At Revium, giving back to our community is engrained in our culture. We are grateful to be in a position that allows us to donate a portion of our profits to charity each year.
For the 2018/19 financial year, we chose to donate to a number of Victorian and nation-wide charities that provide invaluable support to those struggling with illness, poverty, abuse and inequality.
The Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria (DVRCV) provides vital, specialist support for women and children experiencing domestic violence. They have sites all over the state for women seeking crisis support and refuge as well as community-based support groups for women to come together. The DVRCV also work to raise awareness of violence against women, providing training programs across the state and distributing resources to educate the public.
Cancer Council is Australia’s leading cancer charity, working towards a cancer-free future. A large portion of funds are allocated to conducting research to find better ways to detect cancer in its early stages and further our understanding of the disease. Cancer Council also focuses on cancer prevention and educating the public, as well as providing support services to Australians affected by cancer.
Very Special Kids is a children’s charity based in Victoria. They run the state’s only children’s hospice for those with life-threatening conditions, with 24-hour specialist care. Very Special Kids provides free-of-charge support to those who need it most, including counselling, advocacy, sibling support, bereavement support, networking and peer activities.
Eastern Health Foundation is another organisation based in Victoria. They provide public health services for Victorians and run 8 hospitals and centres across the state, including Box Hill Hospital and Yarra Valley Health. The donations they receive go towards purchasing life-saving medial equipment, conducting research as well as innovative wellbeing programs.
For the last 65 years, Oxfam has been tackling poverty all over the world. In the 21st century, millions of people continue to experience poverty due to unequal income, lack of economic opportunities and access to basic services as well as the unequal impact of climate change. This year, Revium donated to the Indonesia Tsunami Emergency Appeal through Oxfam.
Another charity doing incredible work for Australian children and young people is The Smith Family. They provide learning programs for the more than 1.2 million young Australians living in poverty. Some of these include Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander programs, work experience, literacy programs, mentoring and art programs.
We are pleased to support these charities and hope they are able to continue doing incredible work for many years to come.