Local transport organisations lend a helping hand to Father Chris Riley’s charity ‘Youth Off The Streets’13/07/10, 2:02pm
Veolia Transport NSW has joined hands with the Transport Workers’ Union (TWU) to present a $14,826 cheque to local charity Youth Off The Streets.
Both transport organisations have worked for five years to raise the funds.
The companies selected Youth Off The Streets for the support it provides to young Australians who are affected by homelessness and drug or alcohol use as they work to turn their lives around.
Veolia Transport NSW Managing Director Morris Caputi said, “We support several charities through our workplace giving program, however we wanted to provide additional support to Youth Off The Streets as we see the good work it does on the streets that our buses drive down every day.”
Secretary of TWU NSW Wayne Forno said, “Father Riley’s Youth Off the Streets is about freedom, equality, and brotherhood. Youth Off the Streets says to the world that kids have a right to freely realise their potential; that they deserve equality of opportunity; and that we can build stronger communities by sticking together and fighting for each other.
“The TWU is happy to support as important an organisation as Youth Off the Streets. I want to thank our delegates for donating their allowances to such a worthy cause, and Veolia for arranging the collection of the funds,” Mr Forno added.
Youth Off The Streets founder and CEO Father Chris Riley said that the funds will support the ongoing work of our programs.
“We thank Veolia and the TWU for this heartfelt donation,” Father Riley said.
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