Wholehearted gift for violence prevention
Bendigo’s Centre for Non-Violence is receiving a $4000 boost for its Solving the Jigsaw violence prevention initiative thanks to a State Trustees workplace giving program.
Solving the Jigsaw is a multi-award winning early intervention and violence prevention program that works to reduce the incidence and impact of violence and bullying in children’s lives.
State Trustees Chief Executive Officer Craig Dent said, while employees supported many causes throughout the year, the Wholehearted Giving Program provided an opportunity to provide larger donations for a specific project or service.
“State Trustees assists many vulnerable, disadvantaged and marginalised Victorians every year through our financial administration, trustee and deceased estate services including many families and children who face violence in their lives,” Mr Dent said.
“Organisations like the Centre for Non-Violence provide important support and prevention services. Through fortnightly payroll contributions employees are able to combine their work place giving efforts to provide a direct impact on education and early intervention through the centre.”
About the Centre for Non-Violence
The Centre for Non-Violence provides family violence and homeless support and prevention services across the Loddon Campaspe region with a core focus on women and children’s rights, safety and empowerment.
The Solving the Jigsaw Program is an early intervention program including classroom programs and professional development to reduce the incidence and impact of violence and bullying in children’s lives through facilitating social change led by school communities.
About State Trustees Wholehearted Giving Program
The State Trustees Wholehearted Giving program is funded through fortnightly payroll deductions. More than 75 per cent of employees contribute to the work place giving program.
The State Trustees Wholehearted Giving Program has previously supported Bendigo Animal Welfare and Community Services from 2012 to 2014. New organisations are selected every two years with $12,000 being provided across Bendigo, Dandenong and Footscray areas for 2014 to 2016.
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