A MUSWELLBROOK organisation, which supports local youth who have found themselves homeless, collected a $10,000 windfall this week.
In celebration of a 100-year legacy of giving, Commonwealth Bank employees are handing out $10 million to community organisations, with 1000 Centenary Grants being distributed.
Upper Hunter Homeless Support was the beneficiary of the Muswellbrook branch, with its employees having nominated it in recognition of the much-needed services it provides to the community.
Commonwealth Bank donated $10 million to the CommBank Foundation in celebration and recognition of 100 years of employee giving and this donation funded the Centenary Grants.
More than 13,000 current and retired bank employees donate a portion of their income to the program, with Commonwealth Bank contributing up to $2 million each year as well.
The inspiring and far reaching impact of the work undertaken by Upper Hunter Homeless Support was a crucial factor in it receiving the grant.
“We’re thrilled to be able to support organisations like Upper Hunter Homeless Support in the important work they do for our local community,” Commonwealth Bank Muswellbrook branch manager Samantha Jones said.
“It’s especially meaningful that we are able to celebrate 100 years of employee giving, by nominating an organisation to receive a Centenary Grant in our town.”
Right across Australia, Commonwealth Bank employees will be supporting local organisations that benefit youth wellbeing, access to education, and cancer research and awareness.
In total, 1000 community organisations across the country will receive a Centenary Grant from Commonwealth Bank.
To find out more about the 100-year history of Commonwealth Bank’s employee giving program or the work being done by the CommBank Foundation, visit www.commbank.com.au/foundation