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A Year of Giving

With the season of goodwill in full flow, it is nice to reflect on how the business and its generous employees have given back to the community throughout 2018. 

Tomago’s employees hit the magic million mark with the Out-Of-Pay donation scheme late last year and that tally keeps on rising.

This employee-led scheme began in 1986 with employees agreeing to have a few dollars a year deducted from their salaries and donated to charities.

Fast-forward a few decades and that figure has grown to an average of $33,000 per year split between two and four charities, chosen by TAC employees.

“This is a great display of our employees digging deep, sacrificing money from their own pockets to help out people in need,” Communications Advisor Katie Burns said. The level of support is boosted by the company, which matches the amount donated by the employees.

The Out of Pay Donation Scheme has seen charities such as The Mark Hughes Foundation and Variety, The Children’s Charity, Charlie’s Run 4 Kids, OzHarvest, The Hunter Melanoma Foundation and Our Backyard benefit from Tomago employee donations.

2018 also saw its employees raising money for local farmers doing it tough in the drought and along with Tomago’s help donated $50,000 to the Buy a Bale campaign in September.

In addition, Tomago also supported a number of local charity and community events throughout 2018 including:

Awaba Public School
Bay Board Riders Association
Camp Quality
Charlie’s Run 4 Kids
Chris O’Brien Lifehouse Charity
Fiona Thurlow Cambodian School Build
Great Lakes Womens Shelter
Hexham Bowls Club
Hunter Manufacturing Awards
Hunter Melanoma Foundation
Hunter Region Botanic Gardens
Immune Deficiency Foundation Trust
Make a Wish Australia
Mattara Festival
Medowie Rugby Club Under 9’s
Movember
Newcastle Rotary Club
Newcastle Show
NSW Hockey Masters Team
Our Backyard
Oxfam
Oz Harvest
Port Stephens Academic Scholarship Program
Port Stephens International Women’s Day Breakfast
Raymond Terrace Rural Fire Brigade
Rural Aid/Buy a Bale
Solider On
St Johns Ambulance
Surf Life Saving
The Aeron Dalley Cause
The Hunter Defence Support Network Trust
Tomago House
Variety Postie Dash
White Ribbon

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