Workers from EnergyAustralia’s Yallourn power station recently gave the easter bunny a helping hand by packing 400 gift packs for Quantum Support Services.
EnergyAustralia’s Head of Yallourn, Julian Turecek, said the packs are bound for Quantum clients staying in its Women’s and Children’s Refuge, emergency and youth crisis accommodation, as well as children in foster and kinship care programs.
“All of us at Yallourn hope that the packs, with contents donated by our people and others in the community, will put a smile on the face of some Gippsland residents who’ve been struggling,” Julian said.
He added that EnergyAustralia’s help isn’t just for special occasions like easter.
“At Yallourn, we’ve gifted Quantum a $9,000 grant for the development of a ball games court for the Women’s and Children’s Refuge – something we hope will provide a long-lasting benefit for families escaping domestic violence.”
The contribution was provided as part of Yallourn’s community grants program. Each year, Yallourn provides more than $140,000 in community grants and sponsorships, that support local schools and community organisations.
“Yallourn has been part of the Latrobe Valley for one hundred years. We love having the opportunity to make a positive contribution with these programs and intend to run them well into the future. Quantum is just one of the local organisations we’re pleased to support,” Julian said.
Through its workplace giving program, EnergyAustralia is a proud supporter of Interchange Gippsland – an organisation that provides vital assistance to young people with a disability. The donations help Interchange provide activity days and camps which develop life skills, self-esteem and confidence, as well as respite for families.