Article from 2020/2021 Impact of Giving Annual Report
K and S Corporation, a Victorian based freight company, have been corporate supporters of the RCH Foundation since 2018. Since then, they have raised over $60,000 via their annual charity golf day, known as The Michael Griffiths Memorial Cup.
In April 2021, 29 teams participated in the event and as a result, they had their biggest year yet with K and S Corporation and their generous supporters raising $30,642.60 for the RCH. This money will help to change the lives of sick children and young people.
Managing Director of K and S Corporation, Paul Sarant said that being able to support the RCH through their annual golf day helps to bring their team, as well as their suppliers and customers, together in a meaningful and impactful way.
“Our company has always valued the relationships we form and maintain with our people and our communities. We believe in taking care of each other and it can be seen in our company culture with individuals, groups and branches giving back in their own way regularly,” said Paul.
“The main reason we have chosen to support the RCH is because many of us in the company have kids and at one point or another, we have all experienced the crucial support our sick children have needed. The RCH have provided impeccable services not only to our employees’ children but many others throughout the state. It pleases us to be able to support the RCH Foundation in any way possible,” he added.
Using a hybrid fundraising approach, K and S Corporation have been able to successfully engage their community to take part in the fundraising event year on year.
“Suppliers have a few different options to get involved. They can purchase a team package, or buy a sponsorship package, which allows them to add their company signage to one of the holes on the course. Suppliers also have the opportunity to be the sponsor of the breakfast or lunch on the day and even donate items to the raffle,” said Paul.
“Each and every person involved leaves the event feeling fulfilled, knowing that the money they are giving goes back to such a worthy place,” he added.
Thanks to K and S Corporation, the RCH Foundation is able to continue making a difference to the lives of sick children and say yes to cutting edge projects that need support at the hospital.