Every Christmas, Aspect puts out a call to our clients, candidates and suppliers to contribute goods to a local organisation where we can make an impact on the lives of others.
Our 2018 recipient - Starlight Children’s Foundation obviously pulled a few heart-strings, with the total number of items donated from clients, candidates, suppliers and staff reaching 3,337 – our target was 800! The foundation is now able to provide arts and crafts activities for an additional 800 sick kids and their families; making a huge difference to the kids when they need it most.
We were truly amazed at the number and types of donations, who knew how excited us grown-ups would be, shopping for glitter and pom poms! But, it’s also a true demonstration of how our community can rally together and help action Starlight’s mission “to brighten up the lives of seriously ill children and their families” by replacing pain, fear and stress with fun, joy and laughter.
The art and craft items will be distributed by Starlight via Captain Starlight and the Starlight Express Rooms. These initiatives were developed to complement the Australian healthcare system in partnership with leading Australian health professionals. There is now a Starlight Express Room in every children’s hospital in the country and over 160 Captain Starlights nationwide. In 2018, Starlight delivered over 560,000 positive Starlight experiences to seriously ill children, young people and their families.
Relying solely on the community to deliver its hospital services, as soon as the donations hit Starlight head office, the items started to be shipped across the country!
Starlight National Partnerships Manager, Matt Geraghty took the time to pen a few words of gratitude…“We’re so thankful for Aspect Personnel's support helping make a positive difference to the lives of sick kids and their families in Victoria and all-around Australia”.
Our personal thank you for all the companies and individuals that donated time and effort including:
CSR and developing partnerships top the list of values at Aspect, and we are just so proud of the engagement and support for this year's charity drive from our clients, suppliers and candidate communities.