Hear and Say has achieved great heights thanks to incredible organisations like Sci-Fleet Motors, with this wonderful partnership starting in 2005, they’ve been, and continue to be, a big part of our journey.
“When we first received donated equipment from Lexus Owners Gift [a subsidiary of Sci-Fleet Motors] all those years ago it really helped us. At the time our Brisbane Centre was based at Auchenflower, operating out of a converted church building – anything to help us make the space better for the children and families was so greatly appreciated,” said Emma Rushbrooke, Director of Clinical Governance, Research and Training at Hear and Say.
Since then, we have moved to a bigger space and supported more families. Sci-Fleet Motors have been by our side, helping us grow and improve our services, as well as continually finding innovative ways to get their staff involved.
“We started our Workplace Giving program in 2019 to give staff an opportunity to donate to our core charities, one of which is Hear and Say,” said Allison Scifleet, Guest Experience Manager.
“The donation is tax deductible and Sci-Fleet Motors matches it dollar for dollar. It is so rewarding to see the program grow each month. Every little bit counts! The program gives our staff a sense of pride in the company and for the work they do at Sci-Fleet.
We understand the importance of corporate social responsibility as it empowers employees to leverage corporate resources at their disposal to do good. Corporate programs can boost employee morale and lead to greater productivity in the workplace,” said Allison
Workplace giving is a great way to give back and looking ahead Hear and Say hopes more organisations can get involved in this way.
“As a charity, Hear and Say relies on generous donations to provide support and services to teach children to hear, listen and speak. We see workplace giving as a win-win-win for employees, workplaces and of course for children with hearing loss,” said Emma.
Allison was reminded of why all their efforts are worth it when she saw a child hear for the first time.
“The most endearing and life-changing event for me personally was to watch a cochlear implant switch on at Hear and Say,” said Allison.
“To witness a child hear their parents’ voices for the first time is an experience I will never forget. We are immensely proud of the work Hear and Say continues to do for babies born with hearing loss.”