ work which focuses on ‘treating’ children with doses of humour. Studies show that this type of therapy has been extremely effective in easing the pain and anxiety of children in hospital.
A solid relationship has been built with the Clown Doctors over the years and they continue to be our chosen charity for this event.
2. Employee Driven Fundraising –
Various activities are proposed and run by employees during the normal course of business. Turosi employees proactively run fundraising activities at their workplace or across the whole business. Some examples are: sausage sizzles, chocolate drives, raffles, dress up days, causal clothes Fridays etc. These events create a buzz around the business as well as providing yet another avenue for employees to participate in giving.CLOSE X
The Turosi Workplace Giving Program aims to encourage
employees to ‘give’ a nominated amount from their salary
each pay cycle.
Employees can choose to donate directly to Turosi Giving or to a specific charity of their choice.
The Company provides an extra incentive by matching the contributions to Turosi Giving, dollar for dollar.
Details about the Company’s philanthropic arm are included in the new employee induction package, with an opportunity to join the program offered at this point.
For existing employees, literature about the program is published
through newsletters, internal memorandums and on all
Workplace Giving is an example of how a small contribution made by many people can have a significant impact.
Whilst our participation rate is in line with those of similar workplaces, our aim is to encourage further participation by providing regular updates and incentives.
The Company acknowledges that not everybody is in a position to
provide a financial contribution. For others, giving their time is
a preferred option.
Giving of one’s time is just as valuable as any other contribution.
Turosi encourages employees to participate in the Volunteering Program by offering two days paid leave per year to be used for the purpose of volunteering with a not-for-profit organisation of their choice.
To encourage employee participation, short term volunteer positions
are sourced from within our existing networks of approved charities.
These organisations notify us of any special events requiring volunteers. The co-ordinator then seeks to fill the vacancies from within our workforce.
Some organisations such as our local hospitals have a roster of weekly volunteers from the company.
The Board of Directors meet twice yearly to ensure the Committee has operated effectively to represent the members of the institution and discharged its roles and responsibilities in the most appropriate manner, as well as to carry out its own governance duties.
The Turosi Giving Committee is responsible for managing the day to day operations of the charity organisation.
The Turosi Giving Committee will meet quarterly. Their roles and responsibilities include:
- to organise and oversee all charity events and fundraising
- to represent the views and provide feedback from their colleagues within the business
- to review submissions and requests for donations, providing feedback and approval where appropriate
- to approve proposed fundraising activities
- to approve grants, in consultation with the company’s CEO
- to work ‘hands on’ in fundraising events and the volunteer program
- to lead by example
TUROSI GIVING HAS SUPPORTED MANY CHILDREN’S CHARITIES INCLUDING:
Amor Key Project
Anti Cancer Council
Aust Vietnam Friends
Australian Childhood Foundation
Breast Cancer Foundation
BUPA Around the Bay
Coeliac Vic & Tas
Cottage By the Sea
Crohn’s & Colitis
Diamond Valley Project
Epilepsy Foundation Victoria
Friends of Sammy
Good Friday Appeal RCH
Kids Plus Foundation
Kids International Ministries
Kids Under Cover
Kids with Cancer
Mission Engage Youth Programs
Northern Health Foundation
Open Doors Youth Service
Orygen Youth Health
People Animal Nature (PAN)
Riding for the Disabled
River Nile Support & Relief Group
Ronald McDonald House Charities
Royal Children Hospital
Scope (Vic) Pty Ltd
Shalom Cathedral School India
Suicide Prevention Australia
The Mirabel Foundation
Tyler Fishlock Foundation
Variety Children Charity
Very Special Kids