Data#3 has a long history of engaging with and supporting charitable organisations and projects within the community. Data#3’s Core Values and People Values Statement drive the business to support not only those within our organisation but those who need assistance in the wider community.
As we grow and increase our profits, we believe our obligation is to support the community to grow with us. Community is considered a stakeholder along with our people, customers, partners and shareholders. Our mission for our community is to work to support the communities we operate in and make a meaningful difference.
Our Community program (named ‘SOUL’) aims to raise our profile as a socially conscientious organisation who is putting real effort into enriching the national and international communities and providing our people with the power and opportunity to give something back on a personal level.
Each year, Data#3 will select a national charity to partner with. For 2015, Data#3 has partnered with Starlight Children’s Foundation as their national charity partner. Starlight brightens the lives of seriously ill children and their families by replacing pain, fear and stress with fun, joy and laughter. Operating without government support, Starlight relies solely on donations from the community to do their work. To date, Data#3 has raised $25,000 for Starlight as a result of their charity golf day.
Over the years, Data#3 has engaged in a number of charity initiatives. Please see below:
For nearly 20 years, Data#3 has worked with World Vision to provide assistance to children living in poverty around the world. The program allows employees to combine individual payroll donations in order to provide sponsorship for over 20 children. Data#3 has been able to steadily grow the number of sponsored children from many different regions including Ecuador, Swaziland, Senegal, Bangladesh, Burundi, Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka, Jerusalem, Ethiopia and Thailand, and sponsorships are still ongoing.
For six years, Data#3 engaged in an annual charity giving program: the 12 Days of Christmas. The 12 Days of Christmas supported 12 different national and international charities over the first twelve working days of December. Data#3 provided support to each charity by making a donation as well as encouraging local employees to engage in additional volunteering or fundraising events.
Data#3 has also worked with multiple other charities each year on an ad-hoc basis and has raised hundreds of thousands through corporate donations and employee fundraising. Key events in recent years have included: