Teachers Health is committed to behaving ethically and with sensitivity in relation to various social, cultural and environmental issues. We understand the positive impact this has on business and community development. With this in mind, we actively engage in community events that focus on fundraising and raising awareness in relation to key social and community issues, including:
- White Ribbon Day – Violence against women
- Cancer Council’s Daffodil Day
- Cancer Council’s Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea
- Cancer Council’s Pink Ribbon Day
- Earth Hour
- Global Corporate Challenge
Teachers Health is delighted to be a ‘Diamond Supporter’ of Stewart House – the charity’s highest sponsorship category. This honour acknowledges the donations and support made to Stewart House by Teachers Health over a number of years and reflects our ongoing commitment to supporting the education community.
Stewart House, in Sydney’s northern beaches, supports 1,800 public school children in need each year. During their 12 days of respite care at Stewart House, the children from NSW and the ACT are provided with optical, dental and medical treatment and screening, as well as emotional support. This is balanced with health and educational programs at an onsite school and out-of-school excursions and activities to help develop social and emotional skills, build self-esteem and improve their overall wellbeing.
The infrastructure and staffing support for the school is provided by the NSW Department of Education and Communities, but Stewart House relies on charitable donations to meet all other costs associated with the children’s stay.
Teachers Health has been actively involved with Stewart House for the past decade and we support its work in a number of ways. Much-needed monetary donations by Teachers Health include workplace giving, fundraising events, and matching dollar-for-dollar any donations made by our staff to the charity. Teachers Health also provides practical, often life-changing, help to the children who stay there by providing glasses or new lenses free of charge from our Health Centres for children who require them – around one in three of the children who visit Stewart House.
Teachers Health is very proud of its long association with Stewart House, supporting the work that the charity does in changing the lives of children in difficult circumstances, giving them hope and positive aspirations for the future.
For more information on Stewart House, visit stewarthouse.org.au