Here at Lotus People, we pride ourselves on giving back to our community and we work with a number of influential charities. We are extremely proud of our philanthropic contribution and are delighted we have been in a position to support a range of different charities in a few ways.
Firstly, we have been able to donate our time. As a team, we have spent days out of the office volunteering at Oz Harvest and The Guide Dogs NSW to name a few, along with attending the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation Annual Gala for the last two years. We have found this to be a fantastic way for the team to work together outside of the usual work setting, and to allow us to really connect with the importance of giving back.
Secondly, when we meet target, Lotus makes a quarterly financial contribution to a charity of our consultants’ choosing. So far, our team have chosen charities that mean something personally to them including the Australian Cancer Research Foundation, the Cat Protection Society and Stepping Stone House. This Easter, we also chose to donate to the wonderful Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation instead of delivering Easter goodies to our clients and candidates.
Given the importance that we place on our work with charities, we have decided to focus our giving to one charity in particular, Oz Harvest. When we spent the day on site with Oz Harvest, we were blown away by how well they are run, how passionate their volunteers are and by how many people they reach with the work that they do. Originally set up to minimise food wastage and distribute it to those in need, the organisation has grown and expanded and does some really fantastic work with nutrition and food wastage around Australia. Since deciding to partner with Oz Harvest, the Lotus team have been down on site to partake in cooking leftover food from Woolworths that was then delivered around inner Sydney, we have hosted our own bake sale in support of the organisation and more recently, our senior consultant, Sara Cornwall, delivered a resume writing workshop to a group of young adults who are participating in OzHarvest’s nourish program – a pathway to employment for vulnerable youth.
We are extremely proud of this partnership and I encourage everyone to read more on the wonderful work that they do here.