People’s Choice has been recognised for its long-standing contribution to the community – being presented with the 2012 Premier’s Award for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
The Award was for the People’s Choice Community Lottery which has directed some $8 million to more than 1400 community groups in South Australia and the Northern Territory.
The Award was presented by the Premier of South Australia, the Hon Jay Weatherill MP at the South Australian Volunteers Day celebration at the Adelaide Festival Centre on Monday, 11 June 2012.
People’s Choice Managing Director, Peter Evers said he accepted the Award with great pleasure.
“There are many people who work very hard to make the Community Lottery happen every year, and this is very much their Award,” Mr Evers said.
“I think we’re all justifiably proud to be part of an effort which really helps so many people and the organisations they are involved with – charities, community groups, sporting clubs and schools.
“For many of them the Community Lottery is a financial lifeline, often it’s their only source of fundraising, and it keeps their organisation afloat for the entire year.”
Because there are no costs involved and organisations get to keep every cent they raise, the Community Lottery is a perfect option, especially for those groups which have very limited fundraising ability.
The 2012 Community Lottery, which is now underway, with close to $2 million of vital funds given back to more than 800 community groups.
The Community Lottery is the largest CSR initiative undertaken by People’s Choice which has a firm philosophy of contributing to the economic and social well-being of its members and the wider community.
“It’s fantastic to be recognised by the Premier for an initiative we truly value,” Mr Evers said.
People’s Choice celebrates its first anniversary next month, following the merger of Australian Central and Savings & Loans credit unions.
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