FIJI Water Foundation’s employee giving program provides over $200,000 to local charities

FIJI Water Foundation’s employee giving program provides over $200,000 to local charities

By Dhanjay Deo
Tuesday 16/11/2021
Manager of the FIJI Water Foundation Marie Smith.

The FIJI Water Foundation’s annual employee giving program has provided $245,000 to 54 local charities throughout Fiji this year with 100% employee participation.

743 employees from FIJI Water, Williams & Goslings, Transam, and Neptune participated in the program this year, the highest participation rate for the FIJI Water Foundation since the program started.

The Manager of the FIJI Water Foundation, Marie Smith says this initiative, called the Wonderful Giving program, has been particularly impactful on local charities who have suffered from reduced funding, lack of resources and hard times over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic.

She says a key organisation that was able to leverage the support of the program this year was Cure Kids Fiji.

Smith says employees chose to donate over $20,000 to fund vital services for children at risk of Rheumatic Heart Disease. Other organisations that they chose to donate large amounts of funds include Dilkusha Home and the Fiji Cancer Society.

Fiji Cancer Society Events Coordinator Anthea Sami says their organisation has been finding it hard financially and this donation surely will help in reviving the work that they do at the Fiji Cancer Society.

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