The gift of giving makes the world go around

Thursday 22 December 2016

ActewAGL staff were delighted to hand over funds and gifts to charity this morning, in another gesture of goodwill by the Canberra community to help others during the holiday season.

This year we had a Salvation Army Giving Tree at our three ActewAGL sites across Canberra, piled high with more than 300 kids presents and boxes of non-perishable food.

In a typical year, The Salvation Army will help around 300,000 people across Australia by providing food vouchers, donating toys and serving 8,000 Christmas meals.

The Salvation Army’s National Secretary Lieutenant Colonel Samuel Pho paid a visit to ActewAGL this morning to thank staff for their gifts and collect them all in time for Christmas.

“The Salvation Army is really blessed that the staff of ActewAGL have done so much to support the Christmas Appeal and help us to make other people happy.

“Giving should be part of our lives because from the time we are born we receive. It’s nice to give back so that the world can continue to go around,” said Lt. Colonel Pho.

ActewAGL Director Marketing and Corporate Affairs Paul Walshe also thanked staff from the Energy Networks business who raised more than $600 for the Newborn Intensive Care Foundation (NICF).

“Staff across ActewAGL are always volunteering for and supporting our community engagement activities and the ActewAGL management are very proud that there’s such a strong culture of helping each other and giving back,” said Paul.

Photo caption: Delighted ActewAGL staff hand over presents to help The Salvation Army make others happy this Christmas.

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