Expedia partners with Barnardos

On August 26, 2011 at 01:00 PM

Online travel company, Expedia.com.au, announced today it has entered into an exclusive charity partnership with Barnardos Australia.

The relationship positions Barnados as Expedia’s sole charity partner and forms an integral part of Expedia’s community engagement activities.

Nicholas Chu, Managing Director, Expedia Australia and New Zealand, said: “We are thrilled to be working with Barnardos as we greatly admire its efforts with children, young people, families and community.”

“We are particularly excited by the opportunities for our employees to be actively involved through the staff volunteering program.  It will give the opportunity for Expedia employees to provide support to Barnardos in a tangible way, and see and feel the difference they are making to the lives of Australian children and young people,” he said.

Expedia’s commitment to Barnardos includes several components:

  • Employee volunteering opportunities: school holiday outings, movie trips, pamper days and sports event hosting
  • Professional volunteering and mentoring: assistance to the Barnardos digital team, social media support and mentoring of school children to assist with transitioning to the workforce
  • Workplace giving: payroll giving (direct tax deductible donations from pre-tax salaries) and branded fund-raising

About Barnardos Australia

Barnardos Australia is a non-government, non-denominational child welfare charity that has been helping children in need for over 120 years. Barnardos is one of the largest children’s charities in Australia, caring for children at risk of abuse and neglect. The work of Barnardos Australia focuses on the prevention of abuse, neglect and entry into care. Children of all backgrounds and cultural heritage are helped through a range of welfare programs including crisis care, family support, counselling and permanent foster care. Our vision is that all children and young people will have caring families, in which they can grow up safely and reach their full potential supported by quality services and engaged communities. For more

information visit: www.barnardos.org.au.

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