During AGL's Melbourne office move to 699 Bourke Street, employees were advised to start collecting any necessary items they may need at the new office and to dispose of any excess stationery items that had been piling up in utility rooms and storage areas around the office at 120 Spencer Street.
Our first boxes of excess stationery was sent to the Salvo’s and RSPCA Victoria in May by our wonderful EFL champion Dee Robertson.
Since then, Kathryn Panias and Laura Pietromartire have organised over 30 boxes of stationery to other charities.
“Given our Psychology and Social Work backgrounds, Kathryn and I are very passionate about giving back to the community in any way we can and we have been involved with a number of charities over the years, therefore it became very clear as to what we needed to do and how we could get involved with the AGL Energy for Life initiative.
As we had been assisting the 699 Project team with the move, we suggested that we organise boxes of mixed stationery items to donate to a variety of wonderful organisations and schools that help the disadvantaged as well as local government primary schools.
In conjunction with our fantastic maintenance team, we started boxing up the items and called charities such as, Very Special Kids who provide care to children who are terminally ill and their families as well as special aid schools for children who have specific developmental impairments or who are deaf or blind. These schools and organisations were based all over Melbourne and were so grateful to AGL for donating these items to them.
With the help of our fantastic Mailroom Supervisor, Brian McKerr, we have donated over 30 boxes of stationery to these wonderful organisations and still counting! It was an absolute pleasure to be a part of AGL’s generous donation initiative and to see the great impact this had on the schools and charities we approached.
We would like to thank everyone involved in this process, your generous help was much appreciated.”