eftpos actively gives back to the Australian community. We support a number of charities, participate in charity events and sponsor community organisations and activities.
Cancer Council Australia Shade for Secondary Schools Program
The eftpos-funded Cancer Council Australia Shade for Secondary Schools Program is rolling out shade structures to 63 high schools across the country. This initiative is funded by a $1.25 million donation from eftpos.
The Shade for Secondary Schools program aims to help fight skin cancer. Two in three Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer in their lifetime and adolescence is traditionally a period when Australians put themselves at risk.
2013 eftpos Giveback campaign video
In late 2014, eftpos and Diabetes Australia joined forces to launch a new digital platform and mobile app to assist more than 3.5 million Australians with diabetes or pre-diabetes.
The technology places vital health information directly in the hands of the people who need it – in 2014 diabetes was growing at a rate of 280 new cases every day.
In 2015, eftpos and Diabetes Australia launched a Diabetes Awareness campaign, including a co-branded television advertising campaign.
These initiatives were funded with a $1 million donation from eftpos.
2013 eftpos Giveback campaign video
Vision Australia’s world-class puppy training centre
Vision Australia launched its new purpose-built, state of the art Kennel and Puppy Centre in Kensington, Melbourne, in March 2014, partly funded by a $1 million donation from eftpos.
The facility enables Vision Australia to breed and train a significantly greater number of Seeing Eye Dogs. These dogs will go on to change the life of someone who is blind or has low vision.
The facility is the first of its kind in Australasia and features a rehabilitation therapy pool, grooming area, whelping rooms, free-run area and an indoor and outdoor puppy playroom.
Visitors are welcome at the centre and a viewing platform allows them access into the kennel area. From soothing music to automated doors and water bowls, guests will get to see how the dogs are looked after before they graduate to become a qualified Seeing Eye Dog.
eftpos ARA Australian Retail Awards
eftpos is the proud sponsor of the eftpos Australian Retail Awards (ARA) – celebrating retail’s best.
Australia’s retail sector is a major contributor to the nation’s economic health. It is a $265 billion industry, creating over 1.2 million employment opportunities.
Each successful retailer benefits an entire supply chain including farmers, manufacturers, suppliers, the local workforce and consumers.
The eftpos ARA Retail Awards provide recognition for retailers in a range of categories including brands, innovators, owner operators, big employers and small to medium enterprises and graduates.
Sponsor of the Manly-Warringah Referees Association
eftpos sponsors the Manly-Warringah Referees Association, supporting grass-roots community sport.
Sydney to The Gong Bike Ride
An eftpos team participates in the Sydney to the Gong Bike Ride to raise money for MS. This is a great event and, since 1980, hundreds of thousands of cyclists have hit the road to Wollongong and raised over $20 million dollars to support people with MS.
In 2013 eftpos donated $40,000 to Camp Quality to help support 10 families who had a newly-diagnosed child with cancer. The donation was made after an eftpos online poll showed very strong support for the charity and the great work they do with families impacted by cancer.
Last year, eftpos donated many dozens of eftpos gift cards to Camp Quality that were left over from our eftpos Online trial. The cards will be used to cheer up kids and families all over the country.
Biggest Morning Tea
eftpos staff bake up a storm for Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea each year, raising money for Cancer Council Australia.
For the past few years, eftpos has entered a team in the Oxfam Trailwalker, raising funds for people living in poverty. Oxfam Trailwalker is one of the most inspiring team challenges in the world. The team journeys through 100km of bush trail within 48 hours.
Walk to Work Day
In 2014, eftpos participated in Walk to Work Day, joining the then Federal Minister for Health Peter Dutton and the then Federal Minister for Communications Malcolm Turnbull to walk across the Harbour Bridge. The event encourages people to improve their health and well-being and raises funds for Diabetes Australia.
In 2012, eftpos ran an online poll that showed very strong voting for charities that supported people with disabilities. One of the charities that eftpos donated to that year was Youngcare that was set up in 2005 to help young people get out of aged care and nursing homes.
In 2012, eftpos ran an online poll that showed very strong voting for charities that supported people with disabilities. One of the charities that eftpos donated to that year was UCan Café – a social enterprise providing employment and professional development for young people with a disability.
In 2012, eftpos ran an online poll that showed very strong voting for charities that supported people with disabilities. One of the charities that eftpos donated to that year was MS Australia, which assists people with Multiple Sclerosis.
In 2011, eftpos donated $1 million to The Salvation Army to support a number of projects throughout Australia including:
- St Kilda Crisis Accommodation Centre in Victoria which delivers services to homeless families and individuals in Melbourne
- Safe from the Start Program in Tasmania, which assists children who have witnessed family or domestic violence
- Towards Independence Bridge Program in South Australia, which offers community-based drug-and-alcohol counselling and support services to people in their home environments
- Graceville in Western Australia, a refuge for women and children who have experienced violence
- Alice Springs Aboriginal Program in the Northern Territory which provides support and opportunities for indigenous people living in the city and surrounding areas
- Intervening Early/Changing Destinies in NSW, QLD and ACT, which identify young people who are at risk, and focus on early intervention.