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Workplace Giving to OzHarvest

How does workplace giving help OzHarvest?

Workplace giving to OzHarvest allow employees the opportunity to make a significant impact on the work of OzHarvest by donating money on a regular basis through their payroll system.

A workplace giving program allows you to make a difference to the work OzHarvest does every pay cycle. Your donation will be used to provide meals to people at risk and disadvantaged in our community and allows us to plan for certainty. This certainty translates into certainty for the charities we support. They are able to redirect more of their limited funds away from food budgets to programs that educate, rehabilitate and help their clients.

Many companies also have a matching giving program, through which they will match staff donations, which gives OzHarvest and our food recipients further benefit.

Benefits to Employee

The donation amount to OzHarvest is deducted from your pre-tax salary for each pay period therefore most people get an immediate tax benefit each time they donate.

Rather than a large one off donation, donations are spread over the course of the year in a tax efficient way. You do not need to keep receipts or wait for the end of the financial year to claim a tax benefit for these donations.

For information on how workplace giving, including how it can benefit your tax rate, please see here www.ato.gov.au/businesses/content.asp?doc=/content/36715.htm

Benefits to Employer

Workplace giving is low cost, simple procedure which allows your staff a higher level of engagement in causes they support. It gives your staff the opportunity to make a difference in a tangible way - with the added bonus of a tax benefit.

Companies with a workplace giving program demonstrate to their employees and the public that they are committed to supporting their local community.

How to participate in Workplace Giving for OzHarvest

- Find out if your employer has a workplace giving program in place. If so, let your work know you would like to donate to OzHarvest through the workplace giving program by way of payroll deduction.

- Your company will collate and send all employee donations to OzHarvest on a regular basis, plus any matching donations, as a lump sum. This simple, single transaction saves OzHarvest administrative costs and allows us to direct more funding to feeding those in need.

- If you are a company, for more information on how to set up a program see www.ato.gov.au/businesses/content.asp?doc=/content/34483.htm

Please feel free to get in touch with us to discuss starting an OzHarvest Workplace Giving scheme on 02 9516 3877 or info@ozharvest.org