Toowoomba char­ity awarded $30,000 to help lo­cal kids.

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Af­ter help­ing lo­cal youth and their fam­i­lies, char­ity Yel­low­bridge QLD is get­ting some help of its own. Yel­low­bridge QLD has been awarded $10,000 a year over three years by the Com­mu­nity Grants pro­gram to help it con­tinue its work run­ning pro­grams for vul­ner­a­ble Queens­land youths. Yel­low­bridge QLD has been com­mit­ted to sup­port­ing the Toowoomba lo­cal com­mu­nity by sup­port­ing the men­tal health and well­be­ing of young peo­ple through coun­selling and re­treats.

The tire­less and far reach­ing im­pact of the work un­der­taken by Yel­low­bridge QLD was a key fac­tor in it re­ceiv­ing the grant.

“The Com­mon­wealth Bank is thrilled to be able to sup­port or­gan­i­sa­tions like Yel­low­bridge QLD. The grass­roots work the or­gan­i­sa­tion is do­ing is cru­cial to the well­be­ing of our com­mu­ni­ties.” said Toowoomba Branch Man­ager, Sam Cur­tis.

The grant will help Yel­low­bridge QLD to con­tinue to ex­pand the reach of its com­mu­nity pro­grams and con­tinue to help our lo­cal kids and fam­i­lies.

This year marks the 100th year of the Com­mon­wealth Bank’s em­ployee giv­ing pro­gram. The pro­gram is one of Aus­tralia’s largest and long­est run­ning em­ployee fundrais­ing pro­grams.

Since 1917, thou­sands of staff have do­nated a por­tion of their salary to sup­port the com­mu­nity. In the past decade alone, their con­tri­bu­tions have de­liv­ered $20 mil­lion to some 1,730 or­gan­i­sa­tions as part of our Com­mu­nity Grants pro­gram.

Last year, more than $2 mil­lion was do­nated, $273,217 of which was raised by em­ploy­ees in Queens­land.

This year the fund has an­nounced it will award $9 mil­lion to 220 youth com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tions across Aus­tralia over the course of the next three years.

To see how char­i­ties in your lo­cal area have been sup­ported visit cbastaff­giv­

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