Are you interested in helping Bowel Cancer Australia but are too busy at work to join us at fundraising events? Wondering what else you can realistically do? Believe it or not, the Tax Office is helping your workplace charity dollar to go even further.
One of the most practical and convenient ways to help us financially is to sign up through your employer for regular workplace giving (also known as payroll giving).
This Australian Tax Office (ATO) endorsed scheme involves an automatic deduction from your pay - whether it’s weekly, fortnightly or monthly – that is re-directed to Bowel Cancer Australia.
These donations help us provide our community advocacy, awareness, education and research activities as well as patient support services.
One of the benefits of workplace giving is that the money is deducted before tax, which means your donation actually goes much further. And because it’s taken out of your pay, there are no hassles filling in donation forms or filing receipts.
Your donation is simply listed on your payslip and on your group certificate at the end of the financial year.
Many employers are happy to help set up a workplace giving scheme to demonstrate their support for their employees and the community. Your action might also help motivate others to consider donating as well!
If bowel cancer has touched your life in some way or you simply want to help us in the battle against bowel cancer, talk to your employer about the opportunity to support Bowel Cancer Australia through workplace giving.