Toowoomba charity awarded $30,000 to help local kids.
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 cbastaffgiving100.com.au.