At Aspect, corporate social responsibility is a huge part of our business. From our weekly soup kitchen volunteering at St Mary’s House of Welcome to our quarterly bar charity, where we donated all the proceeds from the A-Bar to a small, local organisation where the funds can really make a difference, we try and give back to the community whenever we can. But our annual holiday drive is a bit different.
Each year, as Christmas draws nears, we invite our clients and suppliers to join us in giving back to those less fortunate to show what the true Aspect spirit is about. In previous years, we’ve collected professional clothing for women in need through “Fitted for Work” and donated reading glasses to “Recycle for Sight.”
This November, we set a goal for our 2016 initiative – collecting 500 food items for Foodbank Victoria, a not-for-profit food relief organisation, delivering nutritious, healthy food to individuals and families in need.
Throughout Melbourne, our fantastic clients and suppliers really threw themselves into the task, going above and beyond our expectations. Thanks to their generosity, Aspect was able to donate 1,241 food items!
Because of this year’s holiday drive, over 700 kg of food – which equates to 1,400 meal parcels – will be distributed to the hungry throughout Victoria, just in time for Christmas.
A huge thank you to those companies who got on board with the food drive:
Big change starts with a small difference, and we’re honoured to do our part. But most of all, we’re proud of the Aspect community for joining our mission and championing this important cause with us. The Christmas spirit is truly alive.