Penrith RSL Staff Giveback Program
“It is the local area that supports our club, and so it is the local area we want to give back to.”
Mr Neel Chand, CEO Penrith RSL Club
In addition to the funds that Penrith RSL Club have given back to the community this year through Club Grants, the club’s Board also approved an amount of $15,000 for the staff to donate to local charities and organisations of their choosing.
“We give over $400,000 to the community through Club Grants and to programs like Homes for Heroes, Kokoda Youth Leadership Challenge and the Max Potential program. This latest initiative is focused exclusively on the Nepean area as it is the local area that supports our club, and so it is the local area we want to give back to,” said Penrith RSL Club CEO, Mr Neel Chand.
The staff were asked to vote for the local charity or organisation of their choice and the organisations that received the most votes were declared the recipients.
“Our staff had the opportunity to choose organisations that they felt were important to them, as they are local community members themselves”, stated Penrith RSL Club Chairman, Mr Frank Portelli.
The club also held a massive fundraiser raffle for the Queen of Hearts Foundation in June, as a part of the Clubs NSW ‘Do Something Day Initiative’, where over $4,000 was raised to help the foundation pay for their on-staff social worker.
“We are really proud of this program as it is staff driven. We are immensely proud of all of our community work, but to have our staff directly involved is just fantastic”, said Mr Chand.
The lucky recipients
The Queen of Hearts Foundation. More Info
The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Nepean Hospital. More Info
West Connect Domestic Violence Services. More Info
Mama Lana’s. More Info
Luke Priddis Foundation. More Info
For Poppy Pete. More Info