Together we make a difference
power in numbers. A small contribution made by many
people can make a considerable difference to those in
need when we work together towards a common goal.
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.
first-hand the rewards that come from giving to those
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.
basic needs, such as food, water, clothing, education, healthcare
and recreation, met. In reality, this is not the case for many
children and their families.
When working with families, we focus on finding practical
ways to ease their burden and to provide some relief from
We aim to build solid relationships and in doing so, develop
a mutual trust and become change-makers within less
identified a real need and where the donation will have a
direct, immediate, or long lasting benefit for the recipient.
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.
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
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
A solid relationship has been built with the Clown Doctors over
the years and they continue to be our chosen charity for this event.
The format of the golf day includes a light lunch followed by all
teams ‘teeing’ off on the golf course. The Clown Doctors are in
attendance to provide comic relief around the course.
At the conclusion of the golf tournament, the teams assemble
for a debriefing over dinner and the presentation of awards.
The proceeds from the Golf Day are donated to the Clown Doctors
on behalf of all the attendees. This event aims to raise around
$25K per year.
2. Employee Driven Fundraising – authorised activities 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.
The Turosi Workplace Giving Program aims to encourage all
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.
within the Company. The board is made up of four (4) members
with the appropriate qualifications and who meet the criteria of
a ‘responsible person’ as defined by the Australian Charities and
Not-For-Profits Commission (ACNC).
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.
parts of the Company who are passionate about giving back.
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
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
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
LATEST NEWS & SPECIAL EVENTS
A desire to extend our reach overseas saw an expansion of
our charity work into Cambodia.
OPERATION COMMUNITY GIVEAWAY
It’s not every day you get to give away $100k to charity.
Our annual charity golf day has become a permanent
fixture on the Turosi Giving fundraising calendar.
TUROSI GALA BALL
The fifth gala ball for Turosi Giving, formerly known as the
Turi Trust; an achievement we are incredibly proud of.
MAKE A DONATION
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fortunate by donating to Turosi Giving.