Data#3 Announces World Vision as the First Charity in its 12 Days of Christmas Program

December 1, 2011; Brisbane, Australia: Australia’s leading Information and Communications Technology Company Data#3 today launched its 12 Days of Christmas program designed to support charities and community groups across Australia.

12 Days of Christmas, is Data#3’s annual charity giving program. Now in its third year, the program runs across the first twelve working days in December. Each day one of the twelve different charitable organisations is announced to the business and will be supported by pledged donations and fundraising activities.

Data#3 Managing Director, John Grant said that the continued success of the program over the past two years has highlighted the importance for Australian businesses to have an ongoing commitment to give back to the wider community, particularly during the Christmas season.

“We will showcase twelve charities that all have a special meaning to the Data#3 team and will be supporting each charity in a number of different ways through the month of December and throughout 2012. The 12 Days of Christmas Program gives us the opportunity to support the communities in which we work and live, and the charities close to our employees’ hearts and minds.

“The charity we have chosen to launch the 12 Days of Christmas program for 2011 is World Vision. Data#3 has been a proud partner of World Vision for the past eight years through staff donations and the Child Sponsorship Program,” concluded Grant.

World Vision Partnerships Manager – QLD, Kathleen Armstrong also commented, “World Vision would like to acknowledge the commitment of Data#3 for their ongoing commitment in sponsoring currently 15 children diversely located throughout the world. Data#3 has demonstrated commitment since 2004 to the work of World Vision in the developing countries. On behalf of each of the developing communities your contributions have impacted, THANK YOU. World Vision is proud to again be part of the Data#3 Christmas Program.”

The Data#3 team has chosen five charities to be support nationally, as well as seven charities to be supported locally across each of the major locations. The twelve 2011 charities are:

  • World Vision (National)
  • The Smith Family (National)
  • P.A.R.T.Y (National)
  • Landcare Australia (National)
  • The Black Dog Institute (National)
  • Day of Difference (Brisbane)
  • Sydney Homeless Connect (Sydney)
  • State Schools Relief (Melbourne)
  • Foodbank SA (Adelaide)
  • Foodbank WA (Perth)
  • Animal Welfare League (Darra)
  • Riding for the Disabled (Rockhampton)

Examples of how Data#3 will help support the chosen charities through the 12 Days of Christmas program include:

  • Packing hampers for Foodbank SA
  • A Christmas drive to fill a ‘Santa sack’ of food and presents for Sydney Homeless Connect
  • Purchasing toys for the Mater Brisbane Hospital to give to critically injured children through Day of Difference
  • Making a number of purchases from the World Vision Smiles catalogue which go to supporting indigenous and international communities

12 Days of Christmas is part of Data#3’s Social Responsibility Program designed to support local communities with environmentally responsible practices, sporting sponsorships, volunteering and corporate donations to Australian and overseas charities.

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