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ACN & Foodbank Pay Your Bill, Feed the Need Program
There are approximately 1 million children in Australia who sometimes don’t know where their next meal is coming from and, one in seven children go to school each day without having breakfast, missing out on the most important meal of the day¹.
ACN has joined forces with Foodbank and together we have a mission to achieve an Australia without hunger, starting with children and their families.
By becoming an ACN customer and paying your bill each month, you are not only getting great services, you are also helping to feed an Aussie family in need.
So, every time someone becomes an ACN Telecommunications* customer and then every time someone pays their monthly ACN bill for those services, a meal goes to someone who desperately needs it. It’s really that simple.
And remember, these telecommunication services are services you are already using. Only now, you are helping feed families and children in need at the same time. It doesn’t get any simpler or more powerful than that.
¹ Australian Bureau of Statistics, CensusAtSchool Australia (2013) .
Childhood illness can have a devastating effect on families. On top of the fear and uncertainty come the practicalities of managing the family when a child is away in hospital, often for extended periods of time. In a country as big as Australia, specialist care may be a long way from home and many families simply can't afford to stay in hotels while their children receive treatment. Even then, the child's illness often affects much more than their health - it can stop them going to school.
Ronald McDonald House Charities®, provides help and support through a wide range of programs that stretch across the continuum of care - not only accommodation, but also in-hospital support, education programs, health initiatives and financial grants. They are committed to helping seriously ill children and their families across Australia.
In 2008, ACN began working with the Ronald McDonald House Charities® and raises funds for this organisation at various ACN International Events. "We thought we could do the most good by really focusing on a charity that embraced our core value of helping families with children. That led us to Ronald McDonald House Charities," ACN Chairman and Co-Founder, Robert Stevanovski.
Visit www.rmhc.org.au for more information.
United Way connects local volunteers with grassroots community organisations in Australia. They focus on making a real difference in three main areas - Education, Health and Income.
In 2012, ACN Pacific staff members started to volunteer their time to personally help those less fortunate. Staff members have supported local communities through cooking and providing meals, completing craft, playing with children, renovating backyards and homes and so much more.
Yalari's Mission is to educate and empower Indigenous children from regional, rural and remote communities to bring about generational change.
In 2005, ACN began working with Yalari by providing their head office with its essential telecommunication services.
When ACN first partnered with Yalari to help it achieve its goals there were just 5 children in the school, today Yalari helps more than 180 children.