Community care program gives back

COMMUNITY CARE: Millicent Mill employee Amy Marshall (left), mill manager Adam Carpenter (centre) and human resources consultant Jo Hughes (right) presented the donation to Marg Chapple and Tony Glowacki from the Wattle Range Suicide Prevention Network. Picture: Supplied

Local charities have recently benefitted from a fundraising boost thanks to Kimberly-Clark Australia’s (KCA) Community Care Program.

Employees from the Millicent Mill have donated more than $5000 to three local charities in their latest fundraising effort.

The Community Care Program is independent from KCA’s formal donation scheme and the money has been fundraised by mill employees in a variety of ways, including recycling bottles and cans, or circulating donation tins.

The program has donated over $20,000 to local charities in the past decade, with beneficiaries including Royal Flying Doctors Service, Millicent Cancer Support Group, Wattle Range Suicide Prevention Network, Four Reasons Why, Limestone Coast Domestic Violence Services and South East Animal Welfare League.

The three most recent recipients are the Wattle Range Suicide Prevention Network, Four Reasons Why and the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

Mill manager Adam Carpenter said Kimberly-Clark Australia and its employees had a long history of supporting local initiatives and charities.

“I’m delighted that we’ve been able to make a donation to three worthwhile causes again this year,” he said.

“The collective efforts of the team at Millicent Mill to fundraise for the Community Care Program exemplifies the company’s commitment to making a meaningful difference to the wider community around us.

“We’re looking forward to delivering further support and donations to local causes in the years to come.”