An important part of our vision and culture is giving back to our own local community. There are many ways of doing this – contributing to the business economy is one, but we also take a more direct approach.
Accru Harris Orchard encourages all staff to set time aside for charity work. Contributing to our community not only helps people less fortunate, but also has a very positive impact on our own people. We seek a culture of giving, and people who enjoy giving – doing something meaningful gives our own lives meaning. We want our firm to be full of people who enjoy doing things for others – so by giving we too receive.
To get the most from our collective efforts, we nominate community causes that we want to get behind. Currently, these are:
Red Cross Red25 programme
Our staff regularly donate blood as part of this important workplace initiative. It doesn’t stop there. Many of our people also make significant contributions to their communities as members of committees, associations, school councils, foundations and even boards. We actively encourage our people to contribute to community activities that are important to them, and we give them the time to do this.
KickStart for Kids breakfast programme
All staff donate time by going to one of the 350 schools taking part in the programme, where they help to organise breakfast for underprivileged kids.
Hutt St Centre
We organise donations of food, toiletries, clothing and blankets to help the homeless in South Australia. We also take part in the annual ‘Walk a Mile in My Boots’ to raise extra funds.