The Mergers & Acquisition team of professional services firm PwC Australia put aside their spreadsheets to volunteer at Achieve Australia’s Packaging and Assembly Solutions business in Marrickville late last year.
This commercial enterprise employs 40 supported workers who assemble promotional items and package products for clients in consumer goods, food and beverage, health and beauty, printing and marketing businesses.
PwC team members refreshed the working environment for workers with disability by painting walls and helping to clear a break-out area for staff. The volunteers went even further by raising $4,000 to purchase steel lockers in which workers can now store their personal items while on the job, as well as valuable stock items and equipment used at the plant.
“We really enjoyed the opportunity to volunteer and raise funds for Achieve Australia,” said Sky Tervydyte, M&A Manager of PwC.
“Working alongside Achieve Australia’s staff was enjoyable and inspiring. Being able to support such a great cause has made us more determined to continue giving. It was particularly rewarding to see the direct impact that our support made to the Achieve supported staff members.”
This was not the first PwC contingent volunteer at Achieve. Last December the CIPS Assurance team volunteered at the Araluen Services Centre to do maintenance and gardening around the building.
We’re looking forward to developing further opportunities to work together.