Data#3 launches its 12 Days of Christmas program

Supporting 12 charities and community groups across Australia

BRISBANE, Australia—11 December 2009—Data#3 Limited [ASX: DTL], a national technology company today announced its 12 Days of Christmas program designed to support charities and community groups across Australia.

Data#3 Managing Director John Grant said “The Global Financial Crisis has not only had a significant impact on business. Charity and community groups have seen a corresponding drop in financial support as well.”

“It is important not to lose sight of the fact that as a business operating across Australia, we have a responsibility to ensure that we support the communities we work and live in. The 12 Days of Christmas – part of our broader Social Responsibility program – is one way we can offer that support.”

Examples of how Data#3 is supporting the charities through the 12 Days of Christmas program include:

  • Donating 40c from every Christmas card sent by the company this year to support the National Heart Foundation in their quest to reduce the impact of cardiovascular disease in Australia;
  • Donating five Netbook computers to the Starlight Children’s Foundation to brighten the lives of seriously ill and hospitalised children;
  • Donating $1000 to the McIntyre Centre in Queensland to help them recover from devastating floods earlier this year, and continue to provide riding lessons for people with a disability. A team of volunteers from Data#3 will also take part in a working bee in February 2010 to help improve infrastructure at the centre.

Including the examples above, through the 12 Days of Christmas Program Data#3 is supporting five charities nationally, plus seven local groups selected by Data#3 team members in each of our major locations. They are:

  • World Vision
  • The Smith Family
  • Starlight Children’s Foundation
  • Lions Club Australia
  • National Heart Foundation
  • The McIntyre Centre (Toowong, QLD)
  • Red Cross Blood Bank (Adelaide)
  • Animal Welfare League (Darra, QLD)
  • Royal Children’s Hospital (Melbourne)
  • Cat Haven (Perth)
  • The Salvation Army (Rockhampton, QLD)
  • Redkite (Sydney)

The 12 Days of Christmas program is part of Data#3’s Social Responsibility Program (DSR). Started in 2008, DSR includes activities aimed at reducing the company’s impact on the environment, supporting local community groups, and creating opportunities for students to gain experience in and exposure to the IT industry.

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