Our people in our communities
In November each year, thousands of Deloitte people around the country make an impact that matters spending the day volunteering with local charities.
Impact Day is a special day on the Deloitte Australia calendar. Held in November each year, thousands of our people around the country down their usual work tools to make a positive contribution in our communities.
On November 17, 2017 almost 4,000 Deloitte people worked in teams at more than 400 charity events across Australia.
Whether our people help to transform The Salvation Army, assist the homeless or people with disabilities; support children in need, work at schools or animal shelters; take part in strategy sessions, they take this day to activate Deloitte’s purpose, which is to make an impact that matters.
Impact Day is also renowned for being a great team-building exercise both within Deloitte teams and across them. Seeing our colleagues in a different and less formal context, while making a positive community contribution, is a wonderful way to build trust and strengthen professional bonds.
Impact Day 2017 brimmed with the spirit of purpose, diversity and inclusion. Almost all events had a diversity and inclusion angle. At ‘Our Big Kitchen’ in Sydney’s Bondi, Rabbi Slaven thanked an army of green dot-T-shirt-backed Impact Day-ers for preparing hundreds of meals for people in need at women’s shelters and hospitals, among other places. He spoke of his personal experience of the warmth and comfort food could bring to people in tough times. And of his wish to help make Sydney become “a gentler town.”
In Brisbane, the Deloitte team made an impact in a corporate fundraising brainstorm with FoodBank Queensland’s CEO Michael Rose to help achieve a 35% increase in food donations for Queenslanders in need.
A team from Canberra won the hearts of all at the Dorothy Sales Cottages (DSC), which provide specialised care for people with severe acquired brain injury.
And across Australia many got on their bikes for Qhubeka which held rides to buy bicycles for children in South Africa.
Preparations are already underway for Impact Day 2018!
Published: December 2017