iNova is committed to the community in which we live and work, and our employees also want to make a difference on issues that are important to them. What started as a few employee-led initiatives to give to local charities, the way in which we continue to support charities has turned into our Workplace Giving Program, iGive.
iGive is a program where employees can make regular pre-tax donations to one or all of our partner charities, as well as participate in a variety of fundraising initiatives. With iNova matching dollar for dollar up to $50,000, our target is to donate at least $100,000 each year to our collective charities: Redkite, ReachOut.com and The Smith Family.
The vision of Redkite is to provide essential support to children, teenagers and young adults with cancer to ensure the best possible quality of life for them and their family – now and into the future. Every child and young person’s experience of cancer is unique. To give a child or young person the best chance of managing the cancer journey positively, the whole family and each individual needs to be supported to manage their unique cancer experience.
By alleviating the financial and emotional stress and enabling children, young people, their families and their support networks to develop their strengths and skills, Redkite assists the whole family to achieve that positive end. Redkite will be there throughout the whole cancer journey, from the moment of diagnosis until after treatment finishes.
1 in 4 young Australians are experiencing a mental health difficulty. But there’s an even bigger problem: 70% of those who need help don’t get it. After friends and family, the internet is the first place young people turn to for information and support. That’s where ReachOut.com comes in.
ReachOut’s mission is to deliver innovative e-mental health services that enable young people to take control of their mental health and wellbeing. Everything on ReachOut.com is developed in partnership with young people, making it relevant and engaging. Plus, it’s all based on the latest evidence for promoting mental health, making it trustworthy and effective. It’s a safe space for young people to learn about what they can do to get through tough times and, for many, a chance to help others through their tough times.
The Smith Family delivers Learning for Life programs across 94 Australian communities, often out of the local school. The communities have been identified as having higher concentrations of families living in economic disadvantage and are across all Australian states and territories. As Australia’s largest national education-oriented charity, The Smith Family support disadvantaged Australian children to participate fully in their education, giving them the best chance at breaking the cycle of disadvantage.
The Smith Family’s learning support and mentoring programs help children in need to fit in at school, keep up with their peers, and build aspirations for a better future for themselves. For one in six Australian children and young people growing up in poverty, it can limit their choices, opportunities and outcomes in life. Investing in the education of a disadvantaged child delivers long-term positive benefits for them, their family and potentially generations to come.