By working with REED, you are supporting your global community
Eighteen percent of REED's global profits go to humanitarian and famine relief projects in Africa. We also support initiatives to fight poverty throughout the world including supporting local organisations in Australia.
Examples of our support include:
The Benevolent Society's Christmas Appeal
As part of The Benevolent Society's Christmas appeal for 2012, REED employees in the Sydney office contributed a total of $500 and a number of gifts for less fortunate children and families for Christmas. This was raised through donations and various activities with the highlight being a mini-golf competition in the office which representatives from The Benevolent Society also attended and gave a presentation on how our donation helped many families in need. We were privileged to be able to assist.
"Australia's Biggest Morning Tea" - The Cancer Council
As part of the "Australia's Biggest Morning Tea" campaign for the Cancer Council, REED employees supplied cakes, cookies and other goodies on Thursday the 23rd of May 2013. This was organised by Rima Simonovska who raised over $433 for this excellent cause. Australia's Biggest Morning Tea is an opportunity for friends, family or workmates to come together, share a cuppa and some delicious food, whilst helping those affected by cancer.
Baphumelele Children's Home, South Africa
On a recent incentive trip to South Africa, 15 of our staff visited the Baphumelele Children's Home in Khayelitsha (Cape Town, South Africa). This is a special home created as a place of safety for abandoned, abused, neglected or orphaned children from newborn up to the age of 18. We spent time visiting and interacting with the children, donated a number of gifts and money and also helped build a number of donated wheelchairs. This was a visit that certainly touched our hearts in many ways.
Welfare to Work, Reed in Partnership
In addition to this, REED's sister company in Australia, Reed In Partnership helps the long term unemployed back to work. Reed in Partnership has seven offices across Victoria and Queensland contracted to the Australian Federal Government to provide welfare-to-work services under the Job Services Australia program. As of May 2013 Reed In Partnership's Australian operation has helped over 8,800 people move from welfare to employment from 1 July 2009 and over 115,000 people globally since the company was founded in 1998 with offices in the UK and Poland.