What is workplace giving
Workplace Giving Programs provide an opportunity for you to help save the orangutan. Giving regularly through your pay is one of the most cost-effective and simple ways of making a donation to Borneo Orangutan Survival Fund.
Any amount helps. The power to make a real difference in any community is in numbers, so even a small weekly amount donated by a number of employees can go a long way towards helping BORNEO ORANGUTAN SURVIVAL (BOS) AUST. secure the future of our most endangered ape.
How does your contribution help?
BOS Australia is reliant on donor support to rescue and rehabilitate orangutans displaced through habitat loss and the illegal pet trade. It currently cares for over 800 orangutans at its Nyaru Menteng and Wanariset/Samboja centres. The rehabilitation process is in many cases long and costly with an orphaned orangutan spending up to eight years in care.
Here are some examples of how your contribution can help:
- $15 can buy babies bottles for 4 orphaned infants
- $25 can buy nappies for a baby for one month
- $50 can restore 5 square metres of the orangutan’s rainforest habitat
- $70 can feed an infant for one month
Workplace Giving provides BOS Australia with regular funding allowing us to plan. Without the need for individual receipts, it saves time and money meaning that more of your donation finds its way to the orangutans.
Benefits for employees
With workplace giving, all your donations are made from your pre-tax salary which means you pay less tax on your reduced individual taxable income.
As BOS Australia has Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status, workplace giving contributions qualify for an immediate tax deduction. You don’t need to keep tax receipts or wait to claim donations with your annual tax return. You reduce your tax with every donation.
In some cases your employer may match your donation dollar-for-dollar. Be sure to ask them.
Benefits for employers
Participating in workplace giving is a great way for a company to demonstrate its social responsibility. It may even choose to go one step further and provide an employer-matched giving program.
It is low cost and can be easily managed through a normal payroll system.
Further information can be found on the Australian Taxation Office website. There are also several organisations that can assist in setting up a program. These include United Way, Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) and Australian Charities Fund (ACF).
What to do next?
1. Check whether your employer operates a Workplace Giving Program. If the answer is yes, you can nominate BOS Australia as a cause you would like to support.
2. Download and complete the attached employee registration form and send it to your pay office.
3. Ask your employer to complete the registration form and return it to BOS Australia at PO Box 3916 Mosman NSW 2088.
4. Money is deducted from your salary each pay period as a pre-tax amount via the usual payroll process.
5. Your employer can then either deposit donations directly to the BOS Australia bank account or forward a cheque. For direct deposit details, ask your employer to give us a call on 02 9011 5455.
6. Your employer will provide documentation of your donations for tax purposes.